Friday, August 14, 2009

Glitter everywhere!

Hi ya!
Did you miss me? Well I missed you all! I can hardly wait for the chat tonight at PTI. Have you seen all the yummy peeks this week? OMG, my Visa and I are ready!

Today there is a whole bunch of fun over at the 365 card challenge. Make a card that looks like a gift all wrapped up. How fun is that?
At first I was thinking floral picks and adding it to my card, but then I realized, that was no longer a card, honestly if it doesn't fit in an envelope is it still a card?

So instead I decided to play with glitter. Always fun, I know you agree! LOL

I was playing with my MS glitter when suddenly I had an idea to make plaid with it. It was lots of fun, and I love how it turned out. I took quite a few photos so I can give you an idea of what I did so you can try it too. Get ready ladies...

First, get out a piece of paper.
Then apply double sided tape in put strips of it across evenly both horizontally and vertically. The next step is to peel off the backing if you use roll tape. Once all the backings are off pick your glitter you want to work with and pour a little onto your paper. Remember a little goes a long way with glitter. Then I swish my paper gently back and forth to get an even spread of glitter. Tap the excess off and you should end up with an image like this one.

Next if you are brave repeat the first step, by adding another colour. In this case I added green horizontally.
I know what you are thinking, this is surely going to make a mess! But that is not the case, I just tap the excess off onto my brown paper bag below fold it in half and pour all the excess right back in the bottle, easy peasy! And not too messy at all.
In this next image I wanted to show you what it looks like before I removed the tape backings.

Again once you peel off those backings(if you use that type of tape), then you are good to go and add another colour. Here as you can see I added a rich brown colour.

The final card! I hope you enjoy the tutorial, challenge and final product.
I hope you find a little glitter in your day too! ~wink~


It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper: SU! choc chip, PTI white, raspberry fizz ,Scrap of green dotted paper
Stamps: Pink Cat - sentiment
Ink- PTI dark choco
Embellishments: MS glitter, Marvey scalloped square punch, SU! circle punch, MS snowflake punch, hole punch, scrap of gold braid, PTI dark choco gross grain, Kaiser flower gem, MS pearl, double sided tape, pop dots


  1. Fabulous card!!! wow!! you did a lot of work for that beautiful baby, and thanks for the tut on how you did it.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your idea and how-to.

  3. A beautiful card and a tutorial too...what more can a gal ask for, thank you. Love your card.

  4. So sparkly and pretty. I may have to scraplift this one - it's lovely for Christmas cards. :D

  5. Super cute, gotta try this one!

  6. Such a clever idea. I love it. Gonna try this one for sure.

  7. good grief girlie...lovin' your glitter-licious card!


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