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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CardMaker Magazine Blog Metallic Inspirations Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another fun blog hop with the CardMaker magazine blog design team! We will all be sharing shinny, sparkly, metallic inspired cards with you today. 

If you are here from sweet Kimberly's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, you will want to head back to the CardMaker blog where it all starts.

Brooke asked  us to create a card using anything that is metallic, sparkly and shinny. Now...to be completely honest, I created these cards awhile back for a magazine submission, but they didn't make the cut. 

I thought I would save this first card for a special occasion, and boy does it work for this one! They just don't get any more shinny than this! LOL! :)

I used UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and metallic accents to create the look of a bar-b-que grill. What dad doesn't like a shinny new red BBQ? :)

The next card has been published on one of my past design team blogs, but never on mine. I thought as a bonus card today, I would post it here as well. It too is very shinny and sparkly with metallic accents.

Here's a closer look.

Before you go, if you love the CardMaker blog team girl's work, you won't want to miss out on the beautiful new 2013 CardMaker calendar

I am so blessed to have my cards included in this wonderful calendar along side of cards by Kimberly Crawford, Carolyn King, Colleen Schaan, Anya Schrier, and Michelle Woerner.
It's super high quality, glossy finished, comes with stunning photography, and has full instructions plus supply lists for every card included.
Why not order one for yourself and several for friends and family? They would make awesome Christmas gifts! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by today. 

Your next stop on the hop is back to the CardMaker blog, where I am sure Brooke will have something beautiful to share with you!  :)

Here are the links to the rest of the girls on the hop, just in case you hoped in somewhere in the middle  :) ...

Trudy Sjolander (you are here)
Brooke Smith (CardMaker blog)

"Dad" Card Supply List:
Stampers Anonymous - #CMS5079 Mini Cirque Alpha stamps by: Tim Holtz 
Discount Cardstock - Posh Red Linen, Silver Foil, Posh True Black linen, and Brilliant White cardstock 
Ranger Industries - Perfect Medium, ultra thick embossing powder, silver embossing powder, black ink, and Heat It tool 
Spellbinders - M Bossabilities #EL-D03 Patchwork embossing folder and die cutting machine 
Crop-A-Dile Corner Comper 
Beacon - Fabri-tac glue 
Helmar - Zap Dots 
Silver gel pen

Wedding Card Supply List:
Fiskars- Just Married Quotes stamps 
Discount Card Stock - Pearlized Porcelain Scored Cards and Envelopes, Silver Posh, and Bazzill White Wedding Pack 
Ranger's -Perfect Medium 
Want2Scrap's - White Pearl Scalloped Hearts Nestabling and Self Adhesive White Pearls, Spellbinder's - Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities, Wizard, Prima's -Symphony Blend Andanta White flower, Martha Stewart's - Butterfly Stamp and Punch, EK Success - Petite Flower Punch, Ranger Ink's - Studio White Acrylic Paint, Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder and Heat It Tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon's - White Sparkle Velvet Ribbon, Helmar's Craft Glue and Zap Dots 


Carolyn King said...

Love both of your cards Trudy! The first card is so clever (and shiny!) ..very cool card for dad and the second is beautiful with all of its pearls and metallic butterfly accents!

Patti J said...

Wow! Talk about SHINY!!!! These are both beautiful, True! Thanks for sharing :) P.S. Lovin' that baby bump photo too - and boy, oh, boy, am I every jealous!!!

Jennie said...

Love the way you used the UTEE and perfect shiny dad card!! Your second one just pops with those metallic accents.

Brooke said...

Lovely cards as always!! :)

Natalie said...

You definitely have the shine on with these fantastic cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Desire Fourie said...

Thiese are so creative. Love the design. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS. Both are so creative and I love your designs.

Mary said...

Love both of your cards...They are very pretty...

christi said...

wow, some serious shine going on for the grill. very cute. the wedding card is gorgeous!

iram akrm said...

Nice thought I like your thought I tell you something You can Special Summon this card easily if you banish "Obelisk the Tormentor" and "Slifer the Sky Dragon" (with cards like "Gold Sarcophagus") while you control "The Winged Dragon of Ra". Simply use "Return from the Different Dimension" to summon "Slifer" and "Obelisk", and then Tribute all 3 for an Instant Win.ID Card Maker

Lucy said...

Beautiful weding card! I really like the shiny card-guys would like the effect-like a shiny new car!

a1983alaskan said...

Totally fabulous cards! Love the "shine" in them.

Glenda J said...

Great work on these. Especially love the colours and shine on the first one.