Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sparkling Blueberries


I don't know where the week went, but in the few spare minutes I found, I've been working on this card. First I stamped the blueberries ( from our Berry Picking set) on acetate with black stazon, then I added glitter and clear glue to the back of the image. This was done a bit at a time...I added glue where I wanted a certain color, added that color of glitter and then added more glue for another color until all parts of the image were covered. This I let dry...for days actually. I kept coming back to it but couldn't get inspired as to what to do with the piece after I had glittered it.

Having the time to mull it over helped me to come up with something a bit more inspiring than your average layered card. In fact I decided to photograph the steps for all my readers so the can create this look if they'd like to as well.

I started with a piece of 6x6 inch double sided paper (this is from Stampin' Up!) and folded it as shown in the five photos below:









I then added pop dots to 4 corners of the acetate image and then attached it to the inside of the folded frame piece.



Though the picture didn't come out too well, what I did next was to punch a hole in each of the small folded down triangles. Then I added brads through 2 layers of the folded piece but not through the acetate and the bottom of the folded piece under it.




Finally I taped down the frame flaps over the acetate piece using redline tape...though double sided tape would work too. I didn't take it all the way to the edge though because I wanted to keep that 3D look of the inside.




To finished it all off, I put this framed piece on a 5 1/2 inch square navy card so it was positioned as a diamond shape. More of the decorative paper was added to the corners along with smaller triangles of the navy card stock. To embellish, I glittered the small triangles and the brads with some of the same color glitter I used on the acetate.
Also be on the look out for some great new projects from our design team. They have all chosen some of their favorite (previously released) Artful INKables images and are busily coming up with some inspiring new samples for you to drool over!

10 comments:

Velta said...

Oh My Kristin...This is gorgeous!! I love glitter, can ya tell, and this one just smells like blueberries...the design is too much :)

Elena said...

Wow! Kristin! This card is fabulous! Stamping with glitter on acetate looks fantastic! Thank yo uso much for sharing your wonderful tutorial!

toners said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love all that folding :) I may have to try that one...

Loretta said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THat glitter is totally fab!

Nikki said...

This is stunning! I can't wait to try it!

Cathy said...

This is so pretty!! The glitter looks so good!!

Linda S. said...

Oh Yeah Kristin, this is just what my life needs. Another great stamp company, wonderful designers, beautiful ribbons, reasonable prices for products and shipping costs, and you start off the blog with a great tutorial on how you made that gorgeous card with the glittered blueberries and clever folding process. Yup, I needed this!!! Is there any way you could kind of smear vaseline all over your internet order form? Especially the part that asks for our credit card information??!! LOL Not to worry, I'll be back!! Linda S. in NE

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a fabulous card and awesome paper folding technique! Love it and TFS! :)

Cathy Indelicato said...

This is cool!!! Gives me an idea for my altered project!!!! Great job!

Joanne Travis said...

WOW!! What a fabulous finished project and excellent tutorial! Love the sparkling berries, they are beautiful.