Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter G

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "G". This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "G" element will be featured in their post.  If you came from  Marie Goetz - Marie's Paper Crafting and Such then you're on the, right track!

For my "G" project, 
I chose the Gap card 
with Gold embossing, 
Gold Glitter paper 
and Gold Glitter Gems. 

The Gap card is cut with a see through gap.  The gap can be connected with any shape or figure of your choice.  I used an Easter egg and acetate to hold the pieces together, the acetate was cut from a flip flap.  I've seen Gap cards without the acetate, also.  While creating this card, it was fun to play with the embossed Easter egg.  I was thinking I could create a cloisonne looking egg with our Shin Han markers, it just wasn't working.  I'm at a crop retreat for Friday night and Sat. and so got lots of help, :-) suggestions,and comments, "yes, that works, or no, how about.....?!"  What great friends to inspire me.  A special, "Thanks a bunch" to Debi G. who helped solve mechanical problems - such as, if you only use one egg you need acetate to hold the other side.Great advice, such as "I like the egg with white and just the gold embossing, no color"  Yes, I agree, I like it too.  :-)
She always inspires, affirms, and encourages me.  Debi, THANK YOU!

 G's in this gate -fold card:  made with glitz and glam using generous amounts of liquid glass and gold glitter, and gems. I was going for a graduation gift card for a girl geek but the
goal to make an Easter card prevailed.
I'm glad if this post gives you a good grin.

I just make a gate fold card using the new "Jackson" paper that comes out April 1.  I started with a traditional gate fold and then added tabs.  This card could be a Father's Day card.
D1616 Have a Happy Day stamp set
Z3039 Glacier Extra thick twine
Z3041 Ocean side sequins
Z1751 Sparkles Clear 
Shin Han marker to color the sparkles blue.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lisa Plummer of Flaunt Your Creativity.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!


  1. Love the gap card! Glitter too! And your masculine card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love these card techniques and will have to give them a try! Great projects!

  3. I love how that gatefold card turned out!!! And also, the gold embossed egg is beautiful!!!

  4. Both cards are wonderful- but I especially love that gold glitter gap card!

  5. Oh both cards are so lovely! I especially like the gatefold one!

  6. Love both cards! I had never thought about bridging the gap with acetate! Love the egg too!

  7. So lovely Daryls! Love the glitz and glam of the Easter card! Never have seen this fold and can not wait to try it. The old car stamp set on your second card is one of my favorites! Great job!

  8. Very unique cards, they are great!