Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kind Koala

Hope you had a wonderful 4th (if you're American)!  Dennis and I just got back from visiting with Lauren and Paul in Wichita.  It's been a long time since I've been in a city where fireworks are legal.  It was amazing!  All over town fireworks were going off, even the big colorful pretty ones.  I could actually smell the gun powder (or whatever it is) floating on the breeze.  The sky was hazy around the moon.  It was kind of cool and scary at the same time.  Are fireworks legal where you live?  

Before I left for Wichita, I got the cutest stamp from the new Stampin' Up catalog.  Kind Koala ranks high on my Cute and Sweet - O - Meter!

What do you think? And what do you think about the microfine warm highlight glitter?  Isn't it cool?  The marker is actually on TOP of the glitter!  So hard to photograph - wish you could see it in real life - the warm highlights are beautiful and the koala is almost silky!

This is fun to do:

You can find the Glitter Ritz (I have warm highlight) and the Be Creative Tape at Ellen Hutson.  I have the 4.5" roll.  I also think the 8.5 x 11" adhesive sheets would be a great idea.

Once you have covered your image with the tape and glitter - you really need to burnish it.  Your fingers will work just fine, rub until smooth and glitter is no longer coming off.  It will be soft and velvety.

Amazingly, this glitter is so fine that you can color right on top of it!  I think light strokes work best.  I used my Copics, but I understand that just about any marker will work.  I'm thinking you might not want a very pointy hard marker, however, as it might make gouges in the glitter.  (I used the warm grays on my koala - his cheeks are RV10.  The flower is RV10, RV21, and R22.  The entire image is outlined in BG10 and feathered out with C00.)

Don't you think you could make some really fun stamped cards with this technique?  Love this - of course, I can never resist cuteness and glitter!


  1. Gorgeous card and image Lori. Fireworks have been illegal here for many years (possibly a good thing as I remember what we used to get up to when I was young) but some people will get some and set them off...loz

  2. Wow Lori.......your card is just beautiful. Love the technique you have used, such a pretty effect. Adorable stamp too. Fire works are not legal here, but some people still manage to get hold of them. New Years eve is when you here them :)

  3. so cute Lori! I can always count on you for some glittery fun!
    have a great day!

  4. Wow! What a CUTE card, Lori! I love the microfine glitter! I'm going to have to check that out! That stamp is adorable, too! Yes, fireworks are legal here. We enjoyed fireworks on the 3rd. They always do them over the river here. It's always a great show! Glad you had a nice visit with your daughter!:-)

  5. Amazing technique this is Lori, haven't seen this before, love love the effect! Looks very soft somehow, too! Glad you loved the fireworks, they're supercool, aren't they? In my country they're usually only allowed on New Year's Eve, but every now and then when there's a special occasion, organizations can get special permits. Take care, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  6. Adorable!!!Thanks for sharing Lori :-) Have a great week!

  7. This looks super Lori and that stamp is just adorable.

    Toni xx

  8. WHAT... that is awesome.. I so have to give that a try.. I can only image how awesome it is in person.. thanks for sharing this fun technique..

  9. Gorgeous Lori, who can resist beautiful glitter & a cute image...It's ADORABLE... Hugs May x x

  10. That's the cutest little koala, ever! Thank you for the tutorial. I have made a note of the Copics that you used. Perfect!

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