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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bling and Shimmer

I attempted another experiment with the paints this week. I tried the glossy gesso technique from Technique Junkies with a bit of a twist. Instead of using glimmer mist or smooch spray, I mixed some CI spring green paint and a little water in a mister. I sprayed the mixture over my image and cardstock and wow, what a glimmer. It worked perfectly. The green is not a deep color, but I think you can see the spray against the glossy black cardstock. I also added a flower from Webster's Pages. Of course, the white petals just had to have some CI paint on the petals. The stamp I used is from Heartfelt Creations. To add even more bling, I added some Jeweled Inspirations to the flourish. Jeweled Inspirations are heatset rhinestones which make beautiful embellishing to a card. These rhinestones are now carried by Creative Inspirations and they are beautiful. I had never used heatset rhinestones before. I don't have the special heatset tool. I used my Hot Marks tool and it worked fabulously. You can also use glue or glue dots if you don't have a heat tool.


Creative Inspirations said...

Very cool card Barbara, I love the way you added color in the flower.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! Don't you just love those 'jeweled inspirations'?!

Kassi said...

great job! I love the background!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice Barbara. Such pretty results.

Holly said...

How cool!! I love the flower made from the skeleton leaves!

Kianel said...

Marvellous card Barbara!
Love from France, Kianel.