Friday, May 14, 2010

Glittery Thinking of You

I actually found some time to play for a challenge!  Yay!  Okay, this one's for the "techie challenge" on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.

The technique I used (although I don't know the proper name for it) is embossing with glitter.  (Click on the picture for a better view.)  I just hope it shows up in the photo well enough.  It's very sparkly in person.

For the techie part:  I stamped my flower images, then covered the entire piece with Versamark ink.  I used a 50/50 mixture of Clear Detail embossing powder with Prisma Glitter and sprinkled it over the Versamark and heat set it with my craft heater. 

Isn't it pretty?  I love how it sparkles.  And you just never know what kind of surprise the colors of ink will turn...  (wink).  Thankfully they stayed fairly true to color with the Twilight ink turning to almost Juniper, but beautiful nonetheless.

Up for grabs this week are some awesome cards made by fellow Consultant Deneen Treble.  Keeping my fingers crossed that my number is picked!

You all should check out the weekly challenges and play along when you can.  They are lots of fun! 

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH):
Paper:  Black, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf CS; Miracle B&T
Stamps:  You Are Beautiful, Thoughtful Seasons
Inks:  Black, Sweet Leaf, Olive, Twilight, Crystal Blue, Versamark
Embellishments:  Black stitched grosrain, Black brads, Colonial White ribbon slide
Punch:  Corner rounder
Other:  Prisma Glitter, Clear Detail embossing powder, Paper piercer, Craft heater, Blender pen


Lorrinda said...

Love this Vicki! So glittery yet soft....

Sharli said...

Yippee! Another fabulous Vicki card for me to drool over!!! I'll have to try the detail powder with prisma - I bet it's so pretty in real life!


JoAnn Porter said...

Love this card. I have never tried this tenique but the card is wonderful. I may have to order another card and ask for one like this just to see it in person as it fabulous on the computer.

Mary said...

Beautiful Vicki - I love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Amy said...

Ok seriously stop useing this are making me need this set! This card is soooo gorgeous! Love it.

Deneen said...

Wow, beautiful card! I'm gonna have to try this technique, I love how it turned out, just the right amount of sparkly-ness:)

You do such beautiful work Vicki, it makes me blush to know that you'd appreciate winning some of my artwork...thanks for the pat on the back! And good luck.

mamichelle said...

That is so pretty!!

Helen Onulak said...

Absolutley gorgeous! I'm sure it must be even prettier in person - that you'd really be able to see the sparkle & shine.

Lorrinda said...

Congrats for making the Friday Five! I love the glitter, it's so soft and not too "blingy" :)

Queen Bee said...

Congrats on making the Fri 5. This card is bea-u-ti-ful!


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