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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Essential Sensation Challenge Month

New month and new challenge! We would love for you to join us this month as we pull out our Stampendous Essentials to bling, glitz and add dimension to our projects. 

I've created this card with a few layers of Essentials to frame the Jumbo Butterfly Trio set that just released from Stampendous. You'll be tickled to know that one way I used the Essentials is a mask. Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel over a portion of the stamped Decorative Grate image on the Ivory cardstock gives the look of a partial stamped image. I love that I was able create a subtractive look by the addition of same color Essentials.

A combination of Jade PEARLustre, Hematite PEARLustre, Chunky White, Tarnished Mica Fragments and Royal Purple Glass Glitter are framing the butterfly. The key is lightly sprinkling the powder, not to close to the paper, and only just a smidgen at a time, then heating from the back side of the paper. You'll end up with some papers warping, but there's nothing like a strong adhesive to do the trick in keeping it where you want it on your project. You can't see very much of it from the picture because in real life you are compelled to turn the card from side to side to see where and why it glimmers and sparkles.

Tip: I used Beacon's Fast Finish on the butterfly and it did two things. It made the coloring vibrant and the paper more pliable. If you bend paper on the grain you can quickly get a crease so using this Fast Finish helps the paper keep it's shape and is very smooth.

I've given you an idea to try out layering your Stampendous Essentials. Give it a go and I think you'll like adding it on more of your projects! If you decide to play along in the challenge, be sure to link up with everyone else on the inLinkz tool below. There will be a winner drawn at the end of the month. Use Stampendous products and it counts double in the drawing! Have fun and keep creating!

Stamps: Jumbo Butterfly TrioDecorative Grate, Charm Collection, Carousel Circus, and Birthday Assortment (Stampendous Impressions)
Paper: Cream (Wausau), Saltillo (Bazzill Basics)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Jet Black (StazOn, Tsukineko), Tea Stain (Ranger), Copic Markers
Accessories: Aged IvoryJade PEARLustre, Hematite PEARLustre, and Chunky White Powders (Stampendous Impressions), Tarnished Mica Fragments and Royal Purple Glass Glitter (Stampendous Impressions), Office Date Stamp, Round Spiral edge punch (EK Success), 1/4" masking tape, metallic gold and slate blue craft paint, cardboard corrugate scrap, Fast Finish (Beacon Adhesives)

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  1. Janelle!!!! This card is incredible! Eeek! So grogeous!

  2. Your card is sooooo gorgeous Janelle! Love how the butterfly stands out - stunning colours!


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