Thursday, January 10, 2008

...Glamorous Glitter Class ~ Glitter Window Card

As I said yesterday, tonight's class is all about "Glamorous Glitter". This class card features the "Glitter Window Technique"...very fun, but very messy! You can't use the stuff without having it all over you, your house, your pets, and your small children before your project is even completed. Oh well.....I'm of the firm belief that if it isn't messy, then you're not doing it right! the card! The card base is Groovy Guava measuring 8-1/2" X 5-1/2", and when folded to open at the bottom measures 4-1/4" X 5-1/2". The side panel was made of the following cardstock and measurements: Ruby Red (4-1/4" X 2"), River Rock (4-1/4" X 1-3/4"), and Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper (4-1/4" X 1-5/8"). A 3/16" Corner Rounder was used to create a scalloped edge on the piece of ruby cardstock. Each layer was attached to the other using SNAIL Adhesive, then the side panel was adhered to the card base using the same adhesive.

The flower image from the set "Embrace Life" was stamped in Black Staz-On Ink onto a 2-1/2" square piece of Watercolor Paper. The image was then watercolored using Aquapainters, the Groovy Guava and Ruby Red Classic Ink Pads. Once the image was completely dried it was cut out using a pair of CutterBee Scissors, and set aside. The focal panel is composed of the following cardstock: River Rock (3-5/8" X 3-1/8") and Ruby Red (3-1/2" X 3"). The bamboo image is also from the set "Embrace Life", and it was stamped in Ruby Red Classic Ink onto the center of the river cardstock. An oval was cut into the center of the ruby cardstock using the Coluzzle Cutting System.
The oval window was covered with a strip of Clear Packaging Tape, and turned over to expose the sticky side of the tape through the window. Dazzling Diamond Glitter was sprinkled onto the exposed tape, and gently rubbed into it. The excess glitter was tapped off onto a scrap piece of cardstock, then carefully put back into its container. The ruby glitter window piece was then turned over glitter-side down, and SNAIL Adhesive was applied to the outer edges of the cardstock (over the back side of the tape). The glittered panel was attached to the river cardstock with the bamboo image showing through the window, then the focal panel was attached to the card base with adhesive. A Paper Piercer was used to make a hole in the center of the watercolored flower, then a Ruby Red Brad was added. The flower was popped off of the upper left corner of the focal panel using Dimensionals.

That's all there is to it! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you tomorrow with the final class card. I'm off to do a bunch of running around, so until later.......Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Embrace Life

Paper: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock, Watercolor Paper, and Ginger Blossom DSP

Ink: Black Staz-On, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava

Accessories: aquapainters, clear packing tape, dazzling diamond glitter, coluzzle cutting system, paper piercer, brad, dimensionals, scissors, 3/16" corner punch


Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful! I especially like that the glitter window is oval. Really works for such an elegant card. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sparkle and flower!! WOWZER!! You go girl!! :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ohhhh, I like that! Thanks for telling how you do it, it looks like a quick wow!

Shannan said...

Gorgeous!!! I love Glitter!