Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Glittered Glass

I have a fun (but messy to make!) card for you today. 
Glitter. Oh glitter. I have a love/hate relationship with it. It's sooooo pretty and sparkly. I loooove sparkly stuff. Unfortunately it gets everywhere. I end up sneezing glitter and ultimately end up with my head tilted back and my dear husband trying to pick a piece of it out of my eyes. I'm tellin' ya... glitter.  

HOWEVER- I saw the gorgeous Glass Effect Shapeabilities die in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop and knew that I wanted to try a fun technique with it. 

After covering a cardstock panel with a sheet of double-sided Scor-Tape, I ran the die through my machine using the embossing platform and mat. I used tweezers to carefully pull up some of the Scor-Tape here and there and coated it with purple glitter. Then I went back and took off more tape and repeated the process with the turquoise glitter, then the green. The final coat of white glitter filled in all the edges and the remaining holes. If you're careful to do one colour at a time the glitters don't mix. I gave it a quick blast of hair spray to prevent glitter related injuries to whoever receives it. :)

For the bold sentiment I die cut the 'congrats' four times and glued them together with Multi Medium Matte. After I adhered it to a piece of vellum I used Kook Tak Clear Foam to adhere it to the glittered panel. 

You know what was handy to clean up all that glitter? A Swiffer Dry Cloth meant for sweeping! It really catches all the glitter easily. 

Have a great day everyone and don't be afraid to get messy with glitter. :) Stop by the shop for new and fun goodies arriving daily! 


  1. I love all the sparkle in this card! Very nice!

  2. Gorgeous! I'll have to try this one day when I'm feeling brave! ;) Awesome colors!