Sparkly Stamp-Off Friday
It’s Stamp-Off Friday! This week’s challenge is an “Inspiration Challenge.”
I got a very sparkly Christmas card from Elaine, one of the lovely ladies I shared a condo with at OnStage Live in November. It was so gorgeous, and I was tempted to post it for this challenge, but that would be cheating, I guess. Instead, I played a little with Brusho and Embossing Paste.
First I covered a piece of Watercolor Paper with Gesso using a fat paintbrush. This isn’t a requirement, but I wanted a little extra texture in the card, and the brushstrokes in Gesso were perfect.
Next, I used some Embossing Paste with the Brick Wall mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. After it dried, I added some sprinkles of Brusho Crystal Colour. Instead of spritzing with water, I used spray starch, because I wanted to add a little Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. Some people, bless their hearts, just aren’t huge fans of glitter. They don’t seem to understand that a few specks of glitter on your cheek or forehead give you a magical glow. My husband is one of those people, and since I knew I’d show him this card, I wanted the glitter to stay on the card. I didn’t want it to accidentally come off on his finger or thumb and get transferred to his face. Hence, the spray starch, because it’s “gluey.”
After the glitter/Brusho/starch dried, I added a strip of the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape to add another layer of sparkle. Sparkle #3 is the Happy Birthday thinlit diecut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. (Note: The Brusho, Washi Tape, and Glimmer Paper are in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and will be available January 3.)
The final sparkle comes from the Glitter Enamel Dots scattered around the card. Fun! I was a little afraid the starch would blotch out the embossed bricks – but they survived. Yay!!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!