Friday, February 10, 2012

Burnished Velvet Butterfly and Copics!

I'm excited to say that glitter does not have to be flashy. It can also be elegant! What??? Yes, I've just come across this great technique using micro fine glitter that dazzles! Check this card out:
The main accent, which is the butterfly is ALL GLITTER and it's not flashy at ALL! The picture does not do it justice, but take a closer look:
Can you see that? It's incredibly flat, oh and if you could feel it! Soft as velvet!
I learned about this product through my online friend Ceecee who is super talented and super sweet. She took a class in Canada (where she lives), and shared what she learned on her YouTube channel with me. I completely fell in love with the product, and had to give it a try. Let me tell you, I LOVE the finished look this micro fine glitter gives.

I did my research and found out about it, and it's different uses, as well as the different products you can use in conjunction to it. Totally love this because it's simple, but gives such a nice finished look to your projects. You see, the reason why the technique is called the burnished velvet technique, is because you need to burnish the glitter onto a sticky surface until the glitter stays put and feels like pure velvet. The glitter is so fine that it lays flat on your projects and reflects light beautifully. Here's another version of this card.
These cards were made using just one translucent color glitter and what gave the glitter the variation in color were Copic Markers, my favorite! I used design paper by Authentique- the Uncommon Collection, which I am hooked on using right now, and some peel off's by Elizabeth Craft Designs. It was super easy and I just couldn't stop there. I purchased a few other colored micro fine glitters, and have gone to town trying stuff. You previously saw my glittered owl card I shared, and that was just one of the things I made. I will be sharing the rest of the cards soon. Until then!
P.S.New items added to the store today check it out

46 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it! Normally I am not a huge fan of glitter but I could get on board with this!

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  2. Beautiful card! I'm going to check out Ceecee's blog to learn how to do this.

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  3. Wow, this is beautiful. I just love the look of the butterfly. TFS.

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  4. Beautiful card. TFS
    Evelyn
    yt: evl14512

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  6. Beautiful card!! I also love the raised sentiment! TFS

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  7. sooooo beautiful! i love the look that glitter gives!

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  8. ugghh I wish I had the supplies to make this right now, very nice !

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  9. Thanks for sharing these fun glittery cards. I dont use glitter much but I do love the sparkle of these.

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  10. This is beautiful...love, love glitter. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So cute! Thanks for sharing as always!
    Kayla

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  12. OMG, thank you so much for sharing this with us all... I can't wait to get some and try it out myself... BTW, love the card and butterfly stamp. It looks like a butterfly and a bow... Love it...

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  13. Hi Sharon. This is just beautiful. I love that butterfly. Awesome job on your card. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  14. Wooooow! This is beautiful Sharon!!!! I love the colors and it almost looks like stained glass with the details on the butterfly body!
    I love love love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    xoxo
    Jen

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  15. Beautiful! I loved the glitter look!

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  16. This is beautiful Sharon. I love the glittery butterfly. Love it. Lee x

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  17. Your card is beautiful! I love how it's a subtle shine and not the glaring glitzy shine that comes from most glitter. TFS!

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  18. It really does look like stained glass. It's just beautiful!

    Pam

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  19. What a great idea to use copics to colour the glitter, it gives a fantastic effect. The butterfly image is beautiful xx

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  20. Beautiful Sharon!!!! Love the details on the butterfly!!
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    Christina
    xo

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  21. This card came out great. I love the glitter.

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  22. What a gorgeous card!

    I found this post when Jewely Bug linked up for Lots of Link Love with me this week. I hope you’ll consider checking it out, and maybe even link up with my for the next Lots of Link Love on February 25th!

    http://jewelybug.blogspot.com/2012/02/lots-of-link-love.html

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  23. I must look into this. You're knocking out these cards in no-time!! hehe... Love that butterfly!! But seriously, I gotta check out that video and see how it's done. I hope it's easy, cuz I'm lazy! lol.

    x0, D

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  24. Not normally a glitter girl but this is so beautiful I'm going to have to try this technique out.
    TFS
    Rose
    (Ultimatecruegirl)

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  25. I too will have to learn how to do this because the results are beautiful!

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  26. Your Butterfly Card is Gorgeous! Love the Glitter. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  27. I just Looooooooooooove butterfly's So cute!!!! great job

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  28. Wow, it just glows with the Copic coloring! It really looks just like the tiny scaled texture of real butterfly wings. Not sure how you got the unglittered shiny veins on the wings - I need to look this up and give it a try!

    -Heather M
    http://cardsbyann.wordpress.com/

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  29. So envious about the Copics! <3 Butterflies!!! TFS

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  30. Beautiful, I really need to try Copics. You inspire me!

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  31. Beautiful card with not to much embellishments, just how I like it!

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  32. This card is gorgeous, matter of fact I had my LSS order some of the supplies to try and make one myself. Thanks for sharing:)

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  33. OMG! I love your cards and the way the glitter looks! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this! I'll have to give this a try the next time I pull out my glitter! Gotta love glitter!

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