Thursday, February 13, 2014

All that Glitters....

The other day I saw a fabulous tutorial video by Jennifer McGuire using a stencil and glitter.  I really loved the idea and as I had a new stencil that had come with a magazine that I thought would be perfect.

First attempt - failure!  but I did end up with a sheet of plain blue glitter piece.

Second attempt - success.


I used a piece of Jac paper for my adhesive.  My glitter was a blue and silver fine glitter that I got at Spotlight.  It looks great but it went everywhere despite my best efforts... in my hair, over my clothes, all over the desk and the floor...

So this evening I decided to CASE Jennifer's cards.... Two for one glitter cards.



The first card used the main panel, using a Spellbinders Heart die to cut out the centre.  I used a Simon Says Stamp die (or at least part of one).  I cut it out  5 times and layered together.  The top layer was from my rejected glitter place which I added some darker colour to with a Copic.  The sentiment is also Simon Says Stamp...

The second uses the positive heart with a die cut Birthday from a Britannia Die, cut once with white card and one with blue card.  I layered slightly off set.  Finished by stamping part of a Montargo stamp.  Very CAS.
 Entering this one into CAS(E) this Sketch


I'm so loving using stencils in one way or another at the moment.  I bought several more last week and was very happy to see one with the latest magazine I bought.  I'll be back on Friday with a card I've done with a stencil for Die Cut Divas. 

                                                                                                     


12 comments:

Angela Palmer said...

Lovely cards. Clever how you have created two cards from the one glitter & stencil base.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards.x

Kim Hall said...

I'm glad you kept trying with this technique Dawn, your cards turned out beautifully!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

BEAUTIFUL Dawn!!! Those glitters are striking!

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Dawn - I think I am going to have to watch that tutorial. Love the way you are using the stencils and getting the most out of them.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

LOVE all the glitter, Dawn! I was inspired by that video, too--just need to try it!

donna mikasa said...

I caught a glimpse of this on FB and came here to comment. Well done, Dawn! And I love how you managed to link the card to CTS!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so pretty!

Arlene said...

Both cards are so beautiful and elegant.

My favorite is the second one. Love the CAS feel of it.

Monika Reeck said...

ooh WOW you really clever...nicely done and love both Dawn..you know I have no Cutting machine also if I cut Heart with my Scissor I cannot use the rest of the paper LOL also you are really clever on this post dear Dawn..hugs

Jen W. said...

I'm so afraid to try this technique as I'm afraid I'll be glittery for days afterwards! LOL! You've rocked it though and both of your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Maureen Morton said...

I already find that I wear too much glitter - it gets everywhere - so I am hesitant to try this. But the results you got are spectacular! And, you were able to get 2 beauties from the sparkle. Love 'em, Dawn!