Friday 11 October 2013

Twenty One

I needed a special 21st Birthday card and the inspiration photo from Pinspired this week gave me an idea for a rainbow themed sparkly celebration that would be perfect for the recipient!

I cut the words twenty one out of a piece of thick white card on my silhouette cameo and placed it on my card base.  I lightly drew around the letters using the front panel as a stencil so I could see where they would be on the base card.  I then went to town with my sequin collection!  I covered the whole area of the the words with an even layer of pinflair gel which is my preferred glue for this technique as it holds the sequins and stays wet a decent length of time for "faffing"  I covered over each letter with a different colour of the rainbow just like the eye makeup and left it to dry.

I stamped one of the fabby Uptown Girls "Opal the Optimist" from Stamping Bella onto copic card and coloured here in before fussy cutting her out.  I stamped her matching sentiment directly onto the front panel and then glued Opal into place.   I used a thick layer of pinfalir gel around the edge of the panel to adhere it to the base so there was a little dimension to give the sequins room to shimmer!

Here's the inspiration photo and link to the challenge -

I'm also going to link it up to the anything goes birthday challenge -


  1. Tara - I absolutely love this! The rainbow sequin letters are super - I admire your patience - and the image is just fab. Great work!

  2. This is stunning! Those letters must look so shiny and beautiful. Great image and good coloring too!

  3. Beautiful :) Great idea with sequins :)

  4. When I saw this card I loved the way you used the inspiration pic and thought how perfect it is as a 21st birthday celebration card, but then I understood how you'd made it and realised it is a work of sequin art! Fantastic! Vicky x

  5. Fantastic job with the sequins! Thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenges.

  6. Fantastic card is right! Love that sparkly sentiment! So glad you linked it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  7. This is just awesome Tara!! Brilliant take on the photo and what a way to use sequins too, especially for a special girlie birthday card :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Fabulous the sequins! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!


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