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Monday, 21 December 2015

Thanks and all that glitters


I finished this card and got ready to take photos and it started to rain. We have been absolutely sweltering here and when I want to share the bling of this card, it rains. Good old Murphy hey.

You are just going to have to believe me when I say this card totally glitters and sparkles.


This one shows the glittery sparkle better. This was one of those cards that the idea just popped into my head and I thought Altenew flowers are perfect for. The more I thought about it the more I thought I had seen something like this so spent many hours trying to find it. I had, and mine is nowhere as good as what I had seen. The original post was by Tasnim (Cards and Bookmarks) and it was absolutely brilliant. No wonder the memory stuck and I think its funny that I had decided that only flowers from Altenew would work for what I wanted to do.

Now onto what I did for the card.  I gold embossed (but having used blues and silver glitters the gold disappeared, will have to try pinks and golds next time). Sooooo once It was gold embossed I went through my glitters.

On the little flower on the right on the card I did three different blues but the last two were too close and I just couldn't get the right mix so I added silver to the bigger flower. Because the flower outline is lovely and fine the gold tends to disappear. You can see it better here in this close up.

I used a liquid glue pen and just added the glue I needed for each colour, so all the darker blue then the next etc till hey were all covered. I added each colour in one run, tapped off excess into a coffee filter to rebottle later. Hello glitter land.
The leaves and stems were the same, three different greens, done a colour at a time. Went back in once all dry and brushed down getting rid of excess loose glitter and then reapplied any areas where the glue had been missed.

Added a 'Thanks' silver sentiment and a few little sequins. All finished, very glittery but someone will love it I am sure.

Elysha's reaction was hands clasp to heart, then signed/said 'ohh mum it wonderful. So beautiful' so I think I hit the nail on the head there.

Time to go clean up all the glitter so I can finish off the pile of cards I have half prepared. You have no idea how much colouring I have been doing but you are soon to find out.

I would like to post this to:



This is my third card and there are only three days
 left of this challenge. So sad to see it go.





Okay thats it for today but be ready for a good read on Wednesday (Tuesday in some places)
and all those copic coloured cards. Just so you don't get bored over the lead up to Christmas ok!!

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.








17 comments:

  1. Love the way you blend the glitter - I've seen you do it in previous cards and I really love how it looks! And you're right, Altenew flowers are really the best for this! :)

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  2. Beautiful sparkly design, I also love the sweet card in the previous post with beautiful colouring. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the warm weather down there :) xx

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  3. oh how stunning! I'm a sucker for all things glittery! I just love these!!!

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  4. Wow! This is lovely! You must have had quite a bit of patience to go through this process but it really looks great!

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  5. This is fabulous - so much bling!!! I love it - and I'm not a glitter girl either. Can't wait to see you next lot of cards - I love me some Copic colouring :) xxx

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  6. Beautiful card, the glittery flowers look stunning. I'm off to have a look at Tasnims too. Hope the weather down south improves for you, it's been sweltering up here on the north coast too! A cool Christmas day would be wonderful! Cathy x

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  7. Beautiful card, the glittery flowers look stunning. I'm off to have a look at Tasnims too. Hope the weather down south improves for you, it's been sweltering up here on the north coast too! A cool Christmas day would be wonderful! Cathy x

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  8. Such a sparkly and gorgeous flower!! Love your card! :)

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  9. Well this is just stunning, that is all!!! I'm all about glitter, so this one makes me smile. And I think the technique would be fun, I'll have to try it. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad

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  10. That is some serious sparkle here - fantastic!

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  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  12. Beautiful with all the sparkle and shine!

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  13. Your card is every bit as beautiful as Tasnim's card, Aileen! In fact, it's absolutely GORGEOUS! All the beautiful sparkle is so striking, and I love the varying shades of blue and green! You really knocked it out of the park this time!!!

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  14. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!!

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  15. Just beautiful...I love all the sparkle and shine! Merry Christmas!

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  16. This is awesome, love the pretty design & all the glitter is just fab ♥♥

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  17. Simply Beautiful! Love the way you blended the shades of glitter.

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