Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Bring on the Cake

So I decided to make a card for my own challenge :)  Well, I do love glitter.  And what better image to glitterise (new word I just created) than Jane's newest digital image.  How cute is this cake??!! I tried my Copics again with this card... I LOVE seeing what people can do with Copics, I just wish I could do it too.  I am going to practice like crazy now...
Supplies: Image - Squigglefly; Notecard and Sentiment - Hero Arts; PP - Crystal Wilkerson; Glitter - Doodlebug.
As someone who has had trouble with glitter in the past, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share my favourite way of getting glitter to stick so that you don't get sprinkled every time you lift the card up :)  
I use Glossy Accents by Ranger instead of regular glue.  It works BRILLIANTLY.  Much better than anything else I've tried - plus it makes it that tiny bit more 3D.  I apply liberally, then sprinkle the glitter on.  Before it is dried completely, I gently press it down a tiny bit and tap off the excess.  this makes sure it is rock solid.
Hope you can make a glittery card for my challenge - I am so inspired by you all... would love to see what YOU do with glitter.

20 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Love your glittery cake Lucy, when I get a spare moment I will definately have a go at your challenge.

Virginia L. said...

I'll say...bring on the GLITTER! Love Jane's cake image and how you make that image shine! Super FABULOUS!

Chrissy said...

Yummmy!
Chrissy

Deirdre said...

Pink frosting... yum!

Dotty Jo said...

I had my eye on this image as a possible for your glitter challenge! thanks for the info about using glossy accents, I'll give it a try... and I'll use a different design now that I have seen your wonderful creation! Love it, mmmmm - pink icing! So yummy! Jo x

Gabriela said...

FABULOUS card, Lucy! love the glittery accents and your wonderful tip on the Ranger's Glossy Accents. That's sheer genius!

paula said...

Yummy card Lucy. I love your colouring in xoxoxoxo

dustypenny said...

Gorgeous card, Lucy! Jane's image is wonderfully presented!

Haejin said...

I love Glossy Accents too! :) Your coloring is beautiful~ I don't think you'll need much practice before you get Copics down. :)

Jane said...

You so ROCK! Love it! Thanks for that tip...I do hate picking up my card and have glitter sprinkle off every time!!
xo

Amanda Profumo said...

Lucy, what a beautifully delicious card! I loved your glitter tip too-I'm a glue collector (but NOT a sniffer!) Ok, so anyway, I just started using copics as well. I love the smooth strokes and all the colors that blend. I certainly need LOTS of practice! What colors did you use on your cake? It looks fantastic! Great job!

Jill said...

Love Jane's image and I am loving your card, too! Thanks for the hint with the glossy accents, too! I just bought some new glitter just for your challenge so I will be trying it out with glossy accents. You're the best, Lucy!!

Simone said...

Yummy card Lucy! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the glitter! :)

Dawn said...

Wonderful and your colouring is very good,.. love the sparkle and thanks for the tip. I tend to stick to Stickles or Kindyglitz... but have some glitter that I might try now.

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... this is super sweet! love your coloring!! Seriously!! and that pink glittery icing looks soooooo yummy!! love this!!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Yummy Pink Cake...so VERY Pretty Lucy!!!

Cynthia said...

Really like your cake!! I don´t comment often enough....lovely work you do...

Tiffany said...

Very sweet and yummy Lucy!! Love your classic blue and cotton candy pink combo!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, Lucy! What a yummy sweet card, love the blue and pink combo!! You ROCK!!

BTW, thanks for the sewing video...that helps big time!! I hope I will have the courage to try it, I don't sew at all! :)

Heather Ruwe said...

stunning lucy! love it!