SEPTEMBER KIT HAS ARRIVED!

Sparkle & Shine Challenge!

by Lisa Stein August 18, 2018 13 Comments

Good morning! It's Lisa here, hoping to entice you to join our challenge at A Blog Named Hero this month. The theme is sparkle and shine and I know that we all love the sparkle! I am excited to see all of the entries this month. 

Here are a couple of cards I made; they were easy to make, and sparkly, but hard to photograph. Ha! I used the gorgeous Rose Stamp & Cut set, the sparkly Gold Glitter Embossing powder, and white detail embossing powder. Those three main things plus some cardstock and other items made two cards pretty quickly. 

I started by swiping a Versamark pad across navy cardstock, very organically. No rhyme or reason, just some stripes that would help me create a background. Sprinkle on gold glitter embossing powder and then heat set it with your heat tool. Make sure to wave that back and forth in front of yourself to admire the glitter. 

Stamp the rose in a pale colored ink on watercolor paper and then use watercolors to color it. After that is dry cover the entire image in Versamark ink and emboss it with White Satin Pearl embossing powder. Do that step twice. It definitely mutes your watercoloring, so keep that in mind if you try this technique. After that is thoroughly cooled, place this piece of watercolor paper back into your MISTI stamping tool and stamp the rose image over it in Versamark. Sprinkle the gold glitter embossing powder over it and heat set. That embossing powder ends up melting into the satin pearl layers and becoming smooth, as you can see in this photo. It's very neat, and I highly suggest you play around with heat embossing layering. 

I had experimented with white cardstock first, while making the background, and wanted to make sure that got used. I stamped the rose image again onto white cardstock with Intense Black ink, and popped that on top of the background for a very clean and elegant card. I "might" like this one better? What do you think?

I hope I've inspired you to get glitter everywhere in your craft room! The good news is that if you do, and enter our challenge at A Blog Named Hero, you could win a gift certificate to the Hero Arts store! 

Have a great day!





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13 Responses

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

August 21, 2018

Both of these are lovely. I especially love the idea on the dark card stock, depending on the theme of the card.

Cynthia Koop
Cynthia Koop

August 21, 2018

I have been away for a few days without any computer access. When I sat down and turned on my computer I decided to look at your card on Hero Arts. I love it! I have the wood block stamp and can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 19, 2018

Love your glitter and sparkle cards Lisa, great job! Clean and Simple but awesome, although clean…..when I playing with my embossing powders nothing stays clean,LOL. Thank You Lisa.

MelissaF
MelissaF

August 19, 2018

Both of these are stunning cards, so beautiful and I love the CAS design.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 19, 2018

The navy and gold is stunning. I can’t wait to make something to submit. Thank you for the inspiration.

Carol Garske
Carol Garske

August 18, 2018

I love the simplicity of the floral image against the gold swipes. A simple elegant card. I would have added a sparkly gold string embellishment tacked behind the flower. Beautiful!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

August 18, 2018

Oh, I love the one with the black background. It just makes that Rose stand out…..Who doesn’t love Gold embossing powder…I do not use mine enough….Thanks for the reminder…..Awesome Card!!! Hugs!

Helen
Helen

August 18, 2018

They’re both beautiful but I looove the navy one. The gold sparkle on the navy looks awesome! !

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 18, 2018

Great technique for beautiful cards. Love the impact of the white/gold card and the black/white flower. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 18, 2018

Both are absolutely gorgeous, but I like one with the white background best.

Lagene
Lagene

August 18, 2018

Beautiful cards, the black & gold is especially striking!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 18, 2018

Loving your sparkly cards Lisa!! Looking forward to play along!!

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

August 18, 2018

I love both cards, but the first one does it for me!
I’ve got to try this.
Hooray for glitter!