I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flower for Mom

Challenge #10: Bling it Up

How do you bling up your projects? Showcase here! Enter any new paper craft that shows off your bling. Remember to link directly to your project post. No back linking. 

Codes: M, 3E, C10

Challenge ends May 21st. 

We are tremendously lucky to have The Buckle Boutique as our sponsor. 

The design-team-chosen winner of our challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to The Buckle Boutique.

For my project this week, I wanted to make a card for my mom, and I knew I wanted to use a flower image. Since I was going to be adding lots of shimmer and shine to this card, I wanted to keep the bulk of the card clean and simple with lots of white space. I started with this wonderful flower stamp from the Flower Block Set 1 from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I used a glossy merlot embossing powder for the stamp, and then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the flower alternating between GR5, PB4 and 5. I used a little yellow to shade the background. 

I went over the lines inside of the flower and stems with the Cinnabar glitter pen by Martha Stewart, and then I added yellow glitter to the center of the flower. 

The green mat is actually embossed with a dot folder from Cuttlebug, and the flourishes are cut from the Cricut cartridge Wall Decor and More. I used two shades of pearlescent green card stock for the flourishes to add to the shimmer and shine. Finally, I added three clear gems at the bottom of the card. 

Challenges Entered

Crafty Boots: Sparkle
Sparkle n Sprinkle: Anything Goes
House of Cards: Sketch + CAS + classy
Pile it On: No DP
Robyn's Fetish Challenge: Square Cards


  1. Beautiful coloring! The glitter on the flower is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Pile it On!
    Tracey, DT

  2. Love your take on our sketch. Gorgeous coloring on your card. Thank you for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog! Have a great day.

  3. That bloom is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE this creative take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  4. Your card is gorgeous! Love the merlot embossing powder to outline the flower. SO glad you shared it with is for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  5. Beautiful card and image. Love the embossing and the sparkle for your flower center :-)
    Thanks for joining us in this month's challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle, hoping to see more of your beautiful creations in future challenges :-)
    ~Steff~ http://embellishitall.blogspot.com/

  6. Very pretty card! Love your coloring and use of the glitter pen! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  7. I love the simplicity of your card, the beautifully coloured image speaks for itself. The addition of the swirls is perfect. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  8. Beautiful square card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenge this week.

  9. Fabulous card, I am sure your mum will love it. Beautiful colouring, really soft and lovely shading. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Great card Faith, love the flower you have picked hugs Kelly x

  11. Beautiful and Bling-alicious! You are the Queen of Scrapbooker Phd!


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