Monday, June 18, 2012

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Microbeads

 Microbeads are back!  Let's see what you can make with microbeads and join us at the Sweet Stamps Challenge.

  I had fun with this challenge- can you tell?  I stamped and colored the image with Copics, then put it through the Xyron and added Microbeads over the top. I also added microbeads using the same method on the blue strip.

I used Russet Red Creative Inspirations Paint to add color to the Cheery Lynn Italian doily die and to the Candi brads. The cardstock is Coordinations Berry Reds and Sandy Tans.

Here are the products I used:
Stamp image- Bird on a flowering branch
Copics- Tea Reds, Victorian Green, Warm Shadow and outlined with B000-seaside
Creative Inspirations Paint- Russet Red
Cheery Lynn Dies- Italian Doily Die and Corner Die
Coordinations Cardstock- Berry Reds (Raspberry) and Sandy Tans (Quicksand). (The blue is SU Pool Party).
Embossing Folder - Damask- sanded to see the white Core : )
Candi brads and foam dots- I painted them with CI paint Russet Red
Clear Glass Microbeads - run cardstock through the Zyron- use a bone folder to get really good coverage before removing the backing, then cover with microbeads.

   I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Cheerful Stamp Pad- In the Garden
Cheery Lynn Challenge-Red/White/Blue
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping- Nature
PanPastel- Summertime

Thanks for stopping by!


Karli said...

Beautiful card! I would luv to run my fingers along those microbeads! I luv the texture of them :) hugs~

Bernardine Cuttino said...

This is a beautiful card. In fact, I love your blog, it has so much inspiriation. I am now following you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

kiwimeskreations said...

this is beautiful Shelly - love that image and the micro beads really seem to give it a delightful sheen.

Margaret said...

I love this image and all those Micro beads. Saw this on MIM
Margaret M I am #78

Dr Sonia S V said...

The xyron idea is awesome -- shall try it with some glitter!


jonim52 said...

This is lovely, love the way you added your beads all over. Gorgeous card.

Anne Temple said...

Simply gorgeous! I love using microbeads. I bet this is even more stunning in person!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Shelly, this is gorgeous!!! It looks like a lot of work but the end result is stunning!!! I'll have to dig out my microbeads and give it a try!!!!

Dawnll said...

This turned out so pretty
Great job sweetie

jimlynn said...

So pretty! LOVE all those little beads on here too! Gorgeous card.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Such a beautiful effect with the beads.
A very pretty card.

Michele said...

it is really beautiful Shelly! thanks for joining the "in the garden" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

shulsart said...

Lovely card, Shelly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Debbie Sherman said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with Cheery Lynn!

Faye said...

Hello. I saw this Fantastic card on Make-it-Monday..Faye

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card, I love the images and the added beads. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Lorraine said...

Wow, love your card! The beads look cool over the whole image. Do they fall off? I dropped a bottle of those once and ack...they were hard to clean up.

Unknown said...

Wow I must agree with others this looks like a lot of work but so worthwhile!!!!! Wow gorgeous card!!!!!

Terry said...

Shelly, I would not have thought the Xyron adhesive would hold the microbeads, so thank you for the tip! What a pretty card and the coloring is perfection! Have a great evening!

Shirl said...

This is fabulous Shelly can also see the fun you had making. I am so glad micro beads are making a come back I love them and use a lot.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .

Ink Art Designs said...

Such a gorgeous nature inspired card. Love the glitz of the beads, they really do add sooo much sparkle to the piece.
Thankyou for joining our nature theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
Dot x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really pretty, I love the colours and the image is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Darlene said...

WOW! Awesome job Shelly! And I love that fancy corner (I just used mine on something too ... isn't it a fun die). FABULOUS creation ...

Debi said...

I'd forgotten about microbeads- but they're so cool! I love your card and the micro beads make it look cool too, Debi x

Gina Lindsay said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, I love it. I know I have some of those somewhere!

Margaret said...

So beautiful. I have tons of beads and never use them. What inspiration. Love the image you used and your layout.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful!! Love the CI added shimmer!! Amazing design!

Laura said...

WOW!!! Shelly this gorgeous. I love the colors and that die is beautiful. TFS

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wow love your card, beautiful coloring on the Bird in Flowering Branch and love how you used micro beads all over the image.

Gillian .... said...

Pretty design & image, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulous card, love the technique using the micro beads. I'll have to get me some of those!

Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Jodi said...

very pretty!!! Thank you for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card. Love the embossed background, glitter and beautiful image on the card. Your coloring on the image is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

xxxtglxxx said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous! Love your use of dies and those micro-beads are just amazing! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Kianel said...

Your card is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over at Cheery Lynn designs!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

Kathy said...

Wow, love the microbeads over the image, beautiful look. I will have to try it. Love the image, too and your coloring.

Lisa Minckler said...

Congratulations for being the featured card at Make It Monday. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!
Lisa xx

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Shelly for MIM and just love the colours
x catherine

Wiola said...

This card is so beautiful. How much work and effort you have must put into making this card! :) I love it.

Fliss said...

Thanks for joining in with our nature challenge at FSC and sharing your lovely creation.
Fliss x