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Have you heard about Sparkle N Sprinkle's latest product? Velvet Glitters! Yep, they are lovely and sparkly and they feel like velvet to the touch, hence their name! I've been spending most of my stamping time this month, playing with them, and one in particular - Cloud Nine! The reason for this is, not only can you stamp on it - you can color on it too!
For my first card today, I used three of the new glitters: Luau Green, Gypsy Red and my favorite - Cloud Nine. Can't you just see the velvety texture of the glitter? That is one thing that I would like to point out about these new glitters - the coverage is phenomenal! The cardstock behind the glitters is white, the Velvet Glitter is so fine that no white shows through!
To do the image part of the card, I applied a piece of the Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and then removed the protective backing. Apply Cloud Nine glitter, burnish in with your finger, and you're ready to stamp and color! Now, the only thing you need to remember is this:
If you are going to color with Alcohol markers (such as Copics), you need to stamp with Memento ink (just as you would on cardstock). If you are going to use watercolor pencils or crayons (which I did in this card) you will need to use Staz-On ink!
So, for my little froggy, Raising Cane, I stamped him in Staz-On and then colored over the top of the glitter using my waterbrush and watercolor crayons. If you go outside the lines by mistake, just take a clean waterbrush and remove the color. Full directions for this card are right here.
Once, I got started with this I couldn't stop - here is another card - done with the same technique:
Full directions for the above card are here.
Now, just to let you see the difference, in the glitters, I colored the above image with watercolor crayons and the waterbrush, on top of the Cloud Nine Velvet glitter. In the next card, I colored the paper first with the crayons and brush and then covered the colored panel with the Super Adhesive Sheet and applied Sparkling Snow Glitter on top of the image. Here is how that looks:
It's all just a matter of taste and what look you prefer. Now I have to show you how the Cloud Nine looks with Memento and Copics:
Isn't he just adorable? This is Woofie our Christmas pup! I stamped the image in Memento black ink and colored with Copics. Oh and for the little label? - I stamped directly on the glitter with green Staz-On ink - but that's a whole other possibility!! Full details can be found in the art gallery. Also, come back after the hop and check out all the great ideas in our Tips and Techniques Section under Glitter - Velvet.
Well, I hope I've whetted your appetite to try some of these new glitters out. However,
BEWARE: It is highly addictive!
That's all from me today, hope you've enjoyed what I've shared. Don't forget to leave a comment for me before you pop over and see what another one of our new designers, Dawn, has up her sleeve! Have a great day!