Thursday, March 12, 2015

Retro Mix It Up

It has been a while since I used superfine glitter and sookwang tape...after being frustrated for a while I stumbled upon a happy result.

I started with some 110lb paper (I'll use much thinner card stock next time). I covered it with sookwang tape and die cut two pieces from Bold Blossoms, a new die by Essentials by Ellen.  The frustration came when no matter how many metal and paper shims I used I could not get the interior pieces to cut through the cardstock.   (Note the die cuts beautifully on normal cardstock, it is the tape and liner on thick cardstock that caused my incomplete cuts)  So I put that away, and started on the card base. I inked one line of the Hero Arts Arrows Pattern stencil in with Distress Ink mowed lawn.

Having taken a break from my flower and leaf, I was able to look at a new possibility.  I lifted the release paper off just the interior portions and put darker shades of glitter one them, burnished it and brushed away the loose pieces.  Next I pulled up the release paper from the intended die shapes glittered them with lighter shades of glitter.  The happy result is a full bloom and leaf!  YEA!  I used a sentiment from the Hero Arts set Many Birthday messages, and added a few pieces of sequins.

For my design I used the current sketch at Retrosketches, and I am also entering this to the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Greta said...

Oh wow--came out stunning, Cat! Love the glittery flower & leaf!

Betty said...

wonderful card, Cat - love the purple and lime green together!

Leslie Hanna said...

Happy result! I don't think you're actually supposed to cut all the way through for this technique. You want the die to cut the release paper so you can expose the sticky. Great save!!

Barb Ghig said...

Now, that's what I call "Sparkle and Shine"! This card is so fabulous, Cat...your flower and leaf are so pretty and I love how you placed the graphic arrows! Really striking card!

Laurel Beard said...

Oh this is so pretty! That flower is STRIKING! Absolutely stunning creation!

Laura Norris said...

This is soooo pretty! Wonderful sentiment for your glitter flower. Great job Cat!