Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sparkle, Glimmer and Shine!

Hi everyone,
 Sorry it's been a few weeks since I posted. I have been teaching and have been swamped with preparations for my two monthly classes at Scrapp'n Savvy. I wanted to share some of the cards we did in those classes. The first card uses Elizabeth Craft designs peel offs and Glitter Ritz colored with Copic Markers. This technique is a favorite with my students. We love the sparkle! The cage is a Tim Holtz sizzix die, the stickers are from Elizabeth crafts as well. The background is Bazzill bling cardstock embossed with a cuttle bug folder. Sorry I don't have the names of everything- if you want to know something specific leave me a message..

The next card is one using a Lilly of the Valley stamp. She is colored with Copics. We were practicing blending two colors together with the feather blending technique. The shiney embossed strip is Elizabeth Crafts Shimmer Sheetz- such a fun product!

The last card we did was a new technique I found on this blog called Glimmer Copics. There is a great tutorial there and I had the same Tim Holtz stamps for the embossed images in the background used in the tutorial so the card came out very similar. The technique is time comsuming but not hard and the results are beautiful! Bascially, you emboss your images with clear embossing ink, stamp on the background, color over the embossed images with Copics, use your colorless blender to wipe off the Copic and push the color around the embossed image like a halo. More ink, distressing , a good spritz of glimmer mist and a few embellishments and you have a stunning result.
Class was tons of fun as always and I can't wait for next month! Thanks for stopping by! I love followers and comments so leave me a note!
Happy Spring!


Maria V. said...

Beautiful Cards
Maria V,

Texas Girl said...

Would love to see your new stuff that you will be teaching after the Sampler.

mavis carter said...

Look like fun techniques!

Judy Newcomer said...

Always love your cards!

Kate said...

Very pretty cards! Love the birdcage!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards!