Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentine Index Cards + VIDEO

Welcome back to Day 4 of our brand new blog event! We have the first ever "5 for 5" holiday event... 5 designers will bring you inspiration for 5 days in a row, for 5 big holidays throughout 2015! Each day we have a different theme, and today the theme is GLITTER. Some of the designers are offering prizes so leave your comments to be entered to win!

Index cards are my way of trying new techniques and just playing around, without having to commit to a full journal page or card. I have a rolodex full of these little things, so I thought it'd be fun to make some for this Valentine's event.

These two index cards use the exact same products and materials but turned out completely different. It was fun to see them transform in such opposite directions!

I used a lot of gorgeous new papers from DCWV that are available now at Joann's. They have new Premium Paper Packs which hold a collection of 5 sheets of very high quality paper, including glitter, vellum, embossed, and even laser cut! I also used the fabulous BLING SHEETS (!!!) they are like shiny crystals on adhesive paper. They're amazing!

Of course I needed to finish these off with some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel! It IS a glitter theme, after all! I also have yet another PROCESS VIDEO! So you can watch how these two cards turned into two very different pieces!

Make sure to visit the rest of the designers in this hop!

RACHEL - (that's me!)

Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Address Labels Die
Ranger Craft Mat
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub Ons -
Twinkling H2O’s
Unity Stamp Co Hearts
Unity Stamp Co Script

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  1. Love all the textures on these cards! Beautiful colors too!

  2. What a brilliant idea! What you have done on these 2 are the colors and all the little details ♥

  3. Lovely cards, like all the added texture, and colours. Gail xx

  4. Lovely index cards - great texture on both!!

  5. These are so much fun. Great index cards.

  6. So pretty - love the colors and texture.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  7. Wow, the index cards are stunning, love all the texturs and colors.

  8. Hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for posting sites where you can buy product's. It helps someone like me who fall's behind the times lol

  9. I totally fall in love with your creative skill:)))) I am UR new subscriber too! I will try these techniques in my creations too. Thanks for sharing the videos! Totally adorable!!!!

  10. Looks like fun I have to try to try to make some too.

  11. These are gorgeous!! Neat idea to use the index cards to try new techniques!! I use a journal book for my test runs :)

  12. I like the index card idea for mixed media projects & techniques

  13. Very pretty cards! I love the contrast on the black and pink one!

  14. Both your index cards are beautiful. Thanks for the great video.
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  15. I love how you use rolodex cards, then you can write notes on tht back to remember what you used! Both are beautiful!

  16. What a great idea to use index cards as experiments. These valentine ones are terrific! Thanks for the chance to win some terrific goodies. I came to your blog for FWF, but now I have to look at all your 5 for 5 projects, too! :)
    <3 J

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