It’s been a rough couple of weeks with lots of things going on in my work life, dealing with a litigation for my family, and my health failing me (still not sure what is going on there, but I’m going in for more tests next week), and I just haven’t had much time for crafting. However, given that September 6th yis my 10th anniversary, I wanted to take a little time to use my new Birch Press Designs Dazzle Layering Die Set to make a super quick but spectacular card for Mr. CraftyPaws. Yes, these dies are a bit pricey (currently $72), but because the results are so amazing and they are so versatile (you can use single or multiple layers, parts, etc.), I think they are well worth the money.

As my hubby and I both love the color blue, I thought it would be fun to use shiny, sparkly card stock in silvers and blues. The base is a sparkly blue from DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack Classics (sorry the pictures don’t do this justice). The next layer up (Layer C) was cut from a blue-green silver, the middle layer (Layer B) was cut from a light blue silver, and the top layer (Layer A) was cut from a pure silver cardstock. These foiled cardstocks were from the 6 x 6 DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack and the 6 x 6 Recollections Christmas Foils Paper Pad. Then for the center pinked circle opening, I die cut “10” from an old numbers die set (sorry I don’t know the brand) using more of the pure silver foil cardstock; I actually stacked 5 of them to better stand out from the Dazzle layers. HINT: Gluing all these layers together, especially the top most intricate layer was made easy by using my favorite wet glue: Art Glitter Glue with a Fine Nozzle Tip.

That was it! I think this may have been one of the fastest cards I’ve ever made, but I love how clean and dynamic it is! Click the following picture to watch the process video of making this anniversary card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Clean and Simple Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes with Optional Fall/Halloween
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Pastels Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes ChallengeWINNER


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