Saturday, May 26, 2018

Totally Techniques - Glitter Splatter

So pleased to be joining you this month on the Totally Techniques design Team Hop. . . We are doing Glitter Splatter which is a fabulous technique if you adore glitter as much as I do. I have to admit that when I first started as a demo I loved Dazzling Diamonds so much that I added it to every card. . . no mean feat I assure you.

You may have just popped by from my friend Zoe's blog, her projects are always so inspiring that I itch to craft after seeing them.

These are my projects this month:

The technique is an easy one and lends itself to any project.  Our Design Team member, Kelly Acheson's YouTube is brilliant at explaining it clearly!

I have done three projects with different coloured glitter - silver, Dazzling Diamonds and gold.

Let's just check out the projects more closely.

The first project - we will call it the little Mermaid Card is made using the following products:

Pool Party card
Thick Whisper White card
Silver Foil Card
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad
Powder Pink Classic Ink Pad (retiring)
Smokey Slate Classic Ink Pad
Magical Day Stamp Set (retiring)
Playful Backgrounds
Tombow Glue
Silver Glitter
Aqua painter
Silver Metallic Thread
Wink of Stella Pen
Stitched Edge Framelits
Layering Square Framelits

I have my friend Tanja Kolar to thank for the idea and I have actually made the card for my sister Zarnie who had a baby girl on Tuesday.
I stamped the mermaid from Magical Day in Smokey Slate and coloured her using the Pool Party and Powder Pink ink pads and aqua painter. I also stamped the bubbles from PlayfulBackground in Pool Party and coloured some of them randomly with Powder Pink ink. I fussy cut the mermaid out.
I cut a square of Whisper White card with the Stitched Edge Framelits and stamped the corner with the bubbles from Playful Background and coloured some of them with Powder Pink. It's mounted on a square of Silver Foil Card cut using the Layering Square Framelits. The sentiment was stamped in Smokey Slate and cut free hand, adhered with tombow glue. You can see the Silver Metallic Thread tousing behind the mermaid to pop her from the rest of the image.
I splattered glue and added the Silver Glitter then patiently waited for it all to dry before dusting it off.

The Moonlight Card used the following materials and tools:

Smokey Slate Card
Basic Black Card
Night of Navy Card
Whisper White Card
Waterfront Stamp Set
Amazing Congratulations Stamp Set
Classic Label Punch
Burlap Ribbon
Aqua painter
Smokey Slate Classic Ink
Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Night of Navy Classic Ink
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Heating Tool
13/8" Circle Punch
Post it notes
Tombow Glue
Dazzling Diamonds
Base card is Smokey Slate, munted with a rectangle of Basic Black, then a rectangle of Night of Navy and finally Whisper White card. I stamped the sand using the image from Waterfront in Sahara Sand and sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, heated it so that the sand was embossed.
Stamped the three little shacks in Smokey Slate and heated with Clear Embossing Powder the same as the sand. Punched out a circle from a post it note and then masked in the moon. I painted the sky with Night of Navy Ink and an aqua painter and the beach with Sahara Sand Ink. I allowed it to dry, removed the moon mask and painted the moon in Lemon Lime Twist ink and an aqua painter.
Finally I splattered the sky with tombow glue as per the video and sprinkled on the Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is from Amazing Congratulations stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched out with the Label Punch (after I punched the sentiment I double punched to make the pennant shape using the same punch). I then mounted the sentiment on a piece of Night of Navy card.

Final project is the Rose Card. I used the following materials and tools:

Pink Pirouette Card
Whisper White Card
Petal Passion DSP
Gold Glimmer Paper
Petal Palette
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Stampin' Blends
  Dark Cherry Cobbler
  Light Cherry Cobbler
  Dark Pink Pirouette
  Light Pink Pirouette
  Dark Daffodil Delight
  Light Daffodil Delight
  Dark Old Olive
  Light Old Olive
  Light Smokey Slate
Iridescent Sequins
The base card is Pink Pirouette mounted with a rectangle of Whisper White card. I stamped the rose from the Petal Palette set on Memento Ink on a scrap of Whisper White card and coloured it using the blends then fussy cut it out. The other floral images from the Petal Palette set are stamped on the base card. I then adhered a strip of the Petal Passion DSP to the left hand side of the stamp base (it covered a few of the stamped images where they crossed over.
I mounted the rose stamped image with dimensionals. You will see that there is subtle shadowing around all the stamped and coloured images; I accomplished this by using the Smokey Slate Blend pen. To add a little bling to the project and to marry in the glitter splatter I then adhered a few sequins randomly to the card.
Final step was the glitter splatter. Once it had dried I added the sentiment which is from the same set. I stamped the words in Memento Ink and cut the shape free hand and mounted it on a piece of Gold Glimmer Card to make it pop.

Hope that you like the projects and feel inspired to try the technique which is nice and easy.

Don't leave us just yet Annette has a beautiful project for you to check out.

See you all next month. . .

Stay sparkly!
Shanni xx

Order of the Blog Hop for May
Kelly Acheson  United States
Nadine Weiner Germany
Barbara Meyer Austria
Zoe Tant United Kingdom
Shannean Moncrieff Australia - that's me!
Annette Elias The Netherlands
Lynsay Mahon  Canada


  1. Absolutely stunning projects! I love glitter, and these projects perfectly highlight the glitter splatter technique!!

  2. Great trio of ideas for this fun technique. Love the beach huts in particular. Hugs Zoe x

  3. Lovely projects Shannean! I love the fact you used the splattering as an embellishing factor. It really makes the cards extra special!


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