Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today and please welcome back special guest Dana Joy!! This very talented crafter made a gorgeously glittered “thank you card” as inspiration. Please read on and enjoy!
I love working with anything that sparkles and this Peridot Green nuvo glimmer paste does that and so much more. To begin, I made sure to temporary tape down my Tim Holtz layering stencil in Woven with over my watercolor paper to keep it in place. This stencil is very delicate so I didn’t want it to move around. I added a thin layer of glimmer paste over the stencil with gentle and even strokes. This will ensure an even coverage. I made sure to put any excess paste back in the jar as to not waste any of it. Once I removed the stencil I had this gorgeous background. I set the panel aside to dry and started working on my background panel.
Continuing onto my base panel, I cleaned off my stencil and reused it to blend on some cracked pistachio distress oxide ink onto another piece of watercolor paper. I left the stencil in place and spritzed on some water to activate the oxidization process. I let the water sit for approximately 10 seconds then removed the stencil and blotted up the excess water. Heat setting it with my heat gun ensured the color was locked in place.
Now that my glitter panel is dry, I cut it down the center. I trimmed each piece down to 1 ¼ inches wide cutting from the outside edge. I attached a thin strip of black cardstock to each inside corner for added contrast. I used some multi medium matte to attach a black sequin to each panel.
Next I stamped a thank you greeting from Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Scripty Greetings in Versafine onyx black ink in the center of my card panel with my mini Misti and added a pale green sequin underneath it. Keeping the sentiment very simple kept the focus on the gorgeous stencil work. To assemble the card, I used some foam tape and pop the two glitter panels to each side of the sentiment panel and attached that panel to a white card base.
I have already made several of these cards in different colors. I hope you enjoyed your visit here today and have been inspired to create something beautiful. Have a great day and we will see you back here soon.
Thanks so much for reading today, and thanks to Dana for being our guest!
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