Monday, September 2, 2013

Glitter on your cards

Sep 5 2011

G is for Glitter

Posted by: Kristen Swain · Edit

Hello Circlets! Kristen here with a super Glittery post!! I have a couple fun projects for you today.
First I have a pretty pretty canvas to add to a wall or to your creative workspace.  With some pretty papers that you print on your Imagine machine using Vintage Papers, and some beautiful art that you can also print out from the Imagine using Lori’s Garden, I created this sweet feminine piece to just enjoy.
I used an 8×8 piece of canvas, which I layered a large piece of the script paper across. Then I added two strips of yellow paper.
I hot glued some pretty lace across the bottom, and I added all my cut pieces from the Lori’s Garden cart. I added several layers of the image using Foam tape, and then I glittered everything up. I used Diamond Glaze to hold my glitter to the diecuts.  Once dry, I bent the wings on the butterflies and I added more lace to the bottom of the birdcage and added pearls to my piece, both at the top of the cage, and on the lace as well.

Here are a couple close ups so you can see the dimension and the glitter.  There is a second glitter to the Foam letters, which glitters nicely without distracting from the other glitter on the canvas.

You can see all the dimension to this pretty canvas!
Next, I have a couple cards that I created using two techniques for the glitter.
First, this Thinking of You card,  I have used my diamond glaze all over my block of paper, then I added glitter to the whole block and allowed it to dry. I layered the block on several layers of patterned paper, and sewed them together. Then I added my diecut pieces using foam tape to pop up some of the layers. I also added a couple of flowers with my Tulle and Crinkled Ribbon just to dress up the top of the birdcage.

You can see I used a dark brown ink and just touched the edges of the card for a little shabby fun. Even though this card is super glittery, the elements are not glittered and stand out from the background.

This second card, I used my diamond glaze and outlined my images.  Adding thick chunky glittery lines, it really accents these images and makes the bird, stand and flowers stand out. I again, layered my papers together, then popped up my main image with foam tape.  I used some glittery dots in the centers of my flowers to add another kind of glitter and I finished  the card with a stamped sentiment.

Thanks for looking at “G” today! I hope you enjoyed my Glitter post and got some creative ideas to use!

Cricut Imagine Machine
Lori’s Garden Art Cartridge
Cuts for Beauty Canvas:
  • Bird cage- print and cut at 7.5 inches,  print and cut again using Layers feature at 7.5 inches
  • Two butterflies – print and cut at 1.2 inches, cut one butterfly at 2 inches
  • Bird- print and cut at 2 inches
  • Banner- print and cut at 7.8 inches
  • mushrooms- print and cut at 4 inches
Cuts for Thinking of You Card:
  • Birdcage- print and cut at 5.5 inches
  • Bird- print and cut at 2 inches
  • flowers- print and cut at 1.3 and 0.8 inches ( cut twice)
Cuts for Hello Card:
  • Bird stand- print and cut at 5 inches
  • flowers- print and cut at 1.5 and 1.3 inches
Vintage Papers Cartridge
Print papers- script, blue/white flower, yellow/white flower, advertisement, orange/pink/yellow flowers, orange dot
Canvas: 8×8 inches
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Crinkled Ribbon:
Foam tape: Glue Arts
Diamond Glaze
Glitter Dots: Pebbles Inc.
Stamps: TCP stamps
Ink: Inkadinkado
Other: Sewing Machine & Thread, Deco Scissors (pinking & mini scallop), Buttons, Tulle, Clear Glitter

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