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.

Recipe:

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
Scor-Tape
Zig 2 Way Glue
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Papertrey Ink "Buttoned Up #1 Die"
Glossy Accents

15 comments:

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

    Hugs,
    Kate

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

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  3. Very nice card! Great save on the sentiment! Watch out...glitter is addictive! LOL!!!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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...

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  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

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

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

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  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! :)

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

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  12. Very pretty card. Great work.

    Tina

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  13. very pretty card :-)

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  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.
    Liz

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