01 March 2009

Brunished Velvet

I just had to try the Burnished Velvet technique that I saw on the Cuttlebug Challenges blog. The technique is the large white layer, so all those swirls and birds were burnished with glitter. Yes, it was a bit of a mess but not too bad. I used that large Powder Pal I received from Stampin' Up! that I never thought I'd use! The cardstock is actually a Shimmery White whcih I think looks great with the shimmer of the glitter. Here's my card:

The sketch is from the current sketch challenge at Our Creative Corner. I really think this is a lovely sketch, but that middle layer gave me fits! The lighter layer is actually vellum over the Tempting Turquoise. I just couldn't figure out what to do with it so I just left it. It does help soften the card as it is a bit bright and sparkly.

The scanner faded the sponging on the sentiment layer. I used the Nestie to mask the edge of the oval, thus a faux layer.

For the two butterflies I used my Martha Stewart punch and used my Quickie Glue Pen all over the butterfly, then as soon as it turned clear I pushed it into the glitter. The glue did make the vellum curl up so I let it wrap itself around my finger while I was waiting to dip it into the glitter. Although in the scan the butterflies are flat once the card was released from the scanner the butterflies did curl a bit so it really gives the card dimension.

The glitter I used is from P K Glitz and is just gorgeous! The colors are China Jade, Azure & Eggplant.

Stamps: Dreams du Jour (SU); Ink: Wild Wasabi; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Tempting Turquoise, Vellum; Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, P K Glitz glitter, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Quickie Glue Pen, Border punch (Fiskers), stipple brush.