Monday, November 16, 2009

Glittery giveaway...

Continue from my post, yesterday. Not sure how often I will make the glittery cards with acetate though. They're fun, but takes a long time, especially with all the details and sprinkling. However, I did managed to make 4 sets of the penguin sparkles (see previous entry). :)

Here's card # 2:

How to:
1. Cut blue and green cardstock for background. Again, I use my favorite embossing design, the dots from Cuttlebug.
2. That shiny green with dots strip is from KI Memories papers and I just cut a strip. You can also use ribbon.
3. Stamped the image (from Hero Arts) on white cardstock and on acetate using Ancient Page inkpad. Make sure you use inkpad  that wouldn't smear. On  the image on white cardstock, I colored the background with blue chalks for soft sky color.
4. Flip the acetate as you'll work on the backside of the stamped image. Cover the frame using glossy accent and sprinkle with pink glitter powder. Tap excess and also it's helpful to use brush to get rid of stubborn powder.
5. Cover the branch using the same step and sprinkle with green glitter powder and do the same with  the ornament (I used blue glitter powder).
6. After all dry, attached to stamped white cardstock, layer it to pink cardstock and attach to background.
7. Attached stamped snowflake using pop dots and of course, highlight the snowflake with stickles for extra glitter. :) Oh yes, I also dots stickles randomly on the embossed dots. It didn't show on the picture, but in real life this card is very sparkling.

Card # 3:

How to:
Same as the previous card. This time background is red and green cardstock. The main difference is the use of liquid applique (I have a hard time finding this item, but when you do it's only like $2.99). It came in liquid form and when you heat it up, it swell into this wonderful texture that looks just like snow. I mix the irridescent embossing powder with the liquid applique before I heat it up, but the parkle didn't show to well. So, I used glossy accent on  top of it and sprinkle with blue glitter powder. Do the same thing to the brach.

Note: when you use liquid applique use it sparingly as when you heat it up, if you put too much it will looks like globs. I just dots here and there on the branch for this look.

So, what do you think? Do you like it, do you  have any other suggestion, question? Leave your comment here by Wednesday eve and on Thursday, I'll pick a winner and I'll send you one of the card that I posted today and yesterday and another surprise card. This would be my first giveaway. Nothing big or fancy, just sharing my cards. Thank you for checking my blog.



Linda aka Oz said...

Congratulations on passing your citizenship test. I am sure this was not an easy decision for you but it sounds like you thought it out completely.
Your cards are very sweet. I am so glad that you are feeling better and able to play more. Your blog is very sweet and nice too. Must be just like you!

Nancy said...

Your glittery cards are just wonderful, your attention to each little detail is amazing. I will be adding your blog to my must read list!

Jackie said...

Your glittery cards are gorgeous! I do have a question, and the answer may be obvious but not to me :-) How do you attach the glittered piece to the white cardstock? Especially the one with the penguin - what adhesive will stick it down?

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Jackie, I attached the glitters to the back of the acetate, not to the white paper. I use glossy accents, as they are transparent. By doing it on the backside of the stamped image, it allows the stamped image to show through. Then afterward I put some Tombow liquid glue behind all the glitters and attached it to the white cardstock. Hope this help. :)

Yvette said...

I am glad that you are feeling better and able to play more. Your card are so beautiful! I love the "unexpected" colors a lot.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Glad that you are feeling better. Your cards are wonderful and amazing.

Diana said...

Yummy cards. Thanks for sharing!

Petti said...

Love your glitter card. Very cute and love your details. I'll drop by your blog often! Looking forward to see your new card! And thanks for the give away!

TexInTheCity said...

Ohhh Preeeettttyyy!

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