New Technique – Caught in Crystal

UPDATE: I received word today that my Caught in Crystal Tree was Showcased for the Technique Tuesday Challenge. I thank everyone who was involved. I had a great time learning this technique.

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I am always one to try a new challenge and the gals over at Technique Time Tuesday showed a technique on adding a crystal effect to your card. Vs me trying to explain the tehnique, I would suggest checking out their tutorial at While I was on their site, I loved the card posted by Cazro’s Crafty Corner and she used the same technique using floor wax vs crystal accents. This is the technique I tried as I did not have any crystal accents on hand. Cazro referred to a great Youtube tutorial by Sheena at I made 5 cards. Here are my results: IMG_0018



I used a stamp from JustRite – Floral Thank You stamped on acetate with Staz-on Black Ink. They were framed using MFT – Oval Stax 1 and 2. These cards are very pretty with the glitter, but they are very hard to photography and show the shimmer because of the glossy surface of the acetate. The close-ups below, I tried to capture the glitz.

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IMG_0025   The “rain man” image is from Tim Holtz – Life’s Possible Visual Artistry Collection.



These cards used Penny Black – Snow Dust. The card on the left has glitter added, while the one on the right does not. Again I tried to show the full glitz effect in the close-ups below:

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  1. Mynn xx says:

    OH my gosh, these are all AMAZING! LOVE that you really got into it and played around with color and images! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :) HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  2. Fantastic technique, gorgeous cards. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Karen P says:

    Wow – thank you! What a fabulous selection of backgrounds – love them all! Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge this month at Technique Time Tuesday Challenge Karen x

  4. Shana Gaff says:

    Wow, all of your cards look fabulous! I love the simplicity of all of them. It really focuses on that awesome technique! Your color selection is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing with us at TTT. :)

  5. louise says:

    I love all of these cards, but the trees are my favourite. Love the vibrant colours, fabulous use of the technique, you are obviously an expert on this now . Love the greens. Thanks for joining us at TTT

    Louise xx

  6. ~amy~ says:

    super pretty technique!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Oh WOW, you really went to town with this technique! They all turned out so well. I don’t think I’ve seen this done before. Thanks so much for sharing, and for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  8. Katy D says:

    I love how you used this technique! Those first two are so pretty-And I am loving that pink!! I recognize that umbrella man! ;) The trees-all of these cards are so pretty!! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)