Thursday 25 September 2014

Butterfly + Glass Bead Gel

Hi there everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that I have made using something I have had in my stash for a few weeks now but have only just used.

Have you heard of Glass Bead Gel? It is a beautiful white gel (that dries clear) that you can use on all your projects and it has tiny little glass beads throughout. 

My problem was what to use if for and when. I decided to use a number of challenges for inspiration and here is what I came up with -

This a die that I received for my birthday from my wonderful friend Barb. I used distress inks over the die cut and then spread the Glass Bead Gel over the top. I left it overnight to dry and finished it off with my homemade enamel dots. You can see how to make them by clicking HERE.

I used the photo inspiration over at Fusion - the pink car and all that glass made for a perfect lightbulb moment to use my gel. Unfortunately, I have missed the deadline for that challenge :(

Here is a close up of the glass beads -

This card is going down to Canberra for my gorgeous cousin who really isn't very well at the moment. She has been sick for a number of weeks so hopefully she gets a break soon and is able to function properly and even get back to work!

I would like to enter my card into the current challenges at 

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Love your glass-bead covered butterfly Kylie. Perfect way to initiate that gel!! :) Makes your butterfly to sparkly - love it!! I'm sure this will cheer up your cousin ... hope she's feeling better soon. Loll xx

  2. Oh My! Didn't this turn out well - smashing card


  3. What a lovely effect, Kylie. Such a shame you missed the Fusion deadline. I hope your cousin is soon on the mend x

  4. Wow, I've never seen this gel before..what a fantastic effect it makes! Its really makes your butterfly sparkle and is perfect for the CASology challenge. Shame about the Fusion challenge, I get so frustrated with myself when I miss challenges as I write them all down on a calendar but half the time I write them on the wrong day...duh!!

  5. Your sparkly glass covered butterfly is a wonderful way to debut that cool gel - and an incredibly lovely card to bring a smile to your cousin's face. So pretty, so thoughtful! Your cousin will love this, as do I! Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges!

  6. A gorgeous, sparkly butterfly! Your home made enamel dots are the perfect finish! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. Thank you very much for yet another product I HAVE to that bead gel, first time I have ever seen it! It looks so beautiful on your pretty pink butterfly!

  8. How cool, Kylie! I did not know about that fun product! I think you have used it perfectly on your gorgeous inked butterfly! (That closeup looks like a delish sugar cookie!) Your DIY dots are cool, too!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Wow I am loving that gel, what a fab look and texture it gives. This will be great on Xmas bauble dies. You have a lot of new fab products. Thanks for joining us at Ink x

  10. Looks intriguing - that gel makes your butterfly shine! I like Sandies idea of using it on Christmas baubles as well. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational, Kylie!

  11. The glass beads on the butterfly is such a cool idea :) looks aweomse

  12. Your butterfly turned out so beautifully, Kylie! I love the texture from the Glass Bead Gel, especially over the gradient of pinks from your distress inks! What a fun way to play with your die cut :)
    I do hope your cousin is feeling better quickly! I know this card will surely cheer her up!

  13. Your big, pink butterfly is gorgeous, Kylie! That glass bead gel is amazing and takes your card from wow to super amazing wow! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!


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