Happy 4th July! I have taken the day to spend the day crafting and blogging. So relaxing 🙂 (and so rare !) I broke out the Altenew Build-A-Flower Magnolia set. I think it’s my favourite one so far. Such a great layering stamp and fabulous tiny sentiments.
I also tried a new technique – creating my own glitter paper and then dry embossing it. It was an experiment and it turned out great! To create the glitter panel i took a piece of 85lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and covered it in double sided tape (I used a sheet cut to side). I then removed the release paper and sprinkled Glitter Ritz Pink Rose glitter all over the piece. I then rubbed it in with my finger. It’s great glitter – I have linked to some very similar by Elizabeth Craft Designs that you can get from Simon Says Stamp. Once it is rubbed it it doesn’t come off. And so sparkly. I then used a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder and ran the piece through my big shot. It embossed the glitter piece no problem, and no glitter came off on the folder!! I adhered the piece using some fun foam to a card base of Simon’s Fog cardstock.
For the flower, I decided to go for a black and white look, and used various shades of Simon’s grey ink to stamp the image (Smoke, Slate, Fog and Fossil). I used my mini Misti to make the lining up the layers much easier. I die cut the flower and adhered with foam squares (and a dot of multi medium matte liquid adhesive as I wasn’t sure how well foam squares would stick to the glitter).
I heat embossed a sentiment from the set using Hero Arts White embossing powder on a scrap of black card stock and adhered with foam squares and liquid adhesive. To finish I scattered some sparkling clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.
I’m entering this into The Flower Challenge which this week is Embossing.
That’s it ! I hope you give this technique a try, you can really create some cool sparkly looks!