Friday, 18 May 2012

Weekly Blog Project - Butterfly Bling

 This week it's my turn (Helen N) to host the weekly blog project and I've got a clean and simple card for you with a bit of added bling!

Anyone who knows my stamping style will know that I make a lot of clean and simple cards and also that I'm not a big fan of glitter.  However, Little Claire sell an amazing product that has meant I can finally use glitter to achieve a great result without any mess!  Have a look here on the website at the Glitter Sparkle Sheets to see what I'm talking about.

And they're not just for Christmas!  They add a perfect touch of bling to both stamped and peel off images and can also be used to give sparkle to backing papers.  My card uses just a small amount of one sheet and is also a great way to use up that little tiny bit left of one of the sheets.

Here's what you'll need:

Little Claire 'Butterfly' stamp
black paper
blue card
Promarkers - Pastel Blue, Denim Blue and Caramel
white stamping card
white square card blank
black self adhesive gems

And this is what you need to do:

1. Stamp the 'Butterfly' image twice on to white card using the Memento ink pad:

2. Colour both images using the Promarkers.  You don't have to colour the base layer where it will be covered by the decoupaged parts but I think it looks neater if you do.  Also a tip to make your butterfly more defined - use the Denim Blue Promarker with a Ultrafine Nib to go round the inside edge of the wings.

3. Cut the base image to a panel measuring 10cm by 8cm and then layer on to black paper and blue cardAttach this to the base card:

4. Cut a small piece of the Glitter Sparkle Sheet, peel off the backing and lay it on your craft mat with the sticky side up.  Place your second butterfly on to the sheet (image side to the sticky part!) and then burnish.  I find this the easiest way to attach the Glitter Sparkle Sheet without any bubbles or wrinkles.  Next cut out the inside parts of the wings and then attach with foam pads over the base image:
5. Finish the card with some self adhesive gems:
Hope that's given you some ideas!  There are some more ideas on the website gallery for Glitter Sparkle Sheet including using it with the Little Claire printed acetate sheets, over stamped images and peel offs.

Have a great weekend
Helen N x