12 Apr 2018

Sparkly Eyes

Close your eyes to the past, open your mind to new beginnings.

What a wonderfully positive and uplifting sentiment that is.

This fab New Beginnings sentiment  from  Visible Image stamps was one of the ones that I couldn't wait to use as soon as it came through my craft room door, and I knew it would be a perfect match for the closed eyes in their Face It! set too. Face It! is a set that I have had for a little while now, and I have been itching to 'bling' it like all those amazing glittery eye shadows that you see, but I had to wait until this sentiment arrived.

This is a fairly quick to make card because you are only spritzing with distress marker pens, stamping and adding glitter. The time consuming piece is waiting for the glitter to dry, but you can get on with other crafty projects while that happens ;-)

Distress marker spritzing is one of my favourite techniques because it is a clean way to achieve the brusho look without having dyed hands for days. Maybe that's just me - I love brushos but I do end up covered in them. Anyway, distress marker spritzing is a technique that I really don't use enough.

How to make this:

Using distress markers and the distress marker spritzer, spritz a band of colour horizontally along the centre of a piece of card measuring 13.5cmx20cm (5.5"x8"), using first the tumbled glass marker and follow that with the salty ocean marker.

Using black ink, stamp the closed eyes onto the spritzed band. Stamp the first two lines of the sentiment above the eyes, then the last two lines of the sentiment below the eyes. Use a post-it note to mask off the lines that you do not want to stamp, and remove the post-it note before stamping.

Once the ink is dry, draw a line with glue to mark the area where the lower part of the eye lid meets the upper part of the eyelid. Sprinkle picked raspberry distress glitter over the glue and set aside to dry.

Once dry, add glue to the lower lid and sprinkle with tumbled glass distress glitter and set aside to dry again.

TIP: If you are sending something glittery to someone that doesn't like the way that glitter sheds, you can always use glossy accents to keep the glitter in place.

Mount the panel on an A5 card blank (14.8cmx21.1cm or 5.75"x8.25") with fun foam.

The finishing touch is to add 3 tiny gems at the side of each eye to represent glittery eye liner.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

White card, Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer, distress markers (tumbled glass, salty ocean), versafine onyx black ink, post-it note, stamping platform or stamping blocks, glue, distress glitter (picked raspberry, tumbled glass), fun foam, tiny clear gems.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards #112 - A Favourite Technique (this is one technique that I don't use enough!)
Addicted to Stamps and More! #287 - Make Your Mark - well I did use distress markers so I hope that counts
Creative with stamps - CAS and a sentiment (they are celebrating their second anniversary - Congratulations!)
Get Creative Challenge #68 - No Patterned Paper
HeARTful Stamping Challenge April 8 - 15 - Anything Goes + a stamp
Stamping Sensations April - One For The Girls
The Mod Squad - Simply Clean
Through the Craft Room Door April 10 - 16 - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for today. Thank you for coming to visit and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning CAS card fabulous stamp and sentiment-and love the band of distress ink---Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
Carol GDT x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Sharon, this is a very unusual card. Me too, I don't use spritzing too often, but this is a great technique for spectacular and easy cards. I can imagine how beautifully you card looks with distress glitter.
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin
Click through to see now a new Clean and Simple card with Die Cutting on The Edge Technique.

Viv's Visuals said...

A fabulous card - CAS at it's best! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Jane said...

What a fabulous technique to share Sharon - I’m a very messy brusho user so maybe I should invest in distress markers too. Thanks for playing along with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

Juliet A said...

Brilliant - I would have never thought to use the spritzer this way, but it is perfect, and the little rhinestones are such a clever touch! Good luck in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Judy Woodland said...

Such a unique card, and so well designed. Wonderful colors too. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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ÅsaJ said...

Such a cool card! Love it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Judy Markowitz
https://scrappyonmylevel.blogspot.com/ {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

What a fabulous piece of art! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your creations agin soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Monika Reeck said...

I love your technique it makes your card unique
love that eyes image too
great sentiment and lovely CAS card
many thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow! This card is so unique and beautiful. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! Glad you joined the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

MaryV said...

Delightful creation! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenges this month. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
Hugs, Mary (DT)

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing your fabulous card over at Creative with Stamps and looking forward to seeing them in next month's line up too! Hugs, Gwendolyn