Sunday, May 18, 2008

Burnished Velvet cards

Well, I finally had time to play with the new toys I bought at the Airdrie Stamper's Celebration a few weeks ago!! This first card was my first attempt & I messed up a bit on the flowers but I still think it's pretty. It is WAY more sparklier in real life! Is that even a word?? LOL.. it is now!!! The project uses Sookwang double sided tape and micro fine glitter. You use the tape backing as a stencil for either positive or negative images. You do one layer, burnish it (rub it with your finger to make it shiny and adheres it to the glue), then lift off the next mat or stencil and do the same in a different colour) and continue until you have used all the colours you want. In the first one I used my Marvy dragonfly punch & retro flower punch and my Boho Blossoms punch from SU. The sentiment is from Happy Everything. It was pretty fun - and the results are GORGEOUS!! And the texture IRL is like REAL velvet!! So soft!!!
This card I made for my SIL's birthday. I used my Creative Memories Star punch - it has 2 different size stars - very cool...and perfect for this type of project!!!
Here is a close up of the glitter. I used gunmetal as my base, then copper, peacock and stardust.
And the last one I did for my friend's birthday - I used lilac and stardust. I used the Bubble punch from Creative Memories for this one. Now that I look at this, the cupcake needs some "bling", so I'm going to add some stickles to the cupcake to match the background.

This spending spree was courtesy of Donelda & Lorinna - thanks ladies!! LOL But I"m glad I did - it is very cool stuff!! Here is the link to the store that was demo'ing these products and their online store, so you too can SPEND SPEND SPEND!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!! (that is my evil laugh!!! I'm Impressed (based out of Vancouver, BC...so perfect for all us Canadians!!!)

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good job Miss Chris! I really like sparkles!

Tommy

Donelda said...

I LOVE them Chris!! They are all so awesome. I especially love those stars. I don't own that punch but my friend does so I think I might borrow it from her. What a great idea!! I also love that circle one with the cupcake. I really like how you added the ribbon to cover the places where the tape sits side by side. I hand't thought of this when I was doing my celebrate card!! Cool. Now I want to go play with my glitter and tape too!! I haven't used it too much since getting it.... which is making me feel guilty for spending so munch moolah on it!! So I'd better pull it out and use it more. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jane said...

Wow, these are so sparkley! Don't you love it when your enemies (umm... I mean friends) enable you???

Jane
SBS4

Deanna said...

Love what you did this the glitter paper, GORGEOUS!

~KRISTY~ said...

FIRSTLY CONGRATS ON THE CARNIVAL BLOG YOUR CUTIE PATOOTIE CARD WAS GORGEOUS SO IM NOT SURPRISE THEY CHOSE YOU TO BE ON THE BLOG! YOUR LITTLE NEICES ARE SO SWEET & I CAN SEE WHY YOU HAD A GREAT DAY WATCHING THEM BAAAAA AND DANCE AWAY.
YOUR NEW CARD CREATIONS ARE GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS LOVE ALL THE GLITTER! I CAN SEE BY THE END OF MAKING THAT LOT YOU WOULD OF LOOKED LIKE A FAIRY ALL SHIMMERY & COVERED IN GLITTER...LOL

Littlekel90 said...

Heee, heee, I thought the same thing, Kristy! I bet you were all sparkly when these were finished Chris. They are just gorgeous though. I love the star one, and the cupcake . . . mmm, cupcakes. LOL -- can you tell I am dieting?! HA ;) Kel

Seleise said...

wow, Chris, great cards! Love all the shimmer!

catt871 said...

You guys are SO right......everyone in the house was glittery!!! Even Brick! Poor dog!!!

My Paper World said...

They are great! The sparkle looks fantastic!

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous cards Chris. I just love glitter.

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