Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inky Antics' Clearly Fun Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Inky Antics Clearly Fun Blog Hop!  If you are arriving here from Crystal's blog, you are right on track!  If not, be sure to start on  Jovi's blog, so you don't miss a thing!
I used Inky's Clear Cardstock along with the Rose Oval clear set drawn by artist Vicki Schreiner to create my cards.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, April 22nd at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

For the front of my card, I stamped the Rose Oval image with black Stazon ink onto the center of my card.  Then, using Art Institute Glitters and glue on the backside of the image, I colored my image with glitters, starting with the darkest colors first and working towards my lightest colors.  This is called the Glitter and Acetate Technique.
After my glitter was dry, I stamped another image on cardstock and then lined the oval in the inside of the card. 

On the inside of my acetate card, I placed the Spellbinders Beaded Oval Die which I stamped with my sentiment, being careful to line it up with my cardfront image.

To hid the adhesive on the beaded oval die, I attached my designer papers to the back of the card. 
I finished my card off with a satin ribbon tied in a bow.

For my second card, I changed up the glitter colors and the orientation of my card.  On this one, I added my sentiment with Stazon ink to the front card panel as well, and finished it off with a pearl swirl.

Inside of the card, the oval image is lined with ivory cardstock, and there is another ivory oval on the music panel for your message.  Again, to hide the adhesive, I added some brown cardstock behind the acetate of the back panel.

This is a fun way to share some glitzy glitter without the mess, since it is sandwiched between the acetate and the cardstock! 

The April Inky website special is a FREE pack of Clear Cardstock with orders of $40 or more, and the details are on this page: http://www.inkyantics.com/sale.html.  Your next stop is on Trudy's blog.  Enjoy!

24 comments:

stamping sue said...

Fabulous! I really like all the glitter on the acetate.
thanks for sharing,
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS!!! I knew you would rock with the clear challenge!

chillin with Quillin said...

There sooo gorgeous, awesome!!!
Paula

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Really beautiful cards, Michelle! I love how you used the glitter technique...turned out gorgeous on these. :-D

Blaire said...

What beautiful cards, I have never seen anything like it...very impressed.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, you put so much work into it

Jovita said...

I love this technique and it's been so long that I've seen a card made using it. Beautiful card Michelle and great image to use with it... I must pull out my glitter!

Diana N. said...

beautiful cards!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the glitter!

JoAnn said...

Thanks for the details on how you stamped and colored this cardstock. It makes a gorgeous card!

dstandard said...

WOW gorgeous work!

Kris said...

Both your cards are beautiful!! Love them. TFS

Marie said...

Beautiful cards, Michelle.

rlovew said...

Beautiful- Thanks for sharing the glittering technique you used.

Sue D said...

Wow--your cards are gorgeous. Love the glitter.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Your cards are really awesome! Love the window layer with the gorgeous roses! Awesome cards Michelle! ;o)

Barb said...

Your cards are classy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

very elegant!HUGS!

karen adams

Resa said...

beautiful cards. i like the second one in particular. :-) Thanks for sharing.

tallulah1 said...

Love that idea - and love that rose - great job with the coloring. TFS
Janelle

Janet said...

I really like the oval on oval with the clear cardstock. I am definitely giving this techniques a try.

Janet said...

I am getting ready to pull out my spellbinders after seeing your great cards. Never thought of using an oval on an oval in a clear card. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Another great way to use the clear cardstock! You guys have had great ideas. Thanks for sharing. Robin B.

theresa said...

Clear cardtock - amazing what you created. It looks so difficult to work with. Thanks for the inspiration.