I created this Butterfly Birthday card using a modified version of the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique. I don't own iridescent embossing powder and with money being tight, I can't justify buying it right now--It's always good to have alternative ways of achieving a similar look too, so, here's what I did...
I recently found the instructions to the White Outline Technique while blog hopping and thought it was perfect to help me achieve my modified Dazzling Diamond Dust appearance. First, I heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder on glossy cardstock. Then, I used alcohol inks to create the background in Carmel, Terra Cotta, and Gold. The gold really gave it that shimmery look. I made sure to ink right over the embossed sentiment as well. Next, I laid a piece of white computer paper over the sentiment and used a clothing iron to re-melt the embossed area, which was absorbed by the paper--no residue got on my iron (Thankfully, as I was a little worried I might ruin my good iron!) I took this technique one step further by spraying it with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist to add a fine glimmer on top of the gold that was already in the background.
The layout I used is based on CPS Sketch 121 from last week. The flower butterfly was stamped using the Rock N Roll technique--SU! really Rust in the middle and Pumpkin Pie along the edges. I cut it out from white cardstock and matted it as shown using mats cut from my Nesties.
Stamps: DRS Designs- Flower Butterfly (H056), Flitter Flutter Birthday (G604)
Ink: Rubber Stampede Embossing Ink, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Paper: Smooth white cardstock, Glossy White Cardstock, Colored Cardstock by American Crafts, Gold Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories: Nesties, Alcohol Inks, Ribbon by Bobbie M. Designs, Brads by The Paper Studio, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold
Finished Card Size: 4.75" x 7"
So, do you have what it takes to create a Diamond Dazzling Dust project, or will you have to modify it like me? Either way, the DRS Designs DT would love for you to participate in this challenge. Just post a direct link to your creation in the comment section of the Challenge #24 post on the DRS Designs blog and if you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword DRSC24.
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