In the meantime, I've become addicted to that Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle, and cannot stop playing with it. Those who know me can attest that my "fumble fingers" find coloring difficult. But stamping and shading are so enjoyable on this glitter. You'll likely be tired of seeing how much I use this technique. My favorite way of coloring on this glitter is with a Dove Blender pen and watercolor crayons because they are so forgiving and extremely easy to blend. This card only has a slight dab of color.
To see this snowman's brother, please click here.
The die cuts were cut from white cardstock, coated with VersaMark ink, and heat set with Sparkle N Sprinkle's glistening Cosmic Ice Rink embossing powder (EP408).
The easy techniques for using Velvet Glitters are found on the SNS Site:
Copics on Velvet Glitter - coloring on Glitter
Staz-on Ink and Velvet Glitter (several tips in one tutorial)
(and there are even more techniques for velvet glitter if you'd like to take a look!)
I stamped on top of the velvet glitter with Rubber Cottage's Snowman inked in Azure Blue Staz-on ink. The shading was accomplished by pulling the color off Lyra watercolor crayons with a Dove Blender Pen, and applying directly to the glitter. Easy to manage the color. Easy to blend and shade.
TIP: the Dove Blender allows you to control how much moisture gets on the glitter so the underlying adhesive is not affected.
The snow flake on the top right has been cut through to the center, so that part of it is behind the white layer, and part is in front, to create visual interest and depth.
The velvet glitter is applied with Super Adhesive Sheets (double sided hi-tac adhesive). Burnishing the velvet glitter onto the adhesive enlivens the glistening power.
BLOG CANDY: Three Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Sets to the winner whose name is pulled out of the hat. Just leave a comment stating what your favorite card colors are to use on a snowy card. If the winner's e-mail address is available through their blogger account, I will notify them, so you do not have to become a follower :-) Deadline is February 28.
Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies:
Rubber Cottage Snowman
SB Grand Labels Twenty-Three
MS Swirling Lace punch
IO Snowflake die cuts
White, Navy and Teal cardstock
Lyra Watercolor crayons
ribbons, lace, rhinestone snowflake
This card is submitted to the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - (Feb 12) Two Dies and/or Punches (2 punches, 6 dies)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #25 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - (Feb 15) It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Crimbo Crackers - #35 Shaped Card
Through the Craft Room Door - (Feb 12) Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #3 All Tied Up - (organza bow, dotted grosgrain and lace)
Tuesday Throwdown - #134 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - #11 Scallops (3 scallop dies, and scallop lace punch)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - #3 - Snowflakes (3 snowflake dies, rhinestone snowflake)
Charisma Cardz - #6 Anything Goes
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