Crystal Effects: Perfect for a Snow Flurry

(Updated August 31st)

Have you ever used Crystal Effects? (see it online)  It’s a liquid gloss that comes in a bottle.  You use the nozzle to apply however much you want to your project, and it’s great for adding shine to lots of elements:

  • balloons
  • candle flames
  • snowflakes
  • anything you want to be shiny 🙂

Here’s a card using the new Snow Flurry Big Shot Die (see it online) from the Holiday Catalog along with a great Window Sheet technique.

Actually, this technique gets so many rave reviews that I can’t believe I haven’t already shared it on my blog!  So here’s the card, and directions to follow:

Glassy Window Sheets Technique:

  1. Use a Big Shot die to cut the shape of choice from a Window Sheet
  2. Carefully apply Crystal Effects to the entire shape, being careful to keep a thin coat.
  3. Place a dot of ink from an Ink Refill bottle on a piece of scrap plastic.  Use a toothpick to pick up a tiny amount of ink.  Gently swirl the color into the Crystal Effects.
  4. Allow the Crystal Effects to dry — probably for an hour or more, depending on thickness of the layer.
  5. Mount the finished piece so that it is layered above the card background for best effect (think multiple Stampin’ Dimensionals).  It’s just not as cool-looking when it’s flat on the card stock.

 

Hope you have fun with this technique!  It’s also terrific with the Beautiful Butterflies Die!

Here are a fun variety of Crystal Effects project ideas on my blog!  One of my favs is the Enameled Glass Technique (check out my Video Tutorial & supply list).

Happy Stamping!

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3 thoughts on “Crystal Effects: Perfect for a Snow Flurry”

  1. Beautiful effect, Meg. Your snowflake looks see through. In the video link you put Crystal Effects right on the paper (over the butterfly). In this snowflake did you make a mask and put the CE inside then peal it off when it dried? It doesn’t look like there is paper behind it. I love how you did this but can’t figure out how. Am I missing something?

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  2. Charlene– Ack! Thanks so much! You’re not missing anything — in fact, you’re on top of things. I was in a rush to get my post up and didn’t realize that I had the wrong tutorial linked. Fortunately it’s fixed now, so less confusion for anyone else. I appreciate your help in keeping this straight!

    The new directions are included with the post.
    Happy Stamping! — Meg

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  3. Now that makes sense. Thanks Meg! I will be sure to try this with my stamp club. They will love it. You provide great inspiration!!!

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