Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You Can Almost See the Sparkle ...

... but not quite darn it! I decided I wanted some sparkly cardstock, so I mixed some Pearl Ex with hairspray in a small spray bottle. I sprayed it on the Outdoor Denim and White cardstock, let it dry, and then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Snowflake embossing folder. I also sprayed the punched heart and dried it with my heat gun. As for my image, I wasn't so brave. My little experiment worked. It just didn't photograph very well.

The card is my contribution to this week's Paper Craft Planet sketch challenge. The image is from a digital download by CC Designs that I colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol odorless mineral spirits.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Citrus Leaf, and Bubblegum cardstock; Outdoor Denim ink pad; Black and Orange markers; CC Designs Digi Downloads Winter Bear and Bear Hugs stamp set; Outdoor Denim mini brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Cuttlebug/w Snowflakes embossing folder; Fiskars heart punch; My Legacy Writer.

I'm in a funk tonight. Midweek doldrums? Seasonal Affective Disorder? I don't know. Maybe I just need a good night's sleep. And, that's where I'm headed. I hope your day was a good one. I bowl and the little boys are staying with us tomorrow night, so most likely, I'll be late with my post. 'Til then, take care!


Laurel said...

So cute! Must be an Outdoor Denim kind of day - I used it too!

Jeanne said...

I never would have thought to do this (the sparkle thing) in a million years! Wish I could see it. Very clever idea!

Hopefully, your funk will pass soon. I don't like those things! LOL

Can't wait to see what you come up with next. *Ü*

Anne said...

Sorry to hear you've been in a bit of a funk! Must be going around, because I can't seem to shake mine! LOTS of retail therapy hasn't even helped! WILD!

Love the bear stamp! It's too cute!