Saturday, February 28, 2009

Glitter Cuttlebug

Hi Again,

Made it home from vacation. It actually feels good to be home and eating healthy again. It was a fun time and will share some photos over the next few days. Played some tennis the last week there but managed to hurt myself. First I pulled something in the knee cause it was swollen and sore. Now it's just swollen. Also did something to my back (probably laying in a lounge chair all day) and I can barely get around but I'm sure it will get better soon.
Happy to see it raining and not snowing...let's hope it stays that way.
Took me all afternoon to make this card. The worst part was trying to get a stamp set I wanted from under my desk. I can't twist and bend at the same time. lol
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on black cardstock. On the recessed areas I used 2-way glue to cover the cardstock and then applied fine glitter burnishing it to the paper.
It's hard to see the colors but on the leaf/stem areas they are green glitter and the flowers are a coral color. Make sure you do one color of glitter at a time starting with the darkest glitter first.
So apply glue to area, let it dry till it's clear (that's how 2-way glue works), add glitter - rub glitter into the areas with your finger and then used a stiff brush to remove excess on card. Repeat with the second color.

I used a punch to make the photo corners on the card. For the stamped sentiment I used a retired SU set and my nestabilities. Also placed a little bling in the centre of the flower.
It's hard to get a good image of the sparkle on the card but give it a try and see what you think of the technique. Click on the image for a better view.
I think it must be time for a nap!



Anonymous said...

Wow,this is REALLY pretty. Welcome home,sure hope you feel better sooon!!

Anonymous said...

Yvonne this is stunning! It looks like you got the hang of it pretty quickly! Fabulous job!! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Thanks for playing along with us for the Sprinkle with Sparkles Challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!!