Monday, August 23, 2010

Patience Grasshopper

This card uses a new to me technique called stained glass. It requires patience which is not one of my strengths! lol

To create this card I first used an embossing buddy on the acetate sheet. Let me tell ya, that acetate is a magnet for glitter, even after using that! Use it on both sides of the acetate. You know glitter - it goes everywhere. Be sure to turn off your fans too. You will be wearing glitter for days anyway, but it helps contain it a little bit! lol

I stamped the Rubbernecker image Chinese Lanterns onto acetate using Black StazOn ink. Then, flip that over and apply a clear craft lacquer (I used Crystal Effects)to the part of the image you want to add the first color of glitter to. I added the red first. Once that is applied and the excess dumped off, apply the lacquer to the next color area - in this case gold and add that glitter. Now comes the patience. Let it dry. I left mine overnight. Wow, it really is beautiful! To use that image, flip it over (glitter side down) and back it. I used black and attached it with mini black brads in the corners. I then mounted that onto red cardstock. The Rubbernecker sentiment is stamped using versamark ink onto red cardstock and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. That is mounted with black and again with red so it will pop off the bg. The bg is Rubbernecker's bamboo bg stamp - stamped onto the black with versamark and embossed with black detail embossing powder. I added just a knot of red ribbon above the sentiment. The entire card is mounted onto the red cs once again.

I hope you like this. It's a fun technique if you have the time.

Thanks for stopping by!


MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. I love all the sparkles. I haven't had a chance to start mine yet. I better get started, because it is going to take a while for it to dry.

Terri said...

Karen, this is such a gorgeous spark-a-lin' card! I love it! TFS girlfriend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS Karen!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!! And it was AWESOME seeing you Saturday night!! You look AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)