Friday, July 30, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- Dazzling crystal flower and a hint...

Sparkly Fun Fridays features a sparkly or glittery project using shimmer paints, embossing powders, glitters, rhinestones... anything shiny to welcome the weekend in a fun way!!!

Hi everyone,

What happens when Dazzling Diamonds meet Crystal Effects ??? Something VERY sparkly and shiny, let me tell you. For those of you with sensitive eyes, please do wear sunglasses before you read anything more...

Ok, can you tell I just received some new Stampin' Up! toys.... oh yeah!!!

New DSP (designer series papers--patterned papers, to answer some questions!!), new punch, new stamps, new colors and that means new IDEAS of course!!! For this card, I used my brand new Play Date DSP with its coordinating colors : So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.

For the flower, extra large fancy flower punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches and old olive 1/4" gros-grain ribbon. As for the grass, my new Dotted scallop ribbon border punch did the job perfectly.

For the Sparkly Fun part, I first covered a So Saffron fancy flower with Versamark, then added Heat and Stick Powder, heat set, sprinkled some Dazzling Diamond glitter and heat set again. Finally, I covered the whole flower with two coats of Crystal Effects, I love this stuff, besides the drying time (hate to have to wait !!) but this time (as usual) it was so much worth the wait. Lookie :

But wait there's more !!

HAHAHA I just had to do it, sorry ;O)

Watch what happens when you open it , TADA!! A slider card. Do you want a HOW TO tutorial to be able to make tons of these ??

Seriously, they're very easy to make.

Ok, I didn't tell you but MAYBE if you sign-up for our FREE Monthly Card à la Carte newsletter then MAYBE the free BONUS tutorial will help you achieve something similar, MAYBE ;O).

But wait there's still more... If you sign-up before Sunday, August 1st at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). You will be eligible to win one of the two Cute 'n Cubby that will be drawn for 2 lucky subscribers. Winners will be announced in next Tuesday's post. To subscribe, type in your email address in the sign-up box in the right-hand column.Those who have already subscribed will be automatically entered in the draw -- no need to subscribe again.

Good Luck everyone and happy stampin' day!!



Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Tellement ingénieux! J'adore les couleur et la façon de l'ouvrir ajoute à la beauté de la carte...

krogilbert said...

Toujours aussi beau!!

Stephanie Pezolet said...

Just signed up! Great card. I'm in love with this new DSP :D

Cindy Major said...

Absolument fabuleux! Je trippe sur la fleur recouverte de Crystal Effects et de brillants - magnifique!