Monday, September 9, 2013

Stampin' Up! Papillion Potpourri Dazzling Diamonds v's Iridescent Ice

Stampin' Up! have the best, fine glitter, known as Dazzling Diamonds to add to your crafting projects.  For those of us who love to add a little glitter to our powder embossing, Stampin' Up! have answer - Iridescent Ice.
Dazzling Diamonds used on the centre LHS butterfly : Iridescent Ice used on the centre RHS butterfly.
For a closer look - Dazzling Diamonds adhered with a 2-way Glue Pen
Island Indigo on Marina Mist highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds
Iridescent Ice embossed on Island Indigo gives this look...
Butterfly stamped in versa mark and then Island Indigo.  Iridescent Ice sprinkled over the top, excess tapped off and then the powder was heat set.

I made the following card in Island Indigo and Pool Party featuring the beautiful stamp set Papillion Potpourri WM132058/CM123759 and acrylic block stamping for the background of each butterfly. 
I used a two way glue pen around the Pool Party mat to give that extra bling.  The centre butterfly is embossed in Iridescent Ice, however I just don't think you can see it....
A little closer and from a different angle you can see the Iridescent Ice on the butterfly cut out using the coordinating Stampin' Up! Elegant Butterfly 127526 punch.
A very simple layout, but a favourite when it comes to butterflies; and room for the fitting greeting when the time comes.
Whisper White and Island Indigo with all butterflies embossed with Iridescent Ice.
 Perhaps you can see the embossing in this closer shot?? I like the way it gives a wet appearance to the ink...
Owwww now you can see the glitter, so pretty LOL
OK and now for a layered card, Pool Party card stock (which was spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch) with the lower section embossed with Square Lattice embossing folder, the top half embossed with Perfect Polka dots and joined with Stampin' Up! Stitched Grossgrain. I used a Pool Party base for the butterflies and acrylic block background stamp, with stamping in Island Indigo for the script (from French Foliage) and butterflies. The base card is Island Indigo as is the base for the greeting. 
A little closer look at the acrylic block stamping background and the Dazzling Diamonds in this picture - yes I loaded it on ... 
French Foliage Script behind the butterfly looks great.
Glitter, Glitter here I come.  I am so grateful we no longer have to mix our clear with Diamonds so that we can get our bling with embossing, but remember if you are after extra bling with your embossing powders you can add either Dazzling Diamonds or Iridescent Ice to any colour embossing powder.  Which is your favourite product?  Leave a comment and let me know.
Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!

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