Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Glitter Paper Revisited

The last thing I wanted to show at Lisa's meeting was my glitter paper technique. It's not often that I have an original idea (one that didn't originate on splitcoast), so I'm pretty proud of this one.

This card might look familiar, because it is very similar to this one that I did with Roses in Winter. Once again, the original layout was from Cindy Lyles' Butterfly Kisses card.

This time, I used Loads of Love to make a Christmas card. I stamped the little truck on whisper white card stock in Timber Brown Stazon ink so it wouldn't smear. Then I used an aquapainter and my ink pads to color the truck in. I used rose red for the truck, basic black markers for the tires, going gray for the bumper and hubcaps, so saffron for her hair and the headlights, bordering blue for the windshield and garden green for her shirt. The I masked the truck bed and stamped the tree. To ink the tree, I used a chocolate chip and a garden green marker to color the trunk and needles. When all was done, I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the headlight, hubcaps, bumper, tree and the driver's hair. The rest of the card was going to sparkle, so I didn't want her to feel left out!

For the so saffron strip, I used my two-way glue pen to go over some of the lines. Then I sprinkled on some more Dazzling Diamonds. I've found that you shouldn't do every line or else it will look really bad. Instead, randomly alternate between thick lines and thin lines. I also added glitter to all the polka dots on the rose red tab in the same manner. Finally, I used a mini glue dot to adhere the Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon knot to the tab. I just couldn't resist!

Last night I mounted most of my new stamp sets, so new samples should be popping up soon!

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Rose Red, Going Gray, So Saffron, Garden Green, Bordering Blue
Markers: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron Prints Designer Paper, Rose Red Prints Designer Paper
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pop-up glue dots
Tools: Round Tab Punch, Two-way glue pen


rozie640 said...

Adorable Stefanie, I'd love to see it sparkle in real life!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Just lovely! Great job with the original idea - don't you just LOVE those?