This is a demo in one of the shows today - I'm on C&C at 1pm and 6pm. I really like how the background has turned out on this one. It was my first attempt at using the Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in a slightly different way. I've found a better way to do that now - I'll share that info with you.
Creative Expressions Butterfly Kiss Stamp Set using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Now here's the bit with the Pearlescent PVA (I've used Cosmic Pearl) - you need to swap the top of the PVA for a Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue Top - the long nozzle one. I suggest you clean any dries clear glue from the nozzle. Then zig zag a line of PVA across the card diagonally and then rotate the card and zig zag again. I put it aside to dry overnight. Word of warning - if you don't swap the nozzle you'll probably squeeze too hard to get a good flow and the top will fly off leaving glue everywhere (done that!) or you'll find it hard to get a good even flow (done that too!).
Once dry, I ran the background through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Alora Embossing Folder - I used the deboss side. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. Some of the PVA flattenened and some didin't - it seemed to depend on the thickness. I inked all around the edges with Chipped Sapphire using Cut n Dry Foam.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder from the Metallics and Darks Set. I cut it out using the Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge Die Set and inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire.
I cut the largest of the Fancy Postage Edge dies out of Cobalt Card. At the emboss stage I added the Alora Embossing Folder. I threaded some Blue White American Seam Binding through the holes in the die cut.
I stamped the larger butterfly from the Creative Expressions Natures Wonders Stamp Set twice using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut them out with scissors and then coloured them with Chipped Sapphire using Cut n Dry Foam (being careful around the antenae).
White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon and some White Crochet Ribbon around the background. I tied a bow with the Crochet Ribbon and added a Large Dazzler to the centre of it.
Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.
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