It's Cristina here, and today I'm sharing one of my favorite posts from 2013. There were many, and it was difficult to choose, but I wanted to try this technique for a while, and I thought a Christmas card would work great. I'm talking about this post from Ardyth, you can see the original post here, but this is what Ardyth said:
Today's my first solo post at A Blog Named Hero - and I have a really pretty card I made using a technique that I have used from time to time. I call it Faux Cloisonne and every time I use it, I get a "Wow, how did you do that?" comment.
See here for the Wikipedia definition and some beautiful examples, but basically cloisonne is a form of enamelling that uses 'compartments' usually outlined in metal and filled in with enamel or gemstones. I figured it sounded a lot like heat embossing and gave it a whirl!
I embossed this butterfly in gold and then coloured it in with copic markers. I dabbed Stardust Stickles on top and then smeared it around so that it was a very thin layer of sparkle. I then fussy cut it and adhered it to the card front (the body is glued directly to the panel, the wings have dimensional tape under them). I used this simple sentiment to complete the card. It's hard to capture it on a photo, but in real life it's oh, so sparkly and pretty!
Isn't that card absolutely gorgeous? I love the bright colors and the sparkle, so here is my take:
I hope you give this technique a try, specially if you like glitter, and don't forget to visit the rest of the month to see what the rest of the DT has ready for you!