In the past few weeks, I have seen two tutorials by two different people but creating a very similar sparkly card. They were by Marion Emberson and Amy Wilson. I didn't have the same products that either of these used, so improvised making my own version.
I placed two dollops of white Gesso on my glass mat. On one dollop, I added "Midnight Blue" Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder. On the other, I added "Purple Violet" Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder. I mixed each pile till the Pixie Powder merged with the Gesso to turn it the appropriate colour.
Using a paint brush, loosely held, I stroked the brush up and down in the blue mix across the white card from left to right. I then did the same with the now lilac coloured mix. I decided it needed something else, so also added some strokes of Gesso to blend the brush strokes. I used my heat gun on a gentle heat to dry the surface.
This is the ideal time for you stamp a sentiment and mount your card, as it will take ages for the glue to dry later.. lesson learnt from experience! I used the word "Celebrate" from the Penny Black Inc "Sweet Wishes 30-104" clear stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I like the idea that this card could be used for birthday, Christmas or New Year purposes.
I applied Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, very informally across the card, in the same up and down motions as the gesso mix, but keeping it closer to the the central area. Finally, I added a selection of glitter, Iced Diamonds and sequins to the glue area and then set aside to dry.