Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SOS #138 - Oh, Shiny!

It's Tuesday, and time for a new Shopping Our Stash challenge. This week's theme is Oh, Shiny!, and no, we don't ask you to be distracted, though that happens to us a lot. :) No, we ask you to include a shiny element on your card.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

During my stampy play day this past weekend, I die-cut a bunch of these Hellos, and I colored one of them with Copics. The next day I was futzing with the white negative of the die-cut, but in the end I decided to just put the rainbow Hello directly on a black card base. I did add another white Hello layer to the back of the rainbow one for a little heft before I glued it down.

I then went over the word with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen (though any glitter pen would work here), and then went over that with Glossy Accents. Then I waited for glue to dry. :)

Here is it in all its shiny glory:

Please stop by the SOS blog to see what the other DT ladies have done for their shiny elements, then we'd love to have you play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ooh - pwetty and shiny! :)
    Love the idea of coloring a die cut in rainbow colors - have to try it sometime too! :)

  2. As I'm doing rainbow themed cards for the next few weeks, this card gets an A+++++ from me. Love the glossy finish!

  3. Rainbow colored AND shiny - what could be better?? I love the way it turned out. I don't have good luck with Glossy Accents, so I don't use it much. Maybe that's why I don't have good luck with it.

  4. now see, i always think glitter, but GLOSSY ACCENTS are really really FAB, as well (as you've proven pretty clearly!) and i should really use it more!!! ps: the bright colors on the black are amazing, too, what a totally dramatic C&S card! :)

  5. CAS people are so clever! I love this! Adding the Glossy Accents really took your design to the next level! Beautiful work, Leslie!

  6. A shiny rainbow hello? Yes please! Love your card, Leslie!

  7. Perfect. Perfect, and I love it. I'm also in love with the word 'heft'....underused in these parts!

  8. I love the effect of the glossy accents over the wink of stella. Beautifully shown on your card.

  9. Just like the name of the challenge OH SHINY, love the striped hello. fabulous job!!

  10. LOOKIT! LOOOOOOK AT IT! It is so shiny and rainbowy and little bits perfectly shimmery sparkly. I want to hug it and love it & call it George!

  11. I guess I'm not in touch with my inner Glam Queen as I'm just not rocking the shiny for SOS. I do like what you've done with it shiny, shimmery, dimension. Very nice!

  12. I totally suffer from the "ooohhhhh look shiny" syndrome!!
    Loving your rainbow hello! Fantastic!!

  13. Love this! I love the rainbow on black….and so shiny!!


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