Good evening! Jess here with a trio of sparkly cards for the February A Blog Named Hero Challenge! This month we’re teaming up with Simon Says Stamp and challenging you to add a little sparkle to your cards! You can click the graphic below to go straight to the challenge link!
For my first card I did a watercolor wash with distress inks and let it dry. While it was drying I die-cut the hearts from white cardstock and then pressed a versamark pad all over the die-cut. While it was still sticky I dipped it in holographic embossing powder and heat set the powder. I adhered the die cut to the watercolored panel and then added an embossed sentiment on vellum from a Hero Arts set over a tangle of metallic silver thread.
For the second card I adhered a piece of stick-it adhesive to a piece of white cardstock. I die-cut the same hearts die and then carefully peeled off a little of the adhesive backing to reveal the top of the die. I sprinkled pale pink glitter over the top third of the die and then carefully burnished it with a bone folder. Next I peeled a little more of the backing off and sprinkled a dark pink glitter in the middle third of the die. After burnishing the dark pink glitter I peeled off the rest of the backing, sprinkled red glitter on the bottom third of the die, and then burnished the whole die.
Next I spritzed shimmer spray onto a piece of white cardstock and let it dry. I stamped the sentiment with red ink and then adhered the die-cut to the shimmery background. After looking at the card I decided to glitter a few of the hearts from the die-cut and glued them back inside the die.
For my last card I wet a piece of watercolor paper in the same basic shape as my die-cut. Then I smooshed the same distress inks onto an acrylic block and dropped color onto the wet paper and let it spread naturally. While that dried I used stick-it adhesive and cardstock to adhere gold glitter to my heart die. Once my background panel was dry I flicked on some gold shimmer spray, stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, and adhered my glittery die-cut.
So there you have it…lots of sparkle with the help of sparkly embossing powder, glitters, and shimmer sprays! I hope that gives you some ideas of how to add sparkle to your projects!
I hope you’ll play along with our challenge! One lucky crafter will win a prize from our sponsor: