Saturday, February 26, 2011

*Glitter and Sparkle*

It was great having the CalGals over last night... we did a lot of talking and a few of the girls were very productive!  Merlie, who usually does close to nothing finished three cards last night!

I, on the other hand, after creating 3 cards during the day yesterday, had a tough time getting anything done.  I made one whopping card.  :-(

Oh well... the evening was enjoyable as always!

This is one of the cards I made during the day on Friday...
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pear Pizazz, Basic Black
*Images: PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
*Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities
*Embellishments: Doodlebug doublesided sticker; Glitter Ritz; Scor-Tape; dollar store rhinestones
*Challenges:  Mojo179



I really love the look of glitter... just hate the mess that it makes!  My Mom was a big fan of glitter and she had dozens of colours of Glitter Ritz which I was lucky enough to bring home after she passed.  I need to use it more often because it sure is beautiful!!

For this card, I used a double sided sticker by Doodlebug for the flower and created the black and blue stripes using three thin strips of Scor-Tape.  The key to using glitter, to make it truly glow, is to burnish the glitter to the sticky surface.  I used a piece of the backing to a sheet of double sided adhesive over top of the glittered part and then rubbing it with my bone folder several times.  It sort of flattens out the glitter so that all the shine shows.

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!
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3 comments:

Tracy.H said...

I had fun too...even if I only did one card too! I so love this card you made and it's even prettier in person. :0)

Tracy said...

I think that 1 card is a good night :)
You will be wearing glitter for a while now.
Found you through the Canadian Crafty Blog hop

Merlie said...

Smart move...making cards during the day giving you more time to chitchat with us. Love the glitter too, but I usually end up wearing it. Love the green and blue combo!