Friday, 4 March 2011

Caught in Crystal with fast and fabulous

Here's another card using the Fast and Fabulous stamp set that I used yesterday, but in a totally different way. The technique challenge this month at In Love With Stamping is "Caught in Crystal". This was the first time I've played with this technique and I love it! It's a real wow effect and looks even more stunning IRL.

Stamp set: Fast and Fabulous
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Medium Window Sheet
Ink: Black Stazon
Ink Refills: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
DSP: Play Date
Punch: Scallop Trim
Other: Subtles Brads, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

The Caught in Crystal panel was created by stamping the outline flower stem in Black Stazon onto a piece of Medium Window Sheet (retain the tissue for later). Flipping it over and working on the reverse I spread Crystal effects over the whole area (using the nozzle of the container) and then painted the inks on with an aquapainter (just clean it well as soon you've finished) and swirled them lightly with a cocktail stick. Dazzling Diamonds were sprinkled over the wet Crystal effects then the retained tissue was crumpled up, smoothed out again and laid over the wet Crystal Effects. Now comes the hard part - you need to leave it to dry! I left mine overnight but a couple of hours is probably long enough.

To assemble the card I started with a portrait A6 blank of Old Olive. This was matted and layered with Pumpkin Pie card and Play Date DSP. The Crystal image was secured to Whisper White card with Marina Mist brads, then matted direct to Pumpkin Pie card. Mats of Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie card were punched at the right hand edge with the Scallop Trim Border and adhered, with the trims offset, behind the Crystal image. These layers were then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Hope you like.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

This technique is totally new to me. I will certainly be digging out my much neglected window sheet and having a go. I laughed at you having to wait until it dries. I don't have the patience gene! :)

Biscuitlid said...

this is so stunning Sara, love it to bits