Monday, August 5, 2013

Classic Glitter Swirl Cards

Hello Robin's Nest fans, and welcome back to the blog.  This month, we are showcasing the beautiful Classic Glitter Swirl papers, as well as sharing some fab products from our sponsor this week, Clearsnap®, the makers of Colorbox ink pads, and much more.

So, I want to show you how I combined these two wonderful products to make my cards today.  I have to admit, I had so much fun adding color to my papers and playing with the Clearsnap® products.  Sometimes I am just never happy leaving things alone.

Supplies Used:

White Glitter Swirl on White CS (The Robin's Nest)

Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink CS (The Robin's Nest)

Gold Classic Glitter CS (The Robin's Nest)

Black Classic Glitter CS (The Robin's Nest)

Robin's Egg Blue Glitter CS (The Robin's Nest)

Pink Classic Glitter CS (The Robin's Nest)

Silver Glitter on Creme Swirl CS (The Robin's Nest)

Lavender Glitter Classic CS (The Robin's Nest)

Dew Drops (Baby Tear, Forest Brown Mini, Hillside Mini, Regency Mini, Classified Mini) (The Robin's Nest)

5" x 6-1/2" black pre-folded card
Cream textured CS (7" x 8-1/2")
Metal embellishments (Prima)
Die-namics Upsy Daisy dies (My Favorite Things)
Ornate Frame Back #8 die (Sizzix)
Anna Griffin Acanthus embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Smooch™Pearlized Accent Inks (Pumpkin/Luscious Lime)(Clearsnap®)
SmoochSpritz Pearlized Accent Sprays (Sea Breeze/Caramel Latte) (Clearsnap®)
Colorbox Chalk Queue (Big Top)
Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx - Adobe (Clearsnap)
Twinkling Turquoise Glitter  (Clearsnap)
Banner Wishes Design Adhesives (Clearsnap)
Old Bottles Miniature Shape Set (Gina's Designs)
 Lilac ink pad
Anchors Aweigh 3-in-1 Decorative Corner Punch (Fiskars)
Birds on a Wire Decorative Punch (Martha Stewart)
Black Ink Pad


Spray White Glitter Swirl on White CS with both colors of SmoochSpritz Accent Sprays.  Use a paper towel to wipe off excess ink.  Allow to dry.

Trim Gold Classic Glitter CS to 4-7/8" x 6-3/8".  Adhere to card base.

Trim colored White Glitter Swirl on White CS to 4-3/4" x 6-1/4".  Use decorative corner punch on each corner, adhere to card base over.

Adhere Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink CS  to a piece of chipboard and die cut Ornate Label .  Ink edges with Berrylicious from the Big Top Chalk Queue.

Adhere this piece to card, offsetting slightly towards the left, as shown.

Die cut Eiffel Tower from chipboard and Black Classic Glitter CS.  Distress chipboard edges with Black Ink.

Adhere both pieces together for stability, and glue Eiffel Tower over label, as shown.

Punch Birds on a Wire from Black Classic Glitter CS and adhere to card, as shown.

Die cut three sizes of flowers from Robin's Egg Blue Glitter CS and Pink Classic Glitter CS.

Shape each flower with a large tip embossing tool.

Each flower petal should look something like this.  Now you can layer them, starting with the largest petal on the bottom to the smallest petal on the top.

Cut around one of the Design Adhesive rub-ons.  Remove the protective paper backing, leaving the rub-on on the clear plastic piece.  Place this on top of Gold Classic Glitter CS and rub with the tool included in the package.

Remove the clear plastic piece and the sticky adhesive is left on the card.

Cut around the rub-on, being careful not to touch the sticky parts.  Place on a coffee filter or scrap of paper and apply Twinkling Turquoise Glitter over the rub-on.  Shake off excess glitter and return to container.

Add your flowers and banner sentiment to the card, as shown in the finished photo above.  Of course, my card is not complete without adding some bling, so I had to add some dew drops.  I have a few close-ups of where I added them.  I like them a lot on the Eiffel Tower.  What do you think?

For my second card, I used some of the same products with just a bit of a change-up.  This card is 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" and fits into a #10 long or policy type envelope.

Fold cream card in half to make a 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" card.

Trim Lavender Glitter Classic CS to the same size as card front.  Adhere.

Trim Silver Glitter on Creme Swirl CS to 3-1/4" x 8-1/4" and adhere.

Die cut a piece of chipboard using the Ornate Frame Back #8 die.  Ink the chipboard direct-to-paper with the French Lilac ink pad and emboss with the Anna Griffin Acanthus embossing folder.  Color the high spots and edges with Pumpkin and Luscious Lime Smooch™Pearlized Accent Inks.  Isn't this gorgeous?  I love how the lime antiqued the brightness of the pumpkin color.  Really cool ink!

Choose three different bottle shapes and color each, as noted in photo below. Adobe ink was applied direct-to-paper, Caramel Latte was spritzed onto the center bottle, and Luscious Lime was painted onto the third bottle.  I added a coat of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to the adobe and lime bottles for interest, and left the middle one alone.  I think it looks like it has been hiding in a damp cellar for a very long time.

 I made a banner sentiment using the Open Me Banner Wishes Design Adhesives and adhering it to the reverse side of Lavender Glitter Classic CS, glittered with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter, and trimmed, just as I did previously.

Adhere the embellishments, i.e., chipboard, bottles, and banner sentiments as shown in the photo below.

Here's a close-up of those bottles.  I just love how these turned out.

So, that's it for this time.  I hope you enjoyed my card projects today and will give this gloriously scrumptious glitter swirl paper a try.  And it is on sale for a whopping 20% off this whole month of August.  It is so elegant, yet so versatile at the same time.  So go ahead, check out the Robin's Nest online store, and be sure to come back to the Chattering Robin's blog for more inspiration from the DT using these fab papers!  And a big thanks to Clearsnap for sponsoring us this week and allowing us to share their great products with you.  

As always, thanks tons for stopping by, and if you would like to see more of my work, I hope you can visit my blog at Black Hole Art Studio.   Have a wonderfully creative week!



Lastochka said...

Wow! So great colours and tutorial!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

These are awesome cards!! Great job!!

Camille Short said...

Both fun cards!!!!!!

Cely said...

so beautiful!!! love that you changed the color of the paper with the smooch! great job, teamie!

juscrap said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial.

Bev said...

amazing cards.. fun elements .. great job

Tonya said...

Fantastic job on the cards and great tutorial too!!!

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