Sunday, January 26, 2014

Glittery Peacock Feather

Howdy, friends!  Remember my Glittery Pineapple card that I posted for the Stencil challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog? I tried that glitter technique again with this Peacock Feather stencil and I was more careful about wiping all the glitter off. I think this one turned out great!

I used the following products on this card:

6x6 double sided adhesive sheets
Coconut Soap
Peacock Feather Stencil (brass)
Green Nugget glitter
Lacy Lilac glitter
Misty Blue glitter
Crystal Ice glitter
Kraft cardstock
Lady Kate edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Floral Vintage Labels Two stamp set (JustRite)

I did the same thing I did for the Glittery Pineapple card.  This technique is called the Glitzy Technique and it is in the 2/08 issue of the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I cut some of the double sided adhesive paper so it was slightly larger than the Peacock Feather stencil, then cut some white cardstock slightly larger than that. I carefully adhered the adhesive paper to the white cardstock, soaped up the back side of the Peacock Feather stencil with the coconut soap, and carefully placed the stencil (soap side down) onto the adhesive.

This time, I carefully glittered the outside of the stencil with the Green Nugget glitter, and then I used a tiny spoon to put some of the green glitter onto the edges of the feather. I shook off the excess glitter, and then added some of the Misty Blue glitter next to the green glitter on the feathers. Finally I added the Lacy Lilac glitter to the middle of the feather and filled in all the areas that were still un-glittered.

Next, I very carefully wiped off the stencil, making sure all the excess glitter was gone. I carefully peeled the paper away from the stencil and then covered the exposed adhesive with the Crystal Ice glitter. Then I let out a little squeal of joy at how pretty and glittery this turned out! LOL

I cut out some blue cardstock with the Lady Kate edger die, glued it behind the left side of my peacock feather piece and glued that down onto a Kraft card base. I stamped the sentiment onto some Kraft cardstock and cut it out with a notch on the right side and glued it to the bottom of the card.

This card is actually a different size than what I normally make. Because this stencil is so tall and skinny, I thought it would be fun to mail this in a 3 5/8" x 6 1/2" envelope, so I made my card base 3 1/4" x 6". The glittered feather fits perfectly on this size of card. :-)

You can find these products in the Classy Cards 'n Such store, and you can save 10% off your order by entering this code, Holly-10, when you check out.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Dreamweaver - CAS/Losing the Weight
Dream Valley Challenges #74 - No Designer Paper
Glitter 'n Sparkle #69 - Bling it Up
Robyn's Fetish #196 - Lots of Glitter


cass said...

Beautifully crafted, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

Beth Norman said...

So pretty and glittery. I love the tall and skinny style.

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...this is gorgeous, Holly!!!! The sparkly feather is spectacular!!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty...and nicely done...and one that I would love to see in real life...I'm sure it's really spectacular with all that lovely sparkle!

Holly Hughes said...

This is just gorgeous! My daughter loves peacock feathers, so I will have to make sure and show her this one. I love the glittery variegated colors you have used. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Absolutely stunning creation! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils this month. This technique has always been one of my effective.

SOMA Das said...

Adorable card with fab idea…………. I am with you on this fabulous image, so very beautiful……………... love your colors also………….. thanx for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week……... best of luck !!!!

( Robyn's Fetish DT)

Pam Hornschu said...

What an awesome card! Love the perfect glitter color choices for the peacock feather! Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge!

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time.