Thursday, August 23, 2012

Glitter Magic Incorporated!

As all of you know, I love glitter and bling! so this technique was right up my alley.  I don't even know what it's called, or if it has a name, but I call it "Glitter Magic"! 

Just look at how those lovely stamped flowers sparkle!  Speaking of flowers, these are from the new stamp set, Summer Sillhouettes.  I just LOVE this set -- it's a two-step stampin' set, but it's not "complicated" to line up the images -- i.e. no stamp-a-ma-jig required!  Just stamp and go.  This branch that I stamped here, would be lovely embossed in white on Crumb Cake card stock for a fall look, as well, or on a masculine card to look like branches....  I have lots of ideas in my head for this set!
Anyways, I digress!  For the card at hand, stamp the stems and flowers on a Whisper White panel in Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight inks.  Next, cut a pc of the Big Shot multipurpous adhesive sheets to the same size as your Whisper White panel.  Peel the liner off your adhesive pc, and press it straight down onto your stamped image.  Next, burnish over the top well with your bone folder -- this will make the adhesive all stick to your image and not leave you with empty glitter patches.  Finally, peel off the other liner to this double sided adhesive, being careful not to stick your fingers to it or you will pull adhesive off your image -- dump tons of Dazzling Diamonds glitter onto your sticky panel, shake off the excess, and turn it face down on some scratch paper and burnish the back side a little to get that glitter "well stuck".  That's all there is to it! Another wonderful aspect of these sheets, is that you can punch through them with your punches.  So, try stamping a gorgeous ornament, or a snow flake, apply your adhesive, and punch it out! peel off the liner, and add glitter, and you have a dazzling focal point for a card or page.

Other uses for this adhesive include adhering DSP to chipboard, adhering fabric to cork to cut out coasters, or attaching ribbon to a card or page -- just lay your ribbon on a strip of the adhesive, and then peel and stick.

Hope you will feel inspired to try some Glitter Magic yourself!

Summer Smooches Card Class

Ok, so I have seriously been missing in action for a long while, but I am back! with a card kit class idea to share with you.  A fellow demo, Alisha, shared this idea with me, and I recently offered it to my customers.  The class included the Bright Blossoms stamp set, a sheet of dimensionals, a pkg of rhinestones, 6 half sheets of the Summer Smooches DSP, and supplies to make these 7 cards featured here -- for the low price of $30.  It is a great kit for beginner stampers and experienced alike.  I enjoyed making the cards, and I've been stamping for more than 10 years! 

So,.... here they are!  Tell me what you think. :)

Happy Stamping to each and every one of you!