Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 146

Another fabulous sketch from the ladies at Stampin411! This week, I decided to play with crystal effects. One of my Most FAVORITE tools in the studio.

I have done all sorts of fun things with crystal effects... Would you like more information?? Well... I actually did an inspiration sheet ALL about crystal effects for my customers (a long time ago). Click here to check out the printable sheet, and discover why I will ALWAYS Love working with Crystal Effects!

So moving right along. First, here's the measurements.

Base: rich Razzeberry 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2".
Layer 2: Bordering Blue 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" ** note this is 1/8" larger on two sides than layer 3.. don't over think it.. :)
Layer 3: 5 x 3 3/4", then embossed with the big shot using the polkadot embossing folder.
Layer 4 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" and eyelet border punched across the top.
Layer 5: Shimmer white, sponged with razzleberry ink, 3 x 3 3/4"
Layer 6: Embossed and cut out flower from 5th avenue floral stamp set
Layer 7: Celebrate, stamped from Matchbox Messages, and punched with the mini tag from the mini

Other supplies: Whisper white satin ribbon, clear rhinestone brads, paper peircing matte, paper snips, stampin dimensionals, tombo multipurpose glue, crystal effects, blender pens, bordering blue and rich razzleberry ink pads, and versamark.

Now lets talk about this gorgeous, crystal effects, shimmer white cardstock flower!

Here are the directions for my crystal effects flower.

  1. I embossed the flower from 5th avenue floral on whisper white cardstock and cut out the image.
  2. Use a blender pen to add bordering blue ink (from the ink pad) to the "inside" edges of the flower.
  3. Draw a line with the rich razzleberry marker on the inside edges, and lightly spritz the whole thing with water to get the colors to bleed. Let dry.
  4. Sponge the outside of the flower with rich razzleberry.
  5. stick this to the sponged layer of shimmer white cardstock.
  6. Paint a thin layer of crystal effects to seal the top. Walk away and let this dry completely for at least 1 hour.
  7. Come back and drop a LOT of crystal effects on the top so you're covering the whole flower and finish assembling your card.


Melissa said...


Many Blessings,

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!!! You've really done this rose proud!!! It's gorgeous. It looks like a porcelain rose. Wow!!!!

stampingmadly said...

What a beautiful card, Selene. I am going to have to get the Crystal Effects out and try this. Very elegant!

Kerin said...

Holy Cow this card is STUNNING!!!! No wonder you love Crystal Effects :)

JessicaLynn said...

One of my favorites. This is a beautiful card! Please come and take a look at my blog. I am giving away a Free Digital Stamp.

Jessica Lynn

Robin Merriman said...

I have no words for how stunning this is! I just love everything about it - you are the master of CE and I bow down to you! :)

Patti Chesky said...

Wowza Selene! This is a piece of art!! It looks like glass!!! Love it!!

Claudia said...

I just love, love, LOVE that rose!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning and sooooo glossy!!! Thanks for the tips sheet too!!

Dawn said...

Just gorgeous!!!! So pretty!TFS!

Connie Babbert said...

So pretty, Selene...I love the colors on your rose! The CE really makes it POP!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Selene! You have done me a HUGE favour! I had a card technique ready for my stamp club ... and needed something similar but with a twist to go with my planned project. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! Thank you Thank you! Hugs, Andrea xxx