Time to Sparkle

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today to share a project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle as well as the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics used to cut the gold and blue foil papers for the decorative scalloped edge.

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it’s hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Rowhouse Greetings | Time to Sparkle by All Dressed Up

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Time to Sparkle (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Background Builders I (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Gold sequins; Ranger Stickles in Diamond (on the background sparkles)
Copics: E51, E11, BV000, BV00 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); BV01, Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 (dress); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (background); Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold, Sakura Gellu Roll pen in white (sparkles)

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