Saturday, February 25, 2012

You...absolutely SHINE!

Another card made with the Stampendous Fran*tage Embossing Glitters and Chunky Powders!

I stamped the chandelier image and embossed it with fine black embossing powder.


I added the Chunky Shabby Black Embossing powder along with some gold and silver crushed glass glitters mixed in to the corners of my image.  I found that if you hold the heat on the black embossing powder from the underside, it begins to soak into the cardstock and looks more like ink spots!  I like it!
After preparing my image, I distressed the backgound paper and the image, then attached the backgound to the black card base. 
I scrunched (is that a word?) some black tulle and place one piece behind the upper right-hand corner of the image.  I then glued the image down to the card. To balance out the card, I scrunched (there's that word again) more black tulle, and placed it in the lower left-hand corner, finishing it off with a large rhinestone. 
The fun part was carefully applying all those little pink pearl and rhinestone accents to the chandelier.   The flames are just a small touch of gold Stickles. 
To give my card a sentiment, I stamped YOU in black ink twice, glittering the first with Aged Rose, and used it as a shadow effect for the second.  This was cut from the "Thank You" sentiment in the Stampendous Happy Messages stamp set.  I only recently got brave enough to cut up my acrylic sentiment stamps...still makes me a bit nervous!
The inside reads, "absolutely SHINE!"

This next photo better shows the sparkle and glitter of the card!

Well, my goal today was to get my scrap room organized,
so I had better get back to work.
I need a poster that reads,
"I'd rather be Frantaging!"

Have  a great weekend!

8 comments:

Amie said...

wow!!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Glad you joined us at Stampendous Texture challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jan! What a stunning card! Love the chunky glitter!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what fun techniques and textures on this card! love the netting and that chunky glitter! thanks for the tip on the glue for cloth Jan!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the chandelier image. It's awesome... and the glitter looks great! The distressing is perfect.

Jennifer said...

Jan,

Your card is so, so pretty!!! :) I love your new (to me at least) techniques! (That crushed glass glitter is cool!!!!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this is great. Your encrusted jewel technique looks spectacular, second only to the tulle you added. Such a great way to soften up the design.

StampendousGraphics said...

Terrific Card, Jan! Just love all the texture, and your Encrusted Jewel Technique is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge!