It’s Wednesday and I am SOOOO excited about this weeks Wild Flower Wednesday challenge because I get to share a technique with you that I found on Tori Wild’s blog. It’s not something that is completely ground breaking but I’ve just never thought of it before and it solves a problem that I have constantly had with all digis.
It’s also Flutterby Wednesday and their challenge this week is to use at least 3 layers along with a fairy, butterfly or angel.
So first up out challenge today for Wild Flower Wednesday is a sketch challenge and the fabulous Leigh Ann from our design team created the sketch for us!
For my card I used Iris from the Wild Flower Patch. Iris is one of my favorite digis and honestly one of my favorite things that I’ve ever drawn. She was one of those effortless drawings that just flows right out of your hand onto the paper without a lot of painstaking erasing and redrawing… I LOVE those images, lol. I colored her with Copics and then got to work embellishing her.
So where does the new technique come in… well, it’s her glittery wings. I love glitter on fairy cards. I really like adding glitter on lots of things but I want it where I want it so I rarely buy glittery papers. But, I always have a hard time adding glitter to digis. For as much as I love my Epson printer and it’s wonderful Copic compatibility and it’s awesome detail… it is not water safe ink and almost all methods of adding glitter smudge the ink… except this one! Tori mentioned today on her blog that she mixed glitter into some Ranger clear embossing powder and heat embossed her mermaid’s tail. Now I have all kinds of embossing power… some with glitter in it and I already had a clear powder with glitter in it but I never ever thought of using it on a pre-colored image. I don’t know why but I didn’t. Well it works amazingly. All I did was go over the area I wanted to emboss with a Versamark marker, added the powder (Stampendous Stardust – not the greatest quality ever but it worked well), dusted off the extra and heat set it and viola. It blows my beloved Stickles out of the water and these photos don’t do it justice… it’s a really smooth glitter finish but shows off all of the marker underneath.
Okay, I’ve rambled on long enough. Be sure to head over to the Wild Flower Patch to get all the details on the challenge and head out to see what the other lovely ladies on the design team have been up to!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Simply Betty Card from the new Summer Emo Kids line! Be sure to stop back by!
Image: Iris from Wild Flower Kids, Sentiment Unity Stamp Co.
Papers: PTI white cardstock, BoBunny, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Versafine black, Epson printer, Copic markers
Accessories: Stampendous Stardust glitter embossing powder, heat gun, pop dots, Martha Stewart border punch, Versamarker pen
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E04
Eyes: BOO, BG02, G99, G24, YG10
Hair: 100, W7, W5, W3, W1, 0
Wings: B00, BG10, BG02
Background: BV00, BV04