Thursday, May 13, 2010

Try It Thursday

Okay, I just couldn't stay away from the Elements of Style stamp set. A few years back I went to ScrapFest and one of the layouts had a picture on it that had clear microbeads glued to a picture. I remember thinking that I had to try it. Well, 2 and a half years later, here you go. I don't know if this technique has a name. If it does, please leave a comment as I would love to know. To do this technique, I stamped and colored my image and sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel ink. I then put a generous coat of Crystal Effects over the entire images, spreading it with an old paintbrush, and put it in a Powder Pal. I poured the microbeads over top and patted with my fingers to make sure the beads stuck well. To put the Rhinestone Brad on the ribbon I separated the prings and wrapped in around the bow.
I like how this image turned out but let me tell ya, what a mess. I thought Dazzling Diamonds was messing. I have these silly little beads from one end of my craft room to the other.

Stamps: Elements of Style, En Francais
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango marker, Always Artichoke marker
Accessories: Clear Mircobeads, Fire Square Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Sponge Dauber, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots


Very pretty card.

Michelle, this is so beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing!!


Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Gorgeous Michelle -- your layout is outstanding, I need to CASE this in a future card.

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