Monday, May 9, 2016

Aladdin Card

This spring my daughter was in her first middle school musical, and it was a wonderful experience for her. She was a shopkeeper in the "Aladdin Jr." musical, and she absolutely adored working with her choir teacher/musical director. Miss Hildebrandt did an amazing job working with the cast and making this show fantastic. We wanted to thank her for all her hard work, and so being a cardmaker, I knew she would be getting a thank you card made specially for her!
I happened upon this Aladdin-themed clear stamp set by Your Next Stamp on a recent trip to my local craft outlet store and felt so blessed to have the perfect stamp set to make Miss Hildebrandt's thank you card. Don't you love it when that happens? God is so good to care about even the small details of our lives!
To make this card, I started with a 5x7 inch card base and distressed the edges with blue ink. Then I cut a piece of design paper to fit as a background. I thought the wave pattern could double as smoke wafting out of the lamp whenever the genie was summoned. I added some blue sparkly cardstock and a border of sparkly silver adhesive paper to follow the sketch over at Your Next Stamp's bi-weekly challenge.
For the image, I heat embossed the stamp with black ink and clear embossing powder. Then I die cut the image with a Gine Marie Designs stitched oval die and colored the image with Copic, MEXPY and opaque white markers.
I designed the sentiment using my Silhouette Design Studio software and printed it on vellum and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to match the gold lamp in the image. I die cut the sentiment with an X-stitched Gina Marie Designs rectangle die and adhered it with glue dots in the four corners. I covered where the glue dots showed through the vellum with some blue rhinestones and added a few blue and gold sequins to finish it all off. I think my daughter's director will enjoy this card.
Here's my daughter (second from the left) with her friends having fun after the first performance:
Here's the card front:
And here's how the inside looks:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  • YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.38 - (W2 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use both
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes  / Die Cut
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Make It Sparkle
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Mythical
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (May) Anything Goes: use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft M, 3E, Must Stamp, does not have to be vintage -
613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #175 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use a Die to Frame or Showcase Your Sentiment
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - (May 1) Anything Goes 
Come and Get It W3E #117 Card for a Woman
Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - May- Pink Team ~ Anything Goes Purple Team ~Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #33 Anything Goes  (W2 of 2)
Penny Black and More – M, no digis3E – May - Anything Goes with Stamping
Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – May - Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E  there's magic in the air  
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO  anything goes 
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  M(1st Sat) E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) anything goes with something colored - always
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.57 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.107 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.137 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 9 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 27 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why* (W1 of 2) I like both patterned papers and embossed papers, but patterned papers are often quick and easy to use, so I would say I prefer them.
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends 2W, SIO - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #179 Mother's Day (alternative thank you) (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes 

DoubleClick Skittles - 2W, E1, F -  #47  Teacher Appreciation (or school related)  (Week 2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #84 Always Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#228/229 Family Friendly/Anything Goes 


  1. What a fun card to celebrate your daughter! Great photo of them too. Love the embossing on vellum, Carrie! I am so glad you joined us in this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  2. Such a fun card! Great genie in a bottle stamp! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  3. A fun card to celebrate. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  4. A really nice design, love the addition of vellum and wonderful color choices.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  5. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Leanne DT/LPCF

  6. A gorgeous fun card Carrie. thank you for entering your lovely card into our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again next month.


  7. A fun and fab card. Very suitable for the occasion. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  8. Really cute image and love all the glitter and another fun image on the lovely inside.
    Thank you for joining in Magic in the Air challenge this week at Allsorts.


  9. A nice thought for the teacher and a magical card indeed. Thanks for joining our feminine challenge at Come And Get It, CarolG & DT

  10. Cute. Love it. Great Job.Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday Challenges.

    Amanda DT

  11. Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  12. It's me again, just noticed you also played along in my Let's Color Linky Party. And I wanted to thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation there too! Hope you come join in again soon!

  13. So cute!! Love all the shimmer and shine on the front. And the sentiment is really just perfect for your specific situation. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  14. Lovely! Great colours and design!
    Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld
    Veronique DT

  15. A lovely magical creation Carrie and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  16. Perfect for the teacher!! Wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  17. Brilliant fun card love the images and bling---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  18. Love your project, thanks so much for joining us last week at Catch the Bug, hope to see you again very soon!

  19. Love the images on the vellum! Such a great idea! So much gorgeous sparkle and shine!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  20. How perfect is that stamp set for the occasion?! Sparkly and fun card. Thanks for joining in YNS challenge #38!

  21. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

  22. What a fun card for a wonderful experience for your daughter! Love the images, and all the sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge - Chris, SNS DT

  23. Great Card thank your for entering into ooh La La Blog Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

  24. Love all the awesome sparkles in your card. Thanks a lot for linking up to our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. There's still a few hours left on our current Challenge so, hope you come back and join us. God bless always!

    JO ANN

  25. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x