Saturday, August 8, 2015

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries

I immediately thought of this bowl of fruit design when I saw that the latest Curtain Call cue word is orchard.  Growing up we didn't have enough fruit trees to qualify as an orchard but we had a few peach, pear, plum (ick!), apple, and cherry trees.  Oh, and a crabapple that was absolutely stunning in the spring.

I've done a couple of these glitter cards recently and have a couple of tips to share.  I found the easiest way for me to get the sticker onto the Scor Tape was to place the sticker sticky side up on the nonstick Scor Tape backer sheet.  You then take the Scor Tape and place it on your piece of card, remove the backing (actually I guess at this point that's the fronting) and place the lot right on top of the sticker.  You can then easily pull it up with the sticker firmly in place and ready for glitter.
Applying the glitter is fun and only mildly messy.  Yes, you will have glitter on your face and hands and cat but all in all, easy peasy.  Be sure to burnish it with your finger quite firmly and tap off as much of the excess as you can.
When you color the image, you can't do a lot of blending because it's glitter and because excess alcohol ink can break down the adhesive holding the glitter.  Now THAT is a mess, trust me.  So keep it simple.  The ink will naturally blend and bleed (due to the adhesive??) so a lot of blending isn't really necessary anyway.  I started here with my darks, then mediums and then light colors and didn't go back over it if I could avoid it.

The Details:  Elizabeth Craft sticker, Sugar Coating ultrafine glitter, Gina K Designs Garden Fresh sentiment, Copics, Scor Tape, baker's twine

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Orchard, Addicted to Stamps and More! #156 Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Tie It Up, and CAS(E) This Sketch! #135



  1. all of the glitz.
    You don't like plums?!

  2. Look at those deliciously sweet apples! Great design! Thanks so much for the "how to" pictures! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Curtain Call!

  3. LOVE the glitter fruit bowl. The tie is a nice addition brings the colours on the card together. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says stamp Tie it Up Wednesday Challenge!

  4. That is really sweet! Love the glittery cherries!
    Nice to see you over at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  5. Oh, I love this! That sparkly bowl of cherries is fabulous! Great take on the sketch!


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