Monday, March 5, 2007

Card of the Week (3/5/07)

Happy Monday! This is a card that I did for a class. It features the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique (check out this great tutorial by Beate Johns) that makes the main image sparkle. You MUST try it. (Click on pic for better view.) This layout was a Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.

Here are the details...
Stamp Sets
Small Sayings
Wash Day Wheel
Wild About You (one of my absolute favorite sets!)
WW - 5 1/2x1/4 and 1 3/4x2 1/2
So Saffron - card base
Bordering Blue - 1 3/4x2 1/2
Not Quite Navy - (2) 2x2 3/4
Not Quite Navy
So Saffron
Ribbon (when do I NOT use ribbon, right???)
Tool Kit
White Gel Pen
Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Powder Pals
Not Quite Navy Marker

I first wheeled the Wash Day across the paper using the Saffron ink pad (just don't have the cartridge). Then I detailed the butterflies with the White Gel Pen.
Next, I pierced (with the Tool Kit - a MUST have) the thin white strip with 5 on and 5 off to make a bit of a pattern.
Then I stamped the ellie, sentiment, and stars - making sure to "dot the eye" (so to speak) of the ellie with a Not Quite Navy marker.
After stamping the ellie layer, I "smoodged" the Versamark all over the main image to cover it, and quickly "dusted" the embossing powder all over it (use the Powder Pals so as not to make a HUMONGO mess!), and heat set it with the heat gun. Make sure not to "overcook" it, because it will loose it's sparkly-ness if it is heated too much. It is kind of hard to tell if it is all melted, but if you look at it from the side, then you can see what is still "dusty" looking. I just heat it till the glitter "stops moving" - it sounds weird, but you'll know what I'm talking about when you do it!!!
Next, just layer the pieces as shown, and punch the side of the main image for the ribbon, and tie on!
That's all there is to it!

Hope you try this, and let me know when you do - I'd love to see your creations!

Happy Stamping!


  1. Adorable card!! I love the diamond dust technique...need to get out my irridescent ice and get cracking!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

  2. so cute kirsten! i love the piercing.


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