I’m back with another celebration post and giveaway. Today I have an awesome guest designer to inspire you all. I’m a big fan of Shona’s work! Have you seen her CAS cards? They are to die for! Fortunately for all of us, she agreed to do a guest post for us. 🙂
You can check Shona’s beautiful work on
Before I let you check what Shona made, here is today’s giveaway…
A $10 worth digis of your choice to Craftin Desert Divas.
To be eligible for the giveaway,
1. Follow my blog.
2. Follow Shona’s blog.
3. Leave a comment on this post.
*** Giveaway ends on 14th September.
Now let us see what Shona made…
Hi everyone!! I’m super excited and honoured to be invited as a Guest Designer to help Sindu celebrate her blog’s 5th birthday!!
I got to know Sindu through seeing her card entries for different challenges. I especially have loved her entries for the Little Tangles challenge where her colouring and design skills are out of this world!! She has really built up a name for herself in the card making community over the past five years and I’m sure she will wow us with even more as the years go by!
For my card I really wanted it to be punchy and graphic to help her celebrate this milestone:
This was a little fiddly to put together (which if you know me I love making this sort of card) but so worth the hassle!! And since its also Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday this month too, I thought I would use their products for this card.
I recently made a card with a tissue box as inspiration which so many people loved. I have another box in my bedroom which I love too, so I was inspired by that pattern to make this card. Here’s the tissue box:
Bit of a funny photo but I was trying to show you how the box not only had the graphic pattern around it but also had solid yellow on each end. Thanks to Pams for another card idea!!
I started off by die-cutting the Neat and Tangled ‘Hexastar Cover Plate’ with some black cardstock. I removed all the triangles and popped to the side. I then die-cut it again using some white CS. Because I used a metal shim it popped out of the die really easily with all the triangles still in place. I put a piece of Glad ‘Press n Seal’ over the back to keep them all together.
After gluing the black die-cut to a piece of white cardstock, I then spent a while gluing the white triangles into place. Having them inlaid gave a much more polished look than just putting the die over cardstock. I worked out where I wanted to cut the die into parts and used my scissors. Once I had my two panels I added foam tape to the back of each.
To incorporate the yellow I cut a strip of yellow cardstock (from Simon Says Stamp) and glued it to the card front. I then pressed the panels into place. For the sentiment I die-cut the outside part of the Neat and Tangled ‘Celebrate’ die from plain vellum and the word itself twice from black cardstock. I glued the works together and then to the vellum. I was then able to add tiny strips of double-sided tape behind the letters to adhere in place.
To give this card a bit of bling I added some Neat and Tangled clear and yellow sequins and some Glossy Accents to the word die-cut. I really hope Sindu likes it!!
Congratulations Sindu on an amazing 5 years and I know she has lots of other Guest Designers and prizes planned to celebrate this milestone. Thanks so much for having me!
Isn’t Shona a genius?! I absolutely love both the projects! These graphic, bright and bold projects are sure to catch anyone’s attention.
Thank you, Shona! It is an honour having you on my blog!
See you soon with another stunning guest post soon…