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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Glittered Koi

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Challenges are good for us, right?  They help us to stop and think about what we're doing and how to approach a particular situation.  When I received this Local King Rubber Stamps Koi image from the owners of Dolce Stamps and Cards for my August designs, I really wanted to think outside of the box on how to showcase this unique image.  From the deep, dark recesses of my brain, I remember happening upon someone's card gallery quite some time ago and seeing that they had used glitter to color their image.  That's what I decided to use to color my Koi image.  I stamped the image with Black Stazon ink onto clear acetate, turned over the acetate and applied Glossy Accents and the various colors of glitter.  Through trial and error, I found it easiest to cut the image from the acetate before applying the glitter.

My card and a complete list of the supplies I used are featured on the Dolce Stamps and Cards blog.  I'd love it if you stopped over there and left a comment!  You can find this stamp image and a lot of other stamping goodies at their store here.  

I made the following card in honor of the featured stamper, Korin, on Splitcoaststampers.  I love how she did her right border by cutting around her butterflies.  I chose to use leaves for my design.  I used Ranger Adirondack and Distress inks for my leaves.



9 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

truly a glittering spectacle of glorious fish....wow....good thinkin', Bertie....now....for me, this glitter technique reminds me of a dazzling catastrophe in Steamboat Springs with the Mudda....let's say I wore glitter from head to toe even though I was not 'touching' the glitter....lol

Joanne Travis said...

Charlene, this is incredibly beautiful! I lov the rich jewel tones and the glitter makes it look like real fish scales. Gorgeous!

bensarmom said...

Charlene these cards are both beautiful. You've outdone yourself with the fish card, wowzers! I too loved Korin's cards and had a hard time picking one to CASE.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, both cards are works of art! I especially love the elegant simplicity and colorful leaves of the second card. What a beautiful CAS design.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful. Very well done.

Mothermark said...

Way cool Bertie. I especially love the fall one! Its so so...well....fallish!!!

Ellen said...

Both cards are superb! You know I love the Koi. It looks fab in the photo and spectacular in real life. I was totally wowed by your card!!
Your leaves look wonderful and out of the box! Your projects are always an inspiration!

Charlene said...

Wow, Charlene..that fish is stunning! I imagine that took a bit of time and patience. Love your take on the FS card as well. Too bad we don't get fall leaves here..'course we don't get snow either!

Cindy said...

I got to hold this one to.. the photo does it no justice.. it is truly an amazing card..