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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the SNS Spring Fling Hop!  Hopefully you're arriving here from the delightful Karalee's Blog.  If not, you may want to hop back to the SNS Home Blog to start at the beginning and get all the details about this month's hop.  As always, great prizes are being awarded - so do hop along with us for a Spring Fling!

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,
***Julie***

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!

47 comments:

April said...

So very pretty. I just love your gorgeous flowers!

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie I love the way you did these flowers on the acetate. Looks great!!

Donna Ellis said...

OH My! An absolutely gorgeous card, Julie! WOW Factor big time! You always manage to capture glitter so beautifully in your photography. These colors look fabulous together. The tiny little "petals" really look textured! What a great card, Julie. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love that glitter on acetate technique!
DeniseB

Cat said...

Love the ribbons and dimensional flowers! So pretty!

Karalee Ingram said...

OMG this is pretty. Love it.

janet33234 said...

Wow, a great new technique for me to try. Love the card. Beautiful

Karin said...

How beautiful and so full of sparkle! I love those gorgeous flowers...I have to give this a try!

Hopemore Studio said...

Gasp! I have never tried that technique either, all that glitter in one place...what an impact! This card definitely makes me think spring.
~Angie

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Julie. The EPs certainly give the flowers dimension. Great job.

Gina said...

I haven't tried acetate and glitter yet. Thanks for the ideas.

creativearts said...

I love how you made these gorgeous flowers on acetate. They are so spring looking!

Amanda R said...

What an awesome idea! I never thought to use embossing powders like that but will definitely think of it next time! Lovely cards Julie, beautiful colors on them!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I have that stamp set and I am so glad you showed me the bright and glittery way to use it differently. That card is outstanding!

Susannah said...

Wow! It's nice to see color without markers!

NanaConnie said...

OMGoodness, Julie -- this one really has the WOW effect! I never thought about using Brush On to paint with glitter. I'm definitely going to try that. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Jaybee46 said...

OOPs! I left my comment in the wrong place but I will leave it here again. I'm new at this. Your lovely card reminds me of the grape hyacinths in my Grandma's garden - thanks for reopening that happy memory for me. Judy Bennett

Lana said...

Beautiful sparkly creation xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for reminding us to use the embossing powders also on acetate.
Jan Hobbs

Mary said...

What an awesome technique -- looks like stained glass!

StampNK said...

Wow, this technique is amazing!! I LOVE how the flowers came out!

Dianne Potter said...

What a nifty idea! I'm anxious to try the technique. Thank you for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Truly something for that special person. Love your color combination!

lakeslady said...

Lovely glitzy card Julie and the ribbons are in one of my favourite colours....purple. So pretty

Tricia Hulehan said...

Your technique gave such a three D look to the flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Tricia

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous love the flowers and the Technique you used is cool. Love Love the ribbon angeled the way you have done. the bling is supper and adds that special touch. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Brenda said...

They are glittericious!!! The technique really makes those flowers stand out!

Marci M said...

I've never tried this technique but now I can't wait to try it. Beautiful, thank you.

Charlene said...

Oh my gosh, Julie. I HAVE to try this! Your card is just gorgeous and that window looks just like stained glass.

Linda Gibb said...

Julie, thanks for the tip on usingf the embossing powders like glitter. I can'rt wait to try that out.

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers and the look you created on the acetate - so very pretty. Thanks for sharing !

Karenajo

Kathy Vogel said...

Your card is lovely. I've never tried the glitter on acetate technique before. It sounds fascinating.

Cheryl B said...

That brushable glue looks like it would be fun to use! The flowers are so pretty.

NWFlamingo said...

I love the results from this technique but I haven't done it for ages. One of these days I should!

cincyem said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I have not tried anything on acetate, but I'm sure going to give it a try.

Gina R said...

I love this cards, so much creativity.

Aurora Christina said...

Beautifully done, Julie. I love this technique. I've tried it once, but not with a stamped image. I drew my own image on the computer and printed it on a transparency sheet and then glittered from there. I'm looking forward to eventually trying to this with some of my stamped images and my staz-on.

SuzieQ said...

This is such a cool technique. I just used it on one of my cards and you did a beautiful job!!! I love the way the flowers jump off of the page.

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judys said...

What a wonderful new way to use embossing powder..thank you!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to try the painting with glitter on acetate. Like the idea to incorporate some EP. Like your selection of the framed flowers to use this technique.
Janet

Katy said...

Wow! This is so pretty and sparkly on here, I can only imagine that it is soooo much sparklier and pretty in person! Thanks for the tip about using the embossing powders! How awesome!

Frann said...

What a pretty and sparkly card... gorgeous colors too!

FrancineB said...

Love the elegance and glitter of the flowers. Gorgeous.

Shanna Shands said...

I have never seen this set. I really love what you have done with it!

E. Marie said...

Julie, what a lovely card. Great use of the glitters. You're right, they are lots of fun.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This card is just WOW, Julie. I have done some like this but love how you did yours. Did you put the glitters/ep on the front of the acetate for the flowers? It looks like each little petal was done individually. Great card.