Monday, September 19, 2011

First Time with Glitter!!!

I'm not usually into the messier side of crafting, but for some reason I had the urge to try using glitter the other day.  It actually wasn't as messy as I feared, and I love the results!  This is an A2 sized card, and my image is cut from the Cricut Sophie cartridge at 3 1/2".  To glitter my bird, I covered it with my Zig 2 Way glue and some Martha Stewart glitter.

For my sentiment strip, I put 1/8" Scor-Tape on the top and the bottom of the front and the back of a 3/4" x 4 1/2" strip of vellum.  After adhering the strip to my card, I sprinkled glitter on top of the Scor-Tape on the front of the strip.  My next step didn't work out so well.  I stamped my sentiment directly on the vellum, but apparently I did not use the right kind of ink, and it smeared.  I was bummed, but there was no way I was giving up now, after all of my work.  So I just cut a strip of turquoise paper that matched my bird, stamped my sentiment on there, and adhered it down the center of the vellum strip.  I actually think I like this look better!  The final touch was a button that I made with Smokey Shadow cardstock and my Papertrey Ink Button Die.  I covered it with Gossy Accents to give it a more realistic look.


Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow & Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
Echo Park "Splash" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vellum
Papertrey Ink "Big & Bold Wishes" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
Zig 2 Way Glue
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Papertrey Ink "Buttoned Up #1 Die"
Glossy Accents


  1. You are so cute. Your card still turned out beautiful.


  2. hope it won't be the last time you us glitter because your card is so nice

  3. Very nice card! Great save on the sentiment! Watch out...glitter is addictive! LOL!!!

  4. Great card. The added touch of glitter is just what it needed.

  5. That's really pretty...very classy looking!

  6. If that isn't the most clever thing.. love how you did the vellum. I clicked on it and it's looks beautiful.. you always amaze me Katie.. hope you have a FABULOUS day...

  7. I love that touch of glitter. I think it turned out perfect and I'm glad it wasn't as messy as you anticipated. Hugs- Glora

  8. U did a great job with glitter, very pretty!

  9. Great job on the card. The bird looks so pretty with the glitter.

  10. Yea! you finally came over to the messy side of the table!!! hehe I think your card is soooo PRETTY! I haven't been able to play with that cart yet...also I think stazon ink would have worked on vellum, but I love the way you covered it and none of would have known! :)

  11. That is just perfect! I love all the different ideas.

  12. Very pretty card. Great work.


  13. very pretty card :-)

  14. Very pretty card, you did an outstanding job! Another great example that in paper crafting there are no mistakes, there are endless opportunities to be creative right? TFS Have a great day.


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