Saturday, February 26, 2011

Valentine for Rachael

I'd seen this technique for using colored glitter over at Stamp TV with Gina K, and I really loved the look, so I knew I wanted to try it.  When I saw this stamp from Kaiser Craft, I thought it would be the perfect candidate for a card for my daughter Rachael.  So, I began the hunt for a Quickie Glue Pinpoint Roller by Sakura, and finally found one at Scrapbooker's Paradise tucked away in the adhesives section (I'd been looking with the pens, for reasons I am not sure).

I began by stamping the focal image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloring it in with Copic markers that best matched the tones of colored glitter I wanted to use.  Then I simply "colored" the individual portions where I wanted the glitter with the Glue Pen, then sprinkled the colored glitter over it, working one color of glitter at a time.  So, I covered the top flower with Quickie Glue Pen, then covered it with yellow glitter.  Then repeated with the green heart, then the lavender heart.  I used Worn Lipstick Stickles to dress up the pink hearts, and put a little Cotton Candy Stickles on the two flowers at the bottom.  It was difficult to capture the shine on this card, but it is gorgeous.   To finish out the card, I cut and embossed with nesties, and popped the image up over some patterned paper matted on white cardstock.  I attached two shimmery brads to the panel, then adhered the whole thing to the pink cardstock base I had created and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folders.

Supply List:
Cardstock:  Paper Recollections: pink card base, white cardstock
Paper:  MOD Designs #791395370235
Ink:  Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Kaiser Craft: Love Bloom
Embellishments:  Doodlebug Design: Boutique Brads, Sweet Treat Assortment, Stampendous Fringe Benefit Kit: Yellow Pastel Glitter, Mint Pastel Glitter, Lavender Pastel Glitter, Ranger Stickles in Worn Lipstick and Cotton Candy
Basic Supplies:  Fiskars Guillotine Mini Trimmer, Tonic Scissors, Dimensional Foam Squares, Glue Glider Pro, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Submitted to:
CRAFT Challenge: Color Aschelon
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Spring 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Flowers
Stampin' B's:  Use a Flower
Digi Doodle Shop: Spots and Dots


  1. Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at CRAFT Challenge.
    Kevin xx

  2. It's a fab card, I love all the glitter, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  3. Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  4. This is beautiful I love it!