Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #63

Okay, it's the weekend and we're creeping up on the holidays FAST!  I know some of you still have cards and ornaments and pretty packaged baked goods to whip up, so let's get fancy and use the technique Maria is challenging us with over at Just Us Girls!  Maria chose the Sparkly Stained Glass technique for you to try! 

The tutorial shows the technique using Crystal Effects and glitter...BUT, read the fine print at the bottom, there are other ways to achieve the stained glass effect without doing it this way.  So, go with whatever works best for you!  I chose not to use glue and glitter.  Instead, I used Liquid Pearls for my stamped gift box, and Crystal Effects mixed with a Real Red reinker for the bow.  I stamped the image in black Staz On, turned it over and applied my pearls and red crystal effects.  It's very shimmery in person (of course), but my camera had a hard time picking up the fine details (user error, I'm sure :)  Then, I set it aside to dry while I finished my card.  In the end, I adhered the transparent oval with two glue dots hidden behind the Liquid Pearls.
We sure hope you can find some time to relax and craft this weekend amongst all of the chaotic holiday shopping!  I'm late in decorating my house, so I'll be busy doing that :]  If you play along, be sure to post a direct link to your project using the Linky Tools widget on the JUGS blog and use keyword JUGS63 in any online galleries.

Last but not least, take a peek at what the JUGS sisters worked up to inspire you! 

Elise ~ December Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: My Time Made Easy, Secret Santa
Paper: MTME, Candy Shoppe, Fluttering-by
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Staz On, Black; PTI, Fresh Snow
Accessories: MTME, Rosey Posey Rosettes and Trendy Tags 2; Liquid Pearls; SU! Crystal Effects and Label Punch; Rhinestones Flourish; MS, Snowflake and Scalloped Border Punches; Buttons and Craft Thread from my stash


Elise said...

If I was lucky enough to receive this card in the mail, I'd be KNOCKED out! This is SO F-U-N! Seriously! Love how you took this look BEYOND the edge of FABULOUSNESS! Absolutely GORGEOUS, m'dear! It's like that gift box is wafting with goodness - SO darling!!! {You girzzzzzz! Sure get yourselves into some SERIOUS crafty delight!} YIPEEEE!

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Kristin....I still want to try this technique!!

Maria said...

Awesome you did it! The pearls looks awesome! I'll bet it is even better IRL. I find it so hard myself to pick up those fabby details with the camera! Nice job!!!

AKiteFlier said...

Beautiful Kristin - I like the liquid pearl effect - really soft but sparkly. Love your layout and your paper combo - the pearl flourish is the perfect finishing touch! Way to go girl

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a stunning technique ... am itching to try it out! Gorgeous, Kristin! Hugs xxaxx
PS I just wanted to let you know that I have left a surprise for you on my blog!
Hugs xxaxx

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh sparkle delight! THe FINE PRINT! I missed that! I LOVVVVVVE the perfect pearls look you chose. Very glamorous sista! I couldn't guess what would be in that box but it would have to be amazing!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This turned out so pretty!!! LOVE how the Stained Glass turned out for you!

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