Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MMSC17 - Starbursts for Dad

I'm baaaaaack!!! Sorry I've been missing for a while, but I hope to catch up now with some much needed creative therapy :) Let's start with this weeks sketch challenge at Midnight Madness. There is always soooo much going on there - between the great giveaways, the creative sketches, the fun contests, the awesome blog candy, etc., etc. . . . you would be MAD not to check it out!

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My card this week was inspired by a recent trip to NY, where I ran across these wonderful, super-sparkly prismatic papers by Best Occasions while shopping with my Mom & Dad. My Dad agreed to buy them for me under one condition - I have to make a card for him! He immediately chose this gold starburst design, so I had my work cut out for me (no pun intended) when I returned from my vacation. It's pretty sad when your family has to resort to bribery to receive a handmade card from you! *snicker*

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Priscilla's sketch was a fairly simple one, so it was easy to go all out with the "bling"!

I mimicked the starbursts on this fab paper with my sewing machine and stitched with gold metallic thread. I used some gold elastic cording and some real pretty gold brads from K & Co.'s Que Sera Sera line.

My Cricut "Dad" diecut was glittered with Martha Stewart Brownstone using
Scor-Pal's great adhesive sheets and in keeping with the starburst theme, mounted on top of 4 starburst nesties all popped up w/ dimensional tape.

I stamped & embossed the strip behind everything with a little "thanks" stamp by Inkadinkado and ran one layer of paper through my Cuttlebug snowflake folder which looked more like starbursts when added to all of the others!

Besides the fab prismatic papers, all of the other papers used are K & Co.'s recycled cardstock sheets - made with 100% post-consumer waste & printed with soy ink!
Gotta remember our planet whenever we can :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all of the other creations by the Midnight Madness Design Team as well as our talented guest designer for Sept. - Carol Hurlock - WELCOME Carol! - then get started on your own design!


  1. Glad to have you back Sonya! Beautiful take on the sketch! Perfect masculine card for Dad!! The dp is perfect!!

  2. Welcome back Sonya! Isn't it too true about family having to bribe you for a card...we make them for everyone else and family is usually the last ones to receive them!! I bet your dad will love this one though. Great take on the sketch, colors are fab and all the bling too!

  3. Hope you enjoyed your visit to NY and seeing your Dad, a great trade off, he gets a great card and you get great papers! Great card this week.

  4. That was so sweet of your Dad to buy you those papers. You need to make that man some more cards. Make one for your mom too. :) I love the look of those shiny papers. I had seen those in a book recently and was contemplating buying them. Now, after seeing this wonderful card, I will have to get them.

    Nice having you back.


  5. What a great DAD card! So nice to have a dad support your hobby! He is just going to love your card! What a great job on the sketch challenge! Awesome papers!

  6. Hey Sonya! Fabulous card this week! I always love to see your work! Glad to see you finding a few minutes to craft again! :)

  7. Love the card, nice to see a male card with lots of bling and still look masculine, I am sure he is gonna love it! Take Care:X)

  8. What a great card Sonya! I'm so glad you had a nice visit with your mom and dad! I'm sure he will love this card! Welcome back. :)

  9. Just stopped by to tell you I saw this card on Card of the Week! CONGRATS!!!

  10. Wow, Sonya, I so do envy your stitching on this card...so fantastic. Everything about this is outstanding and striking in design and composition. All the shiny elements are so striking. Thank you for the warm and wonderful welcome. I really appreciate it so very much.


  11. Those are neat stitching. The gold & bright combo made this card look so wonderfully!

  12. great card...there are never enough dad cards out there. I love giving men handmade cards because they seem to be just totally in awe of them...lol....this card made me think of how men seem to appreciate cards sometimes more than women. it made me smile

  13. lol...another thing that just made me laugh...when i posted that comment the 'verification word' i had to type to have the comment post was 'hooters'


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