Saturday, April 5, 2014

A glittered stencil

Here's another card for Virginia's View Challenge #2: Stencils.


I've been wanting to try glitter with this beautiful Texture Flourish by Memory Box.  I secured it down to some heavy-weight watercolor paper, then spread on a fairly thick layer of modeling paste, removed the stencil and sprinkled on this turquoise fine glitter by Martha Stewart.  It took a couple of hours to dry, during which time I pondered how best to use this panel, and decided in the end to just make a monochromatic card and let it be the star.  The sentiment is a Lil' Inker Darling Diamonds, stamped and heat embossed on vellum so it wouldn't smear, and I added some sequins from my friend Heather to finish.

And just a note: I originally tried this with a more chunky, tinsel-like glitter, because I had more colors of it, but it came out a big mess; you could hardly distinguish the design.  So, at least for a detailed stencil like this, save yourself the trouble and use the finest glitter you can find!

Wishing you all a glittery weekend!

14 comments:

Cindy C. said...

A very gorgeous and glamorous card Lin!!

Barb said...

Every time I see this technique I love it! Gorgeous, sparkly panel, Lin - beautiful card!

Sue McRae said...

This background does deserve to be the star of the card, it's so elegant!

Kara said...

so pretty!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning! True labor of love, Lin! I love your stenciled glittery designer paper! This is so inspiring! Thanks for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

mimijudy1975 said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards you've made. The glitter is gorgeous. There is so much silver with the blue.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow this is gorgeous Lin!

Barb Ghig said...

This is absolutely stunning, Lin! I love all the texture you added by using embossing paste, and the glitter is ah-mazing!!! I'll bet it's really fabulous IRL, too!

Vanessa said...

Oh, all that glitter looks gorgeous! Beautiful card, Lin!

Dawn T said...

stunning Lin. Love the colour and a great design.

jintyoo7 said...

Marvelous detail, Lin (thank you for the tip)!
Great idea to let the panel be the main focus - it really does "shine", especially with the lovely vellum sentiment!

Sarah G said...

The glittered stencil looks stunning....love it! It would definitely have been a crime to cover it up :)

Bridget said...

Wow, the effect of this is jus stunning - makes such a special card!

Unknown said...

Awesome & all that glitz ! You're right the glitter background is the star here, why cover it up. This is such a gorgeous card