For this hop, I have a "Springy" floral card with one of my favorite techniques for Wow factor - I hope you agree! This beautifully sparkly Stained Glass effect is created using the Glitter on Acetate technique from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Tips & Techniques section. And this time it comes with a little surprise twist.....
After stamping the image from the Framed Florals - Stamp Set 370 onto acetate with Staz On ink, glitter is "painted on" to the image using SNS's great Brushable Glue. While it's white while you work, the glue turns completely clear when dry revealing all the beautiful, shimmering colors in your "glitter painting". Sparkle N Sprinkle has soooo many beautiful colors to pick from - your glitter painting palette is endless! But here's the little twist.....
You're not restricted to just glitter when you use this "Glitter on Acetate" technique! Sparkle N Sprinkle also has oodles of beautifully sparkly embossing powders too! On this card, I chose to use the extra sparkly Royal Purple Embossing powder for the purple flowers & the arches on the top of the acetate piece. It's applied exactly the same as the glitter & looks just as great as the glitters do! Now just to be clear, don't heat it like you normally do with embossing powders - lol. Just adhere it with the brushable glue and let the glue dry - just as you would with the glitters. And wellah! you have another great way to use all those pretty embossing powders from SNS! In this card, the royal purple EP was just as sparkly as the glitters I used. But perhaps you'd like to do a project where some of your piece is sparkly and some of it is a more matte look. You can also chose one of SNS's many embossing powders without glitter. It's a great way to create lots of contrast in a "Stained Glass" piece.
(Don't forget you can click on any picture for a better view or click on any bold text to get further info on the SNS site.)
It's so much fun to play with with all the beautiful glitter colors from SNS. And now that you know this little tip, be sure to consider all the wonderful embossing powder choices for this technique too! When you're looking for something extra special for that special someone - this technique is always a winner! If you haven't already, be sure to try this out & have fun with it!
Now hop on over to Jill's Blog where there's always fun & interesting things awaiting you. There's lots more Spring Fling ahead for you. Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop on by and then enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time,
PS - Stop back on Saturday to see the list of winners from this hop and I'll have another fun and "Springy" card for you from this same stamp set to share as well! Better yet, become a follower & don't miss any posts!