For today's share, I decided to do one of my favorite things - work with glitter!! I love that sparkle you see when something is all glittered and shiny! In choosing my topic for my card I decided to go with an Easter theme today. So let's get started.
As you can see, I chose to use lots of pastels on this card. I personally always associate these colors with Easter so they were a natural selection for me. I started with a base card of Bashful Blue card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I used my Sprinkles stamp set to stamp small flowers onto the outer edges of the Bashful Blue using VersaMark ink. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder onto the flowers and heat embossed them. Next, I pulled out scrap pieces of Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White. Using my big shot and the new Framelits Labels Collection from the Occasions Mini Catalog, I decided on the order of my colors and cut the labels to suit my needs. I love these framelits. They make decorating a lot of fun. I wanted to add a little texture to each layer so I once again turned to the big shot for help. The Pretty in Pink was run through the big shot using an impression folder called Plaid. For the So Saffron, I ran it through using the impression folder called Houndstooth. My Certainly Celery piece was also put through the big shot but instead of using an impression folder I used a texture plate called Harlequin. These work very similarly to the impression folder. For the Whisper White, I used my pastels to chalk a sky. You cannot really see it in this picture but I promise it is there. The layers were each sprayed using the Color Spritzer Tool and coordinating markers (again it is hard to see). I adhered each layer to each other as well as to the base card using glue dots.
When it came to the greeting, I used a stamp from the Loads of Love Accessories Stamp Set. I stamped it using StazOn ink onto Whisper White and punched it out using the 1" square punch. I then edged it using Perfect Plum ink. Next I took a piece of scrap Perfect Plum card stock and punched it using the Postage Stamp punch. I layered the two together and adhered it using dimensionals.
For the center piece of the card, I used the Loads of Love stamp set for the truck and the Loads of Love Accessories stamp set for the eggs. I stamped these on acetate using StazOn ink. I first stamped the truck and then added the eggs using my stamp-a-ma-jig as a guide. Next comes the glitter. This is a stain glass truck so it was colored in the same manner as any other stain glass creation. I started with my lighter glitter colors and worked towards the dark ones. I added glue to the area I wanted a color in and then added the glitter. Let it sit for a minute then you can add glue to the next area for your next color. Continue this pattern until your image is completely glittered. Let it dry completely. I tend to leave mine to dry over night. You do not want any part of it wet when you attach it. I then used my small paper snips to cut the truck out. You adhere it, glitter side down, using glue dots. Just be patient. I know it takes time to make these but the finished product is just gorgeous.
I certainly hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to one with everyone well. I will be back on Monday with another card to share with you. Be sure to stop and see what I come up with. See you on Monday and thanks for stopping by today!!