Saturday, April 5, 2014

A glittered stencil

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

VVstencil glitter

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.

Here's a closer look to show the amazing detail on this stencil:

VVstencil glitter, detail

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:

  1. A very gorgeous and glamorous card Lin!!

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. stunning Lin. Love the colour and a great design.

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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