This entry is for a card I've made for Chris's daughter who's going to be 15 in July. She 'ordered' (yes, you're right 'cheeky mare' :-) ) a huge shiny over the top card but this is my version of that which is much more calmed down but still with the essential bling, shine and shimmer. The inspiration this time was from Tiffany at http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/. Of course you can never make an exact replica and who'd want to really or you wouldn't have any creative input and besides, it depends on what stock you've got or can find.
The shoe box on the front was a find in a 'offcuts/misprints' type box of card I got from the Manchester craft fair in February (not sure of exact month but it was something like then). The shoes were cut at 3.5" from the Forever Young cartridge. The other cuts were 8.5x11 for glossy basecard, 8x5 for the pink glitter card (Kanban) and 8x5 for the pearlescent paper layer. The pink part of the shoes was 'glossy accent'ed as were the lids of the shoe boxes. The ribbon was from Hobbycraft as were the pink flowers 'bling bling'. The message is a peel-off by Anita's glitterations which is part of the Docraft line.
I made the envelope with Centura Pearl card and embossed a shape on the seal tip from a Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro section, with the help of Crafter's Companion Spray and Slide. (Goodness me, the amount of products needed in the background is often way too many to mention without boring the pants off people). I also cut some glittery pink shoes to decorate the front as can be seen from the photo. Inside the card are two 2" shoes cut out of the pink pearlescent paper too.
I've been very clever with this post (well, I hope it works) as I've scheduled it not to appear until July 16th which is her birthday, just in the off-chance she has a nosey, as she mentioned the fact that I had a blog last week, so it's within her realm of knowledge :-)
Take care out there