Friday, April 18, 2008

Foil and Glitter Technique

Here is a card I made awhile ago, but it is one of my favorites and I'm sad to say this stamp by Stampendous is discontinued. I used a really great foil and glitter technique on the fish. What I did was
1. Stamp the fish on acetate with black StazOn ink then applied a piece of Peel N Stick to the back of the stamped image, leave the paper carrier on the exposed side.
2. Place the piece on a light box stamped side down and using an exacto knife cut out the fish on the carrier being careful not to cut threw the acetate.
3. Remove the carrier from the fish, leaving the paper on the surrounding area.
4. Apply variegated gold leaf to the fish and burnish with a kool tool (this looks like a little brillo pad on a stick) until no loose pieces are left.
5. When all of the excess gold leaf has been removed, peel off the remaining carrier and sprinkle with blue glitter, rub and remove excess.
6. Cut out stamped image from the acetate, layer onto tan and black papers.
7. Randomly stamp the branch on a tan panel with copper Brilliance. Layer onto a black card then glue on fish image as shown.
8. Stamp "happy birthday" on tan paper, cut out and mount to card as shown.
Have a great weekend!


15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow! This card is so neat! I have to try this great technique!

Cheryl said...

Wow! That sounds like a real labour of love!

stampin_melissa said...

This looks beautiful! Great job! Hmmm, where did I put that gold leaf? ;D

LaY hOoN said...

Great job.I think is really not easy to colour the fish. But you did it so well :)

Deb said...

wow, beautiful card, looks like a lot of work has gone into it!

Debbie said...

This is very pretty!!

Ying Pang, said...

beautiful card, I wish I can make one too.

stampin_melissa said...

I thought you might be interested in seeing what you helped to inspire. Thank you!

http://stampinmelissa.blogspot.com/2008/04/polished-glittery-fairy.html

Keri said...

Hi Jaime

You've been tagged! You seem like alot of fun and would do something like this, so check out my blog to see what to do. I can't wait to read your 7 things!

Speedystamper said...

Great card - I love how the branch looks like swaying seaweed!

Maren said...

Great technique! This card looks fabulous!

chelemom said...

WOW! This turned out way cool!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous.!!!
Check out the Sisterhood blog.

Joan said...

This is gorgeous. Wonderful card. Joan

Hope said...

Wow! this is really cool. I love it what a Fanstatic card