Hello makers! Joy here with you today showing you how to color and stamp on glitter cardstock. Did you know you can do that? I decided to experiment with the Chameleon Sparkle Meteor Cardstock and thought I’d bring you along for the ride. I used the Poinsettia stamp set because it is a large, bold flower that lends itself well for easy marker blends and takes up an entire A2 card base. Okay, you caught me. It’s one of my favorite stamp sets too.

Like I said this was an experiment, and I look forward to trying this out many more times. I stamped the Poinsettia with Eclipse Black ink onto an A2 sized Chameleon Sparkle Meteor cardstock three times. By using a Misti, I was able to layer the ink on three times with no problems. The reason for the multiple steps, is glitter card stock is a slick, multi dimension paper so some of the ink sits on top and some sinks in. You are left with a “no line” alcohol marker technique.

I want to warn you that normal glitter cardstocks are not compatible with your markers and will clog and rip up your nibs. However the Chameleon cardstocks will not.

I recommend that when coloring with multiple tones of markers to color one petal or leaf at time, and one marker at a time because the layers need a second to dry before adding the next color or you will loose the details. Once the coloring was complete, I placed the panel back in my Misti and stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink because it is a fine detail pigment ink that will sit on top of the glitter cardstock, and then I applied clear embossing powder to it to make it pop! Next I splattered the panel with gold acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I splattered it with 91% rubbing alcohol for additional texture.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment strip that was embossed in white to contrast with the bold colors. The stamen needed a little more dimension, so gold Stickles were added to that area. Finally I added Aura Crown Jewels before calling it complete!

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Bye for now!!!