Posted: April 17th, 2018 by

Sparkly Eyes

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration this evening. Sharon Traynor has a fabulous CAS card for you today.

Close your eyes to the past, open your mind to new beginnings…

What a wonderfully positive and uplifting sentiment that is.

This fab New Beginnings sentiment from Visible Image stamps was one of the ones that I couldn’t wait to use as soon as it came through my craft room door, and I knew it would be a perfect match for the closed eyes in their Face It! set too. Face It! is a set that I have had for a little while now, and I have been itching to ‘bling’ it like all those amazing glittery eye shadows that you see, but I had to wait until this sentiment arrived.

This is a fairly quick to make card because you are only spritzing with distress marker pens, stamping and adding glitter. The time consuming piece is waiting for the glitter to dry, but you can get on with other crafty projects while that happens 😉

Distress marker spritzing is one of my favourite techniques because it is a clean way to achieve the brusho look without having dyed hands for days. Maybe that’s just me – I love brushos but I do end up covered in them. Anyway, distress marker spritzing is a technique that I really don’t use enough.

How to make this:

Using distress markers and the distress marker spritzer, spritz a band of colour horizontally along the centre of a piece of card measuring 13.5cmx20cm (5.5″x8″), using first the tumbled glass marker and follow that with the salty ocean marker.

Using black ink, stamp the closed eyes onto the spritzed band. Stamp the first two lines of the sentiment above the eyes, then the last two lines of the sentiment below the eyes. Use a post-it note to mask off the lines that you do not want to stamp, and remove the post-it note before stamping.

Once the ink is dry, draw a line with glue to mark the area where the lower part of the eye lid meets the upper part of the eyelid. Sprinkle picked raspberry distress glitter over the glue and set aside to dry.

Once dry, add glue to the lower lid and sprinkle with tumbled glass distress glitter and set aside to dry again.

TIP: If you are sending something glittery to someone that doesn’t like the way that glitter sheds, you can always use glossy accents to keep the glitter in place.

Mount the panel on an A5 card blank (14.8cmx21.1cm or 5.75″x8.25″) with fun foam.

The finishing touch is to add 3 tiny gems at the side of each eye to represent glittery eye liner.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

White card, Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer, distress markers (tumbled glass, salty ocean), versafine onyx black ink, post-it note, stamping platform or stamping blocks, glue, distress glitter (picked raspberry, tumbled glass), fun foam, tiny clear gems.

That’s it from me for today.

Thank you for coming to visit and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


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