I want to thank Create a Smile for the freebies they have on their challenge blog. This cute bird digi was a freebie I chose so I could play along with the sketch challenge that's on right now.
I had so much fun playing with glitter paste and stencils yesterday! I had bought several colors of glitter paste months ago when it was on sale for 25 cents each at the Craft Outlet store near me. If you live in the Grand Rapids, MI area, the Craft Outlet on Buchanon St. is well worth the trip!
I wanted a fun background for my bird digi, so I looked through my stencils and found this one called "Bulletproof" and pulled out the green glitter paste to make it festive. I had a blast applying the glitter paste over the stencil and then eagerly waiting to see what would happen when I lifted up the stencil! I think it turned out really cool!
It actually dried fairly quickly, but I left it under some heavy plates from my eBosser machine to flatten out overnight. Meanwhile, I cut out the other elements I needed for the sketch and used an offset for the digi and then did a print and cut of it using my Silhouette Cameo. I colored it with Copics and mounted it to the other design papers needed to match the sketch. I die cut the sentiment tag using a Gina Marie Designs die and stamped "Joy" on it using a stamp from Stampin' Up's Merriest Moments stamp set. I used my MISTI with the stamp so I could go over it twice and make it a little darker.