leave a little sparkle

Hi everyone! I’m winding down with my first-of-the-month posts and thanks for hanging in there with me! One more after this one, lol! A new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the September Putting on the Ritz Customer Challenge!

This is my first Gecko Galz post and I wanted to create something super ritzy! So I used lots of glam and glitz with the image I used from the Retro Christmas Collage Set! Isn’t she sassy?!


Lots of layering going on here. I layered the background on black cardstock and added a pretty frilly lacy die cut edge down the left side. I added a thin faux stitched border down the center of the die cut edge and added some clear rhinestones. I cut the image with a dotted rectangles die and layered it on teal foil cardstock, then on black cardstock, then on pastel teal glitter paper and then another layer of black cardstock and popped up on foam for some dimension. I gave her dress, the trees in the background and the snowflakes all a nice coat of shimmer which you can’t see, darn it! The final touches were the sentiment sticker and file tab.


I decorated the inside with leftover strips of patterned paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped a super cool sentiment and layered the panel on more black cardstock.


One final look… love the dimension! Love how this turned out! :)


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, DCWV Glitzy Pastels paper, DCWV Teal Foiled cardstock
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set, Stampin’ Up Grateful Bunch stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die-sire Art Deco Edge die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  American Crafts File Tab, thick black foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk word stickers, Stampin’ Up Clear Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ritzy project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

One thought on “leave a little sparkle”

  1. Leslie, this card is gorgeous. I just love this card. The design is super and I think the sentiment stickers are so cool looking on the panel edge.


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