Sunday, 11 September 2011

Glass Glitter Butterfly

Hello Everyone

When I saw the new Glass Glitter in the mini catalogue, I was intrigued to try it. I had a few experiments with a range of adhesives to see what worked best and found the easiest was sticky strip.

To make this card, I first stamped the background using two butterfly images. One is the single stamp called All a Flutter and the one with closed wings is from Nature Walk. I wanted to focus to be on the 'bling butterfly', so I used black stazon ink for a monochrome background.


Next I covered a small rectangle of of cardstock with sticky strip, (note: we don't have the adhesive sheets in the UK, or I would have used them!) I then cut the butterfly with the Beautiful Butterflies die, before removing the sticky strip backing.

I always keep my glitter in tupperware type boxes, so I was able to press the butterfly firmly down into the glitter and then shake off the excess.

I made his body with a piece of 1/4" black taffeta ribbon, snipped at the top to create antenae, which I topped with rhinestones. How blingy is that butterfly? LOL

Now in the catalogue it says that these glitters, (they come in 3 colour choices), are designed to tarnish over time to give an a vintage look. Well I made my first projects with it about 3 months ago - and no tarnishing has taken place yet! :) So if any of you U.S./Canadian or Aussie demos can tell me how long we wait for tarnishing to occur - I would be delighted to know! LOL

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card and I love your glittery butterfly!

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