Monday, August 1, 2011

Outlines Inspiration Photo Challenge!







On this card I used  a sentiment from the Outlines Script set.(see a link to them below) and some gorgeous Outlines Swarovski Peridot crystals. (link below)

Swarovski Crystals are a new toy to me and boy am I hooked! They are so easy to use. When I first saw these itty bitty crystals, I thought NO WAY...but let me tell you...they are easier to use than packaged pearls...oh my I am so excited!!!
I used this fun goody below to pick up those itty bitty crystals-Picksey Pick-Ups.
They look like this...
inside...
I stabbed one of those little beeswax pellets with a tooth pick

I heated the wax a wee bit with my heat gun and molded it to more of a point.
I poured a few Swarovski crystals on a piece of paper (easy to pour them back in to the bag if you crease it)
I dotted the areas where I wanted the crystals to stick with liquid glue and then easily picked up a crystal with the wax and placed it in place. It literally takes a second or two.

I think this took me 6 seconds to do! LOL  Very cool!

I was still not sure if they would stick so I let them set a few seconds and they were stuck for life!!

(Thanks Matt for taking pictures for Mama again! )

Here's a peek at our inspiration photo! Such pretty green!! This inspiration room was pretty formal, so I decided that I would follow that path.



Thanks for stopping by today!

Please check out what the rest of the team has made for you today!  
Kecia, Jenny, Jeanne, Lisa,  Sandy and Robin !







Card Details:
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Cardstock: Certainly Celery and GP White
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: Cuttlebug folder, Fluer de Lis Motifs Nestie and Square Nestie, Swarovski Crystals



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22 comments:

Carol L said...

WOW Sue! This isn't your typical kind of card, but it's just GORGEOUS with all that bling!! I love the colors and layering! NJ!!

Sue said...

Oh wow! This is so elegant. It really does remind me of the inspiration picture.

Sue said...

WOW, looks like it came from the Royals.....beautiful. Love the crystals!

Hugs
Sue

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous card!! And it is a PERFECT creation for the inspiration photo. Oh and those crystals look amazing.

Silvergirl said...

Oh so pretty!!! I just love your flourished frame!

Peta said...

What a magnificent card. Love your blog too. Peta

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I've always wondered about those things and if they worked....wow wee....thanks for the tutorial....going to try.

Chris said...

I love your card Sue, such gorgeous colours and design and the pick up pellets are such a great idea! I hope you haven't given up on me ever sending your RAK it will get to you and I'm so sorry for the delay. :)

Allison said...

Gorgeous! Love the mix of dies and crystals!

Sparkly Engineer said...

EEEEEW! Thanks for sharing that technique. It sure makes things easy doesn't it. By the way the card is simple yet elegant.

Spyder said...

Love the embossing and die cuts, the gems are gorgeous too!
(Lyn)

Larissa said...

Wow very elegant card, love your little tool for the gems, it also would be perfect for my hotfix gems and stones.

Hugs,
Larissa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Very elegant Sue!! Love your use of gems on the diecut!! Gorgeous take on the inspiration!!
hugs,
Chris

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, loving what you did with the gems, thanks for the tutorial. Super !!

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love this die set too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great card. I love the crystals and thanks for sharing the fun tip about the picker upper!

Yogi said...

nice card. Looks like a good little tip.

Jenny Gropp said...

So lovely!!!! Simple and elegant! Don;t you love the Pick Ups --- the only "grabber" that I have ever had WORK!!!!

Kecia said...

This is so beautiful! Love it. Classy and elegant.

Thanks for showing me how to use the Pick Ups!!! ;-)

Silli said...

What a pretty card Sue, love the frames and the rhinestones...PRETTY!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card and great take on the inspiration challenge, Sue!

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is an awesome tip Sue-- I struggle with those little crystals !

Cheers
Sonia
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