OOOh we've got a fun one for the girly girls over at the Dilly Beans Designers and Challenge Blog this week. Glitter! It's been awhile since I've glitzed things up so this was especially fun. I used the gorgeous #223 Ladybug Fairy and tried something new. After coloring her with Copics, I used a Zig Embossing pen and Stampin' Up heat and stick powder to fill in the areas I wanted to glitter and heated them up and sprinkled it on. You have to do it one color at a time and be careful not to heat the already glittered areas as you progress or you'll melt it and lose some of the sparkle.On the wings, I used a fine point pen to try to draw in the details that were covered over by the gold glitter and the ladybug's antennae which worked ok. But in general, I'm really pleased how this turned out and you don't have to sait for it to dry like you do with Stickles. (I'm the really impatient type.) The green circle mat was cut with my Nesties out of Glitter paper and the flowers are Prima. I cut the glitter leaves out of a much larger home decor glitter leaf from Michaels. The DP is K &Co which has a bit of foil detail so I matted the entire card in green foil card stock for some contrast to all the glitter. In the end I did have to wait for some Glossy Accents to dry on the bug, lips and eyes but by then the card was done. WooHoo! Be sure to stop over to The Dilly Beans Challenge Blog for more fab inspiration, and also to the Dilly Beans Shop for a super deal on retiring images.
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