Saturday, May 22, 2010

Romantic Maya Cards with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! Today I’d like to share a couple of cards that I created using some yummy Glitz Design products from the Maya collection!  As a part of the card design team, I am so very honored to be able to use their wonderful products for these projects, and this collection was the first thing to catch my eye after opening up the box of goodies from Glitz Design. I love the vibrant colors and grungy feel of this collection, and I just knew that I would dig into them first for my debut projects with Glitz Design!
The first card was created using this past week’s Card Patterns Sketch 64. I used navy blue Bazzill cardstock for the card base and layered a white cardstock mat which was punched with an EK Success border punch on top of the card base. Next, I took a piece of Glitz Design patterned paper (Maya Polka from the Maya collection) and stitched a border around it with my sewing machine.
Then I die cut a piece of navy cardstock, embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, painted a layer of Blue Into Town Shimmerz Pearlz on it, and added a gold border using my Krylon gold metallic marker. On top of this die cut piece is a die cut  and embossed chipboard heart painted with Grammie Berrie Shimmerz Pearlz. I added a Prima flower and the Glitz Design sentiment sticker and adhered it to the card front. Finally, I wrapped a piece of crinkled seam binding and a bow embellished with a gold button onto the card.
The second card was inspired by this week’s sketch 139 over at the Mojo Monday blog. This time my card base was made from white cardstock, and I used another piece of Glitz Design Maya Polka patterned paper. What can I say? I love it! I punched the bottom border using a Martha Steward border punch. Next, I drew a border around the patterned paper and embellished it with pearls in each corner as well as along the bottom border of the paper.
I cut a piece of Glitz Design Maya Damask paper and painted the edges with white gesso. On top of this piece is a measuring tape sticker from Glitz Design, a die cut chipboard that was embossed, sprayed with Shimmerz Snow Storm Vibez spray, and painted with Green with Envy Shimmerz Pearlz. After adhering the chipboard piece to the card front, I embellished it with a Prima flower and a couple of crinkled seam binding pieces.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the new Maya collection products from Glitz Design on these cards. They were so fun to work with!


Lea L. said...

These are just amazing, Christine!! I love how sweet and romantic they are...perfect use of the Maya line!


noel joy said...

these are fabulous christine!

leah said...

VERY pretty cards, Christine!