Online Card Class
Friday’s fun in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was about paste and mousse with shimmer. The Nuvo mousse has been hitting the crafting community big with the beautiful colors and shimmer. I haven’t worked with it yet, so this was a great time to try it out. I used 2 different colors while using a baby wipe to apply it. I love the swirly watercolor effect!
Stamps: Paper Smooches Free Spirits
Mousse: Tonic Nuvo
To continue practicing the awesome tips brought in the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, today is shimmer day! I mixed Jennifer and Debby’s tips into one – using an adhesive as the backer to a Tim Holtz stencil to hold Perfect Pearls. I love the effect and can see mass producing cards this way! I finished it off with some ribbon and a saying.
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Perfect Pearls (shimmer): Ranger
Stamp & Die: The Cat’s Pajamas
Day 3 of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, was full of liquid applications for sparkle and shimmer. I worked with the Nuvo crystal drops and Wink of Stella shimmer pens that you can pick up just about anywhere. The dots of color and clear are the Nuvo drops. The shimmer on the ombre panel is from a bath of Wink of Stella clear. I love how the shimmer enhances the color while blending it a tiny bit. It looks great in the afternoon sun!
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas
Ink: Ranger Distress
Wink of Stella clear pen
Tonic: Nuvo crystal drops
I had to try the day 1 lesson again from Online Card Classes, Sparkle and Shine. The die cut at the top of the card was perfect for this technique! I added double-sided adhesive to the background of the die cut so that it would be glittery. Love how it turned out!
Stamps & Die: The Cats Pajamas
Glitter: PK Glitz
So for the 2nd day of the Online Card Class, Sparkle and Shine, the subject was foil. I used a foil that I had in my stash for quite some time over double-sided adhesive. It worked great! I found that dusting with powder helped the edges stop feeling sticky from where the foil couldn’t reach.
Embellishments & Adhesive Sheet: The Stamps of Life
Foil: Creative Imagination
The classes from Online Card Classes are always wonderful for everything – content, samples and videos. The newest class, Sparkle and Shine, has a bunch of great ideas already, Day 1! Here’s my sample of an inlaid glittered diecut – just enough sparkle and shine. #OCCSparkleandShine
Stamp by The Stamps of Life
Ink by Ranger, Adirondack Die
Die by Kaisercraft
Glitter by PK Glitz
I’m taking the cool class “Heat Wave” from Online Card Classes. I love heat embossing so this is a great way to relax and have some fun with the card supplies that I have. The stamps are from SimonSaysStamp using Jenn’s idea for embossed acetate on a shaker card. I must admit that it took me a couple tries to get it together, but the result turned out well. I’ll be giving this to a friend for her birthday coming up next month!
This has been a nice refresher and chance to use my Copics more. I often think that it’s too much to bring them out, but not every colored image needs to use 10 different colors or be detailed perfection! It’s good to be quick and easy as well!
Day 11: hiding mistakes – I added shading around the image and little dots to hide the coloring outside the lines
Day 12: Copic hacks – doing other things to Copic colored images or using Copics in a different manner. Here, I covered the balloons with clear sparkly embossing powder after coloring and the butterfly has brushable glue and glitter added.