Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kim's Glitter Tutorial

Good Morning!

Today we have a very special treat for you! The amazingly talented Kim Piggott of Cards by Kim is visiting to share a tutorial with us for using glitter. If you've not seen Kim's gorgeous creations and use of glitter, you are definitely missing out and should take a hop over to her blog! I am in awe every time I visit Kim! Her cards and projects are always beautiful and adorned with fabulous accents and gorgeous glittery touches. Everything is always so lovely and the card she created for this tutorial is no exception! Wait until you see it!

A big thanks from all of us at Whimsy to Kim for taking the time to create and share this tutorial! Now here's Kim...

Hello,
Denise very kindly asked me to show how I add sparkle to my cards. Here is how I made my card with Denise's stunning Whimsy Carousel Horse Cool Ride.

First of all, I love to add Glimmer Mist to my papers. Here is my paper before I added Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

After the glimmer mist


You can see that delicious glimmer.


I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. Here is my image before I have added Glossy Accents to the fur (fake) trim. Then I have sprinkled extra fine glitter over this. The glue dries clear so you do not alter the colour of the glitter.


Straight away you can see depth to the image.


Then I love to use Stickle glue. I have added Star Dust Stickle glue to the base of my image. Also to the mane, tail, snowflakes on coat and snowflakes on the pole.


I have distressed the edges of my paper and card with Walnut Stain and have added Ice Stickles to the edges to bring your eye to the center of your card and image.


I have also covered my snowflakes with Glossy Accents and sprinkled glitter over these.


To make the pole stand out. I have gone over the edge with a Sakura clear Star Dust pen.

Here is my completed card. With all it's glitter!

Thank you so much Denise for inviting me, I have so loved using your stunning stamp.

love
Kim x

28 comments:

  1. This came out so pretty. Great job and love the colors :)

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  2. Wow. Stunning. Beautiful. Gorgeous.

    I LOVE sparkles!

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  3. Oh WOW this is sooooo beautiful and what a great tutorial!!!! Simply gorgeous!

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  4. Amazing tutorial! Love it! :o)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh wow!! Kim...this is just amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial!! I know I'll be trying it out!! BIG HUGS

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  6. oh wow, that is stunning and thank you so much Kim for all your tips on using glitter, will be trying those out soon! hugs debx

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  7. Gorgeous Denise, it turned out so fab, great tutorial Kim! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  8. gorgeous!!! Love the colours and love all the glitz xxx

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  9. what a great tutorial thank you
    Dorothy xx

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  10. Hopped over from Kim's blog where I'm a regular visitor for this fabulous tutorial.

    There are some beautiful project on here too.

    Lesley Xx

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  11. Beautiful work with your Stickles! I love how you transformed your image to something so fabulous with your coloring and the glitter. It is awesome! I need to try this! Thanks for the lesson. Hugs, Cami

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  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Tutorials category today [10 Mar 09:38pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  13. Kim - I visit your blog each day and am in awe at everything I see. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial, the card is gorgeous and I know some little girls who will adore it!!
    Hugs
    HW
    x

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  14. this is just gorgeous! I love the colors that you used and the glitter is amazing!

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  15. A great tutorial, and BEAUTIFUL card, Kim. I love it!

    Hugs

    Judi xxx

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  16. Fabulous tutorial Kim...thanks for sharing your glitter tips!
    Carole :)

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  17. Awesome tutorial Kim and your card is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tips; I may be using a few of these in the coming days. :o)
    You are such an inspiration to so many crafters with your stunning work.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  18. So pretty! Loving all the sparkle.

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  19. Oh, my goodness, this is just so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Kim and Denise!

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  20. Hi Kim! I never tire of reading your 2 tutorials, I read them from time to time. Have you ever considered doing a video? I would love to see how you actually apply the glitter. How do you apply your Glossy Accents before you sprinkle the fine glitter--do you use a brush? Love your techniques, thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  21. Brilliant,I would never have thought of using the glossy accents then the glitter,brilliant.TFS

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