Last month my Technique class was "Sparkle and Shimmer", and we learnt about all things bling-y! There are so many ways to add sparkle to your projects, and i think we covered most of them in this class. Needless to say, my dining room is still glittery!
This is one of the 2 cards we made. Put on your sunnies - have you ever seen so much sparkle crammed onto one card???
We stamped the Baroque Motifs flourish in Gold Encore ink onto Gold Shimmer cardstock. Then, sprinkled with Heat-and-Stick powder, heated with a heat tool until it had just melted, and then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and re-heated to set the glitter. I just love how this ultra fine glitter has such a gorgeous iridescent sparkle. Next we cut the cardstock into 3 panels, and mounted it on to Very Vanilla cardstock. The floral motif was stamped in Versamrk onto a scrap of Gold shimmer cardstock, and then sprinkled with Gold embossing powder that had some Dazzling Diamonds glitter mixed into it (3 parts EP to 1 part glitter). We heated it to melt the powder, and then cut it out, and mounted it on a Very Vanilla scallop. I pierced each scallop with my paper-piercing tool. Everyone got to choose a Rhinestone brad colour, and then chose cardstock and ink to match. We had some lovely colour combinations, and just about every colour seemed to work well with gold. Lavender Lace and Perfect Plum looked particularly nice, I thought.
Here's a close-up of the sparkle:
I think this would make a lovely "special occasion" card...wedding, engagement or anniversary, particularly.