Monday, December 20, 2010

Beauty Within



My card today is the second part of the tutorial that I am presenting this month for One Crazy Stamper. Last week my Cardinal Scene card featured the Glitter and Acetate Technique in an easy version that I just walked you through. Today's card features the technique the way I originally learned it...as well as a touch of the technique I showcased last week!

First of all I am using the gorgeous set by Flourishes called Beauty Within. This set has two images that are perfect for this technique which look like stained glass. What is extra-special about this set is that it is made to coordinate with Spellbinder's Labels Eleven dies.

Other items on this card include a set from Technique Tuesday called Vintage Lace, the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder and the beautiful Art Institute Glitters. When I do the technique this way, I use the Art Institute Dries Clear Glue and the metal tip for precision gluing.

First I add the darkest colors of glitters to the back of my image.


Next I add the lighter colors of glitter.

This is the opposite side, you can see the darker colors are drying and once the piece is dry you can assemble your card!

I stamped the ribbon stamp on acetate with stazon ink, ran it through the Xyron sticker maching and then applied the glitter. This is quick and easy when you are just using one color of glitter.

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7 comments:

Darla said...

That is gorgeous! And, I'm sure the sparkle is impressive in the hand.

Shannon-Lee said...

That is so easy, but you get such a big pay off in the beauty department! Thanks for sharing it!

Sue said...

Michelle, a lovely card. Thank you for the tutorial. I have learned a different method for applying glitter.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

stunning card.
love that method you showed

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Michelle, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! i need to get my glitters out and try this!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

I must say I love it when you play with glitter! FAB!

GAscrappnGramma said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you for sharing and teaching! GAscrappnGramma@gmail.com