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Monday 29 October 2012

Dream Valley 44 – Glitter and Bling

Our challenge today over at Dream Valley is Glitter and Bling, so basically anything sparkly, twinkly or with a bit of bling!

44 Glitter and Bling

Our sponsor this time is Sassywith four of their fabulous images on offer to our winner.

It’s always difficult getting a picture of something with mirri on it, as there is always a glare, so apologies if this is rather bright!

My image is from IndigoBlu and she is called Ella Bella. I have tried very hard to get on with IndigoBlu’s flitter glue but to no avail, things do not go according to plan. However, luckily I had some Stampendous Stamp’n’Bond, which is a lovely glue embossing powder. I stamped Ella onto cardstock with a versamark pad and then sprinkled on the Stamp’n’Bond. You heat it until it goes clear at which point it is tacky. I dunked Ella into a tub of Lancashire Rose gilding flakes and made sure she was generously covered. After tidying it up this is what I was left with.


My corners were slightly more tricky. I put some double sided adhesive sheet onto card and the first one I cut out with the Memory Box Macarena corner and then peeled back the protective paper and dunked it into the flakes. However, this particular die is very slender and has very thin tendrils and it was extremely difficult to rub with the scoochy sponge to remove the excess flakes without also tearing the diecut. So the other three I had to waste flake by dunking the whole of the rest of the sheet and covering that before cutting out the remaining corners. I still have the excess, trying to see if I can find a small die or punch to use with it!!! Waste not, want not………….

Corner (1)

The picture above is of the first one I cut, and you can see small areas where it was next to impossible to remove the excess flakes, but the other three, whilst wasteful were much easier. I dare say a thicker die would have been fine but not this delicate one.

The card was finished off with a Marianne Creatables die cut from both the white cardstock and gorgeous copper mirri paper.

I am entering Ella into the following:-

Amusing Challenges – Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge – #13 Anything Goes

Card Makin’ Mamas – Anything Goes

Die Cuttin Divas – #88 Shimmer, Glimmer, Gloss

Flourishes – #192 Birthday

Fussy and Fancy – #74 Anything Goes

Gingerloft Challenge – GL51 No Colouring Allowed

Hot Shot Craft – #12 Bling It On

The Outlawz – Twisted Thursday Anything Goes/halloween twist

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes

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  1. Very nice card, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  2. Wow!!!! Stunning card... Love what you have done with the stamp... AmAzing creation...Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.... May x x

  3. So beautiful Lin, love all that fabulous glitter. I have not used this technique for ages and had forgotten how absolutely wonderful it is!You have aced it with this card!

  4. What a fabulous card!!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  5. Wow Lin, this is a stunning card, I'd put it in a frame it's so beautiful.

    Jo x

  6. Great creation . I love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft.


  7. This is just exquisite, hun! xx

    love Mags B x


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