Faux Opals by Sue Smyth

This sweet little card is a cinch to make with Couture Creations dies and embossing folders and in the centre of the lacy flower there is a favourite thing I like to do, faux opals, you will never guess how they are made. They are a bit of work, but are great if you have a budget and don't want to spend too much on the card. I like to make up lots at once and keep them in my stash for later.


Faux Opal 

Step 1
Cut a small circle with a die or punch from lightweight chipboard

Step 2
Ink all over with an ink that matches the Glitz N Glamour colour you choose, allow to dry.

Step 3
Coat with Glitz N Glamour, allow to dry

Step 4 
The Couture Creations Tool is perfect to add shards of shaved ice into the Glitz N Glamour. Allow to dry.

Step 4 
Coat with dimensional magic to create a nice dome. Allow to dry.

Handy Hint
If the dimensional magic cracks just re coat it, add as many layers as it needs to create a build up of layers and a dome like surface.

Couture Creations Products Used

Other Materials 
pink stamp pad 
white, pink and green cardstock 
 olive distress paint
light chipboard
 shaved ice glitter
dimensional magic
greetings stamp

A2 Cheerful - CO723282

Thanks for sharing this post with me, hope to see you next time 


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