Dazzling Diamond Dust!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share our projects from last night’s Stamp Club (and last Tuesday’s, too!) I love this technique … it is just soooo pretty! Yes … I am a sucker for a little “bling”.

ausnz_he_landing_banner-thumbI found this gorgeous card designed by another “Andrea” on  Scissors-cut-paper and knew it would be a “wow” card for my Technique Class. (And … it was!) I get such a thrill when everyone goes “aaaahhh” when they see a card we are about to create! And … it is another idea for your Christmas Extravaganza projects! So … add this one to your “TO DO” list!!!

Supplies Needed:

  • Ink pads: Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
  • Dazzling Diamonds mixed with Heat & Stick Powder (1/2 & 1/2 mix)
  • Heat Tool
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (A5), Not Quite Navy (14.8 x 4.5cm)
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Mini glue dots
  • Stamp set: “The Snowflake Spot” + Christmas phrase

Snowflake - Dazzling Diamond Dust

This technique is called “Glitter Controlled Technique”. I hope you can see the sparkly glitter that covers the top white section of the card??? It is easier to see if you click on the photo to get an enlargement!

On your Whisper White Card – stamp some random snowflake images across the top 2/3 of card using “The Snowflake Spot” stamps. Start with the snow spots in Brocade Blue all over the card … then add some of the large snowflakes (2nd largest in the set) in Not Quite Navy. Use a slightly smaller snowflake & stamp in Tempting Turquoise. (I think this is the colour that really “lifts” this card!) Finally, stamp some of the smaller diamond snowflakes – again in the Brocade Blue.

LIe card face up on the table and pat Versamark ink pad all over the stamped area of the card. Sprinkle the Dazzling Diamond/Heat & Stick Powder mix all over the Versamark. Heat with the Heat Tool until the Diamonds turn from dry & dusty to shiny & melted. WoW!

Glue the strip of Not Quite Navy Cardstock across the bottom. Stamp with a Christmas Phrase. Attach some Whisper White ribbon across the card and with another piece of ribbon – tie a pretty bow & attach to the ribbon strip with mini glue dot.

Mostly Flowers - Dazzling Diamond DustThe second card we created at Stamp Club was this pretty little gift card. This is also the Glitter Controlled Technique … but with a twist – Coloured Glitter Controlled! The process is just slightly different.

Using the flower stamp from the “Mostly Flowers” set … press your stamp onto a Versamark ink pad … then directly onto the Classic Ink Pad … and then onto card. Working quickly … sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds/Heat & Stick Powder mix onto the stamped image & heat with heat tool until melted. Punch out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch. Repeat for the other 3 squares. Colours used: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke. Layer squares onto Pumpkin Pie frame & then onto Always Artichoke frame. (One of the Ballet Blue pieces is mounted with dimensionals to give a 3-D look & the other 3 are snailed to the background) Attach to Whisper White card and stamp phrase in matching colour across the bottom of card. Glue this to Ballet Blue main card. NOTE: MAKE SURE IF YOU DO THIS “COLOURED GLITTER CONTROLLED” TECHNIQUE THAT YOU ALWAYS STAMP FIRST WITH VERSAMARK & SECOND WITH COLOUR (Classic) INK. (If you do the colour first you will stain your versamark pad!!!)

Joy - Dazzling Diamond DustAnd here is another Christmas Extravaganza example (but not one we did at stamp club). I hope you can see the Diamonds detail on this one? The photo doesn’t seem quite so clear. Sorry!

I have used markers to colour the main Joy stamp & the snowflake circles (from “Season of Joy”) in Night of Navy, Glorious Green & Real Red onto Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped over all the images with Versamark & sprinkled the Dazz Diam/Heat & Stick mix all over & heated with the Heat Tool to set the Diamonds.

Embossing is such an easy technique & not one to be afraid of! This Dazzling Diamonds Dust (Glitter Controlled) effect is really pretty. I’m sure you will be thrilled with the results if you try it for yourself.

All images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2008. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock & Andrea Mason.

Stampin’ Hugs

One Comment

  1. Christine says:

    Hi Andrea, I really enjoyed your stamp club this week. I really needed some fun and frivolity after a couple of stressful days! So it was great! And yes – I am being tempted to get into embossing!
    Andrea adds: Uh Oh!!! You are going to be even more tempted with my latest Lovely as a Tree Card that I just added to my site! Sorry! 😀


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