Nail Polish Glitter

Yesterday I saw Taheerah playing along with Mama Elephant’s January photo inspiration challenge, and I felt inspired to join in.

The only downside:  after I was done  making the card and photographing it, I realized the challenge entry was closed!

Here is the inspiration photo:

I have combined pink with gold before, but not with silver and pearl, which in this photo looks amazing!

Here is the card I came up with:

ME Jan challengeYes, those silver glitter blobs are nail polish. I was going to do thin swirls, but I accidentally dropped those large droplets and decided to just let them be instead of wiping them off.

Before applying the nail polish, I heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder, then added Distress ink (Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick) using a jumbo sponge dauber. I don’t know if it is the sponge dauber or the paper (Bristol 100 lb) that allowed me to apply ink from the center without getting ink smudges. Normally I apply ink starting off the page, and slowly go in with a circular motion.

I am not sure I like the card very much, but it was fun playing along a challenge after a long period of dormancy!

9 responses

  1. Well I think it’s beautiful Tasnim!! The glitter nail polish works so well and really draws you in like a whirlpool into the centre where your sentiment lies! And your ink blending is perfect!! I’m so sorry you missed the deadilne. 😦 But there’s still time to play with my challenge if you’re up for it! *wink*

  2. Yikes, Tasnim, this is gorgeous, love the way your eyes follow the silver swirls (great idea using nail varnish). The soft inking is perfect. Sorry you missed the ME challenge, but you at least have this beauty to be treasured by someone 🙂

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