Thursday, June 27, 2013

Glitter, glitter and more glitter!

 
The Dream Team has a big day today! Not only are we into week three of our Pinterest Inspired challenge, we are also playing with Ranger's Stickles Dry Glitter in the mix! We've had so much fun playing with jars of sparkly goodness, that we want to share the fun with two lucky crafters! 
 
  
Just visit everyone on the list below, and leave comments for everyone. Two winners* will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, July 4th...what a great day for a celebration! Each prize package includes a mix of five Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter, a mix of sixDreamweaver Stencils, and jar of Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, and a Palette Knife for spreading. If you want to add to the fun, play along with our Pinterest challenge and link your own creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog before July 1st for a chance to win this month's stencil prize. 

This weekend my Granddaughter had her first trip to the beach and loved it! It brought back so many wonderful memories of the weeks we spent at the Outer Banks of North Carolina years ago. We used to go for two weeks every summer with some dear friends of ours. But, alas, as happens, our kids grew up and went to college and spent all our money! Someday soon we'll have to restart those wonderful vacations. So needless to say, my inspiration this week has a beach theme (again!). Here's the link to my "At the beach" board on Pinterest, guess which picture inspired me this week! Now here's what I created using the wonderful Dreamweaver products and Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter.

LL329 - Beach chair

I used the double glitter technique. Here's how it was done:
  • Cut a piece of Dreamweaver's Double sided Mounting Paper the same size as the stencil
  • Cut a red cardstock mat 1/4" larger each direction
  • Remove the release paper from one side of the double sided mounting paper and adhere it to the red mat
  • Apply Dreamweaver's Hawaiian Soap to the back side of the Beach chair stencil (LL329), using a large stencil brush to brush away any crumbs of soap from the openings
  • Remove the other piece of release paper and place the stencil soap side down on the sticky surface, making sure all the small bridges of the stencils are pressed down
  • Apply Stickles Dry Fine Glitter to the umbrella and chair. I used Christmas Red in the umbrella, Cinnamon in the umbrella pole, True Blue on the chair, tapping off between each color
  • Use a large stencil brush to gently brush away any glitter clinging to the stencil
  • Place the image glittered side down on the table and carefully peel the paper off the stencil, be sure to hold the stencil down with your other hand so it does not bend
  • Sprinkle the bottom area of the chair with Platinum stickles and the rest of the background with Distress Stickles dry glitter clear rock candy
  • Apply a piece of double sided mounting paper near the bottom of a piece of white cardstock
  • With the release paper still on, use the Picasso (LL332) stencil, and 1/2" brush and some blue ink to create clouds in the sky area of the card
  • Remove the release paper and apply Platinum stickles across the "sand" area
  • Use foam tape to mount the beach chair to the lower right corner.
  • Perfect for a summer birthday, or fourth of July card!
Here's the list of sparkly-Pinteresting players:

Louise Healy (you're here)
Happy Creating,
Louise

47 comments:

LynB said...

Love the beach chair and clouds Louise and perfect with the double glitter technique!

Laura Turcotte said...

That is one great card!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous and patriotic!

Caroline D. said...

Love your glittery beach and chair! Such a fun and pretty card! Makes me want to be at the beach right now...

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What a wonderful summertime creation! Love the patriotic colors too!

Sarah Lynch said...

Great beachy card!

Lea said...

Wow! Between your beach chair and my sandcastle, I'm really wanting to go to the beach! Super cute card!

Jean Bullock said...

very cool. Even the sand is glittery. Great job.

airbrush said...

Love the 3-d effect with the clouds in the background. I have to try that with my Picasso stencil. The glitter is so sparkly. Nice job!

Lori Barnett said...

What a fun beach scene! Love the glitters!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the pop of red and blue off of the white and gold. Such a fun, summery, 4th of July card. Thanks for sharing all the details!

Alison said...

Totally beautiful! Love the double glitter technique. And your sparkly beach is fab!

Jan Castle said...

Clever beach scene...love it! TFS and a chance to win!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the picture in the picture! And perfectly executed technique!

Golda said...

What a fun card! I am loving all the glitter.

Pati said...

Fun card, great sparkles & color!

Bunny said...

This is such a pretty card. Very glitzy. Let's grab our suits and swim. Or sit and sip.

Anne said...

Brilliant! Just some sunshine and I'm in that chair!!! Love the layout and thanks for the tutorial!

Jennifer Dove said...

i love the card. it truly looks like sand!

Monica said...

Just the place to relax and dream. Thanks for the how to. I love the stencil and have to learn to emboss and stickle.

Tanya said...

This is Gorgeous I love the technique!

Uniquebynancy said...

Louise, Beautiful use of glitterl The sand looks so beautiful. Great cards.
Nancy

Brandy said...

Very pretty card and love the patriotic colors!

Ohana in Bend said...

a beautiful card! with all the beach cards, i am truly homesick for my Hawaii!

Billie Dee said...

I want to go to THAT beach!

JPScraps said...

Great card! I really like the technique you used.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love how shiny your card is!

Sandi Lou said...

Love the dry Stickles Glitter from Ranger. This is the first I have seen this product, thanks for the inspiration.

Ami said...

So cool!

kren said...

You had to choose a fave of mine--the adirondack chair. It always catches my eye. Looks great with this technique.

Come and see what I've done lately.
kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love that stencil of the beach chair and all that yummy glitter!

Maggie Haroldson said...

Well done, Louise! I love the beach chair. This card reminds me of family vacations at the beach when I was young. Thanks for the memories and for introducing me to this glitter...

SherylH said...

Wonderful card! I was wondering how you did the clouds -- great way to use the Picasso stencil.

Laura Drahozal said...

Really pretty and sparkly! I like how you highlighted just the chair, drawing more attention to it.

Charmaine Stack said...

Fun card! You do great clouds!

Karen Schroeder said...

Great card...I'd love to be sitting on the beach right now!

~Heidi~ said...

I love how you have the background match up with the image. What a great idea and...what a beautiful card!

Dana D. said...

Very cute card. Loving the stickles dry glitter.

Elena C said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your card is great. I love seeing all these gorgeous designs.

Linda Lipchak said...

Never saw this technique before today so I am revved to get started. Winning would be fantastic!
LL

Susan said...

Love love love!! So beachy I can feel the sand! Great instructions as well.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Sue Brailey

MB Isaac said...

Love the beach theme - the beach chair is perfect!

rose s. said...

I saw this on facebook and really liked the beach theme. it was perfect for today being Canada Day here :)

Kolton's Mama said...

this reminds me of summer fun!! great card !!

Sue D said...

Love your sparkly beach scene!

JD/ Jill said...

What a great scene that you have created!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Hi Louise, I was just at a class with you a few days ago. I really love my card set we made at class. This card is amazing and I do like the double glitter technique. Great card for the 4th.