This card covers two challenge and finally uses an image from an image swap we had last year over at Craftmad. Sorry the picture is a bit yellow, it took 20 photos to get this. The glitter kept blurring in the photo...any tips appreciated. I will have another try today.
I visited one of my friends blogs (Cathy) yesterday and she was showing off a card for a cuttlebug challenge. So I went on to investigate the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot . The challenge was called "Serendipity #21" which is the technique of making a collage with scraps of paper. I just so happened to have had tried this a couple of years ago and had spare squares already cut. This is when the second challenge came in from Cuttlebug Challenges Inspired #22 - glitter, stamped image and cuttlebug.
This is what I did. I ran lines of double sided tape across and down the card in a grid. Then sprinkled on some blue glitter. Ran my serendipity squares through the cuttlebug using the 'forest branches' embossing folder and then the 'swiss dots' embossing folder. I adhered the squares into the glitter grid. I used water colour pencils to colour in the cupcake and layered this on black board and gold paper. Stamped up the birthday greeting and added to the top of the card.