Sunday, April 24, 2016

Birds and Blooms

This is my post on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today to show you how to make a fun
and glittery  background.
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First start by picking out a stencil of your choice.
I used a Memory Box confetti stencil.
Add a remove-able tape to the edges of the stencil to hold it in place.
Using a Palette Knifeapply Dreamweavers White Embossing Paste.
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Carefully remove your tape, starting at the sides, then the bottom piece.
Lift the stencil up from the bottom (like a hinge)
and carefully pull up, taking the last piece of tape off with the stencil.
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Now the fun part!
While the embossing paste is still wet, sprinkle on
Misty Blue Glitter....isn't it pretty?
Set aside to let dry.  It does dry very quickly, however
I let mine dry a few hours, after all you wouldn't want to mess up
your just finished beautiful background.
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I next laid out my Want 2 Scrap Birdhouse chipboard and Daisy Chipboard pieces
to see where I wanted to add them to the card front.
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I added Versamark to each flower, then coated it with White embossing powder.
I did the same with the birdhouse, only this  time using Coffee embossing powder.
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I added Brushable glue to the stem and leaves, the coated with Spirited Green
glitter.  I did the same with the flower petals using Lemonade glitter.
I set the flowers on my craft mat and filled each center with
Nuvo Golden Sunset glitter drops were added along the edge of the birdhouse.
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I stamped and fussy cut the bird from the stamp set
Secret Garden that had been colored with Copics.
Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you will give this
background technique a try!

Entering the following challenges:
Where The Heart Is .... Sparkle and Bling ATG
Come and Get It .... Glitter and Bling
Creative Artiste's Challenge .... Chipboard~Stencils~Flowers

10 comments:

Marge said...

As always so cute! Thank you so much for sharing this background technique, I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fun card Diane! Love the sparkly flowers and the cute little bird box!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a brilliant creation for springtime, Diane!! Thank you for the phototute!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the sparkle!! It looks amazing!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

I love the way your glitter is dancing around your background, Diane! Such a cute project and darling way of creating dimension with the chipboard! Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial. I never thought of sprinkling a little glitter on the paste and leaving the rest "naked". LOL Your little bird adds the perfect touch of tweetness and color! hugs, de

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome and I love that background ... what a fabulous idea! Hope you had some fun in the sun this weekend!!

Ros Crawford said...

Hello glitter queen! Such a fun and fabulous card my friend ... Sorry I haven't been around but thanks so much for you lovely words...xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Couldn't be cuter with those awesome big, glittery flowers and birdhouse! Pretty yellow bow and flower charm. Just too much cuteness!

Bunny said...

This is a beautiful card. Love all the sparkle. Great charm and bow you added with it. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Andree said...

This is a wonderful card and a fabulous little scene. I love the different ways you've used glitter and liquid pearls. The chipboard pieces look enamelled with the embossing powder coating.
Thank you for joining in with the April challenge "Anything Goes with Chipboard, Stencils, or Flowers Options " at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x