Monday, December 20, 2010

Beauty Within

My card today is the second part of the tutorial that I am presenting this month. Last week my Cardinal Scene card featured the Glitter and Acetate Technique in an easy version that I just walked you through. Today's card features the technique the way I originally learned well as a touch of the technique I showcased last week!

First of all I am using the gorgeous set by Flourishes called Beauty Within. This set has two images that are perfect for this technique which look like stained glass. What is extra-special about this set is that it is made to coordinate with Spellbinder's Labels Eleven dies.

Other items on this card include a set from Technique Tuesday called Vintage Lace, the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder and the beautiful Art Institute Glitters. When I do the technique this way, I use the Art Institute Dries Clear Glue and the metal tip for precision gluing.

First I add the darkest colors of glitters to the back of my image.

Next I add the lighter colors of glitter.

This is the opposite side, you can see the darker colors are drying and once the piece is dry you can assemble your card!

The ribbon stamp is stamped on acetate, run through the Xyron machine and then glittered.
This is the easy way to glitter when you are only using one color of glitter!

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  1. Beautiful job Michelle, and great tutorial.
    ~ rubber hugz, inky wishes ~

  2. Michelle thank you for sharing such an awesome technique with our blog followers! Your choice of stamp & colours for this card are just terrific! Wonderful job!!!! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake