Saturday, June 2, 2012

Double Glittered Butterfly Card

Welcome to the Art Glitter/Dreamweaver Stencil Cross promotion month. We have paired up with this wonderful company to show you how our glitter can be used with these beautiful and detailed stencils. All of our designers will be using the Double Glitter Technique! Make sure and check out Dreamweaver Designers every Thursday!

You can find all their designers at http://dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/

Make sure and play along all month with this fun challenge. Make sure and LINK to the Dreamweaver site to be eligible for 1 of 4 prize packages featuring stencils and glitter! You may even get your creation featured on Art Glitter's Blog!

Hope everyone will play along with this fun challenge. If you don't know how to do the Double Glitter Technique please head over to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foyo09lKpw4 to see Lynell Harlow demonstrate.

Also for the month of June Art Glitter is selling all 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 regular price $7.32! Hope even if you don't play along with the challenge you will take advantage of the great price of glitter in June! http://artglitter.com/

This was my second attempt at the Double Glitter Technique and I can tell you that I am totally addicted to these stencils!  I had learned a little from my first project - namely selecting colors for my design and background that had a great deal of contrast.

I used: Dreamweaver Stencil #591 Three Butterflies
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter: # 16 - Blackberry
Art Glitter Ultrafine Pearlescent #186 - Purple Polkadot
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent #104 - Spring Mint

I started by soaping the back of the stencil and sticking the stencil to the sticky paper. (soaped side down) Then I used my tape roller to attach the sticky paper to a piece of cardstock for stability. I wanted to do the butterflies in a different color than the flowers so I used painter's tape and scraps of paper to mask off the area that I did not want to glitter - leaving one of the butterflies showing.

I covered this exposed area with Blackberry Ultra Fine Opaque Glitter.
After tapping it gently into the stencil, I tapped off all the excess glitter to reveal my first firework burst. Piece of cake!

I repeated this process for each of the butterflies. Then I filled in the flowers with Purple Polkadot Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter.  Then I carefully removed the stencil from the sticky paper and covered the exposed paper with Spring Mint Ultrafine Transparent glitter.

After shaking all of the excess glitter, this was my results:

I finished the card by attaching the glittered design to a piece of pink metallic card stock.  I wrapped a piece of dark purple card stock with a piece of light green ribbon, glued the glittered piece on top of that and then added a swirl of rhinestones from Want2Scrap and a bow.  This was then all attached to cream card stock for the card.

Be sure to check out the Art Glitter team and Dreamweaver team all month for more double-glitter goodness!!

8 comments:

  1. This is certainly a WOW card! ;D

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  2. I know that the sparkle is so vivid in real life but hard to catch on camera. This is really pretty, KC.
    I'll bet you are sparkling too after playing with all of that glitter!

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  3. Another gorgeous creation for the collaboration!

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  4. I really love that transparent green color you used in the background. It is subtle and lets the butterflies shine and yet is gorgeous in it's own neutral way!

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  5. Beautifully done KC, love your colors, very striking!

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  6. So pretty! I love glitter!!!!

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  7. You are quite the master of masking! I saw that fireworks one on the glitter blog as well. Wonderful job!

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