Today's post is on a card I made about a couple of weeks ago. I know this is going to sound rediculous (maybe) but I just recently bought the cricut expressions 2. I just couldn't let go of my old cricut, I felt like a traitor cause I really didn't have a problem with the old. But the new one can do a lot more. When I got it up and running I was playing and cut out one of the cutouts from the preloaded cartridge (couldn't find the name). I really like this cutout its so pretty and it reminded of a vintage look. I think it's gonna be one of my favorites, its so versatile.
Today's card also shows a technique that uses glitter with a metal stencile. I was going through Youtube and thought I would try out this technique and it really does work.
So what you do is get a stencile, rub some natural soap (I used mineral soap) on the back of your stencil and place it on sticky paper.
Then you get the choice of glitter colors you want to use and sprinkle the glitter on top of the stencile. I patted down a little with my fingers just to make sure glitter sticks.
Once I finished sprinkle my glitter onto the stencile I shook off the excess and then took removed the stencile. Whaaa Laaa - finished look. For further instructions go to Youtub - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OssXP2TazE this should take you to Dreamweaver Double Glitter Technique Video by Wendy Jordan posted on June 20, 2012. It's a great video. Also I made my own glittered pearls to match my flowers, the pictures are below with instructions.
Below are a couple of pictures -
HERE is how I made my pearls to match the flowers - I took regular pearls, covered with the glue below and then used the MS fine glitter and sprinkled on them. Let dry for at least 30 to 45 min. just to be sure they dry thoroughly. They turned out awesome.
Card is enterd at these challenge sites -
Rhedd & Rosie - Vintage/Shabby
Through the craft roomdoor - anything goes
Vickies Challenge - anything goes
Outlaws - Paper a la mode - anything goes
I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping/crafting.