Woo hoo, it's Saturday which means we have a brand new challenge over at ATCAS.
This challenge is being hosted by Shana and she has chosen this code word for you -
ooooooooo, the dreaded glitter. I LOVE glitter but I HATE that it gets everywhere. Luckily I have used a technique for my cards that didn't cause me to have glitter in my hair, eyes, on my clothes, in my food... you get the drift.
I have two DT cards for you this challenge.
Here is my first one -
I have used one of our sponsors images. Unfortunately I am not sure what it is called... I firstly printed this image onto blender paper so I could colour in the image with my Spectrum Noir pens (who doesn't love colouring in?). I then used my Lacy Oval die to cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. Easy peasy. I added some Diamond Stickles to the pink flowers for that sparkle I needed. Stickles are great because it's the kind of glitter that doesn't get everywhere!
Here is my next card -
These are my favourite butterfly dies. They are from Memory Box and are called Pippi and Isabella. I first adhered some double sided paper to a piece of cardstock and ran the dies through the Big Shot.
For the base butterfly, I peeled back one side of the tape and sprinkled Martha Stewart glitter all over it. The colour I used for this was Azurite. The trick to not getting the glitter everywhere is to use a transparency sheet folder in half. I open up the sheet and then start adding the glitter to my die. I then fold the sheet back over and use my bone scorer to 'burnish' the glitter so it really sticks and there isn't any glitter falling off. It's an easy way to contain the glitter.
The top die is a little more intricate and I wanted two colours of glitter on this one. So I peeled back the sheet just a little and added the first colour. Then I peeled it back a little more and added the second colour. I kept going like this until I had the colours alternated on the die. The glitter colours I used for this butterfly are White Gold and Blue Topaz.
I decided that Black and Blue would be great colours for a base and I have embossed my blue panel using the Square Lattice folder.
The sentiment is from my Itty Bitty Banners set with co-ordinating dies.
Well, that's it for me!
We have a great sponsor for you this week who is offering 4 images to our CAS Perfectionist -
So, pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the inspiration! It is GLITTER-IFIC!!
Thanks so much for looking xx