Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects Varied Vases

Crystal Effects Vases

Crystal Effects has made a return in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
So fun, and the possibilities are endless.
 
For this cheery card, I used Crystal Effects to create the look of water in the stamped flower vases.
 
Here's how:
1. Stamp vases from Varied Vases on Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink. 
2. Punch the vases out using the coordinating Vases Builder Punch.
3. Color each vase using Light and Dark Pool Party Blends. 
4. Stamp the scalloped image on Shimmery White card base using Night of Navy ink.  I used the Stamparatus.
5.  Stamp the flowers on Shimmery White card base.  I used my Stamparatus to align the flowers, putting the stems in the vases.  I attached each vase, one by one on my card base using a small amount SNAIL Adhesive to temporarily hold each vase in place.  I aligned each flower image and used the Stamparatus.  This  ensured I would get a good stamped image.  I used Garden Green ink.  Remove the vases. 
6. Color the flowers using a variety of Stampin' Blends.
7. Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to the vases.  Set them aside to dry completely.
8.  Stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink below the scalloped border.  I used the Stamparatus.  Attach card front to Night of Navy card base.
9. Attach vases.  I tucked the second vase behind the first vase, and then tucked the third vase behind the second vase.  The first vase is popped up using a Mini Dimensional.
10.  Attach enamel dots to complete.
 
 
 
Shimmery Crystal Effects
Varied vases
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Ink: Night of Navy, Garden Green, various Stampin' Blends
Paper: Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Accessories: Shimmery Crystal Effects, Vases Builder Punch, Stamparatus, enamel dots from my stash, Mini Dimensional
 
Happy Stampin'!

Crystal Effects Stained Glass

Crystal Effects Stained Glass

Crystal Effects has made a return in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
So fun, and the possibilities are endless.
 
For this card, I used the new Shimmery Crystal Effects paired with the die cut found in the Stain Glass Dies for a sparkly, yet elegant sympathy card.
 
The background paper Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
 
Crystal Effects Stained Glass cropped
Here's How:
1. Cut the half round stained glass out of Champagne Foil paper using the Big Shot and Stain Glass Die.  This is a delicate die, so if possible, cut it out using an adhesive backing on the foil paper.  That way, all you have to do is peel off the backing on the adhesive and apply to the card front without glue.  I used the retired Adhesive Sheets from Stampin' Up!
2.  Attach die-cut to Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper panel.  Carefully add Shimmery Crystal Effects in between the panes of the stained glass.  Sprinkle some Shimmer White Embossing Powder over the wet Crystal Effects for added sparkle.  Set aside to dry completely.
3. Stamp greeting from Painted Glass on Smoky Slate card base using Basic Gray ink.  I used the Stamparatus.
4. Attach the stain glass pane to the card basel.  Attach a piece of ribbon above the stain glass.  I used some silver sparkle ribbon from my stash. 
5. Apply Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to complete.
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Painted Glass
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Smoky Slate, Champagne Foil, Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Stain Glass Die, Adhesive Sheet, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Shimmer White Embossing Powder, ribbon from my stash, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Stamparatus
 
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My September Fresh Ideas newsletter featured painting with Crystal Effects.
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Shimmery Crystal Effects
Stained Glass Dies
 
 
Happy Stampin'!

September Fresh Card Making Ideas-Painting with Crystal Effects

Crystal Effects has returned in the Holiday Catalog!

Crystal Effects is a water based glossy lacquer that works as a liquid embellishment. 
 
Stampin' Up! retired it a couple of years ago, but has brought back an updated version that has white and silver flecks for an added touch of sparkle!
 
I couldn't wait to play with Crystal Effects as it was one of my all-time favorite crafting tools.
 
For my September Fresh Card Making projects, I decided to "paint" using Crystal Effects.
 
The first project will feature the Faux Canvas Technique.
 
Crystal Effects Faux Canvas closeup
 
The second project will feature Crystal Effects mixed with Pigment Sprinkles for an abstract landscape.
 
Pigment Sprinkles and Crystal Effects Landscape
The possibilities are endless for creating your own little works of art!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature painting with Crystal Effects.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 24, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 24 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Shimmery Crystal Effects

Happy Stampin'!