Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2011

Glitter Is For Hanukkah Too! Hanukkah Card

I’m a glittermaniac lately so I was quite thrilled when I found glittered cardstock that I could use for some Hanukkah cards I wanted to make for friends.

Hanukkah Glitter Card
Michaels had their glitter cardstock 10 (12x12) for $10 last week. It’s hard to capture just how gorgeous this blue is in a picture but trust me it is!

I generated the menorah from my PrintShop program , printed on a textured cardstock, and then went over the candles with an iridescent Stickles glitter glue.
Glitter Hanukkah Card
I also accented the dreidel. Mounted this on gold glitter cardstock and then on the blue.

I made the main panel for the card from a spongy blue paper with a strip of the blue metallic and added a row of gold glitter ribbon. Hey, if you’re going to go glitter, go all in!
Hanukkah Glitter
To finish, added a strip of blue rhinestones I had in my stash ( more from last year’s after season Michaels binge).
Hanukkah Glitter Card

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All That Glitters Thanksgiving Wreath

Can you believe it’s November?! Me either. I’m very excited because it’s exactly three weeks until our son comes home from college for Thanksgiving. Not that I’m counting the 21 days until then or anything.

I don’t even try to fight my paper addiction. I know who will lose. I found this superfantasticawesomewonderful glitter cardstock at JoAnn’s. I don’t even know the brand, but it came in metallic gold, silver, and bronze. MUST HAVE (and yes, I got all of the colors)! Then of course the question was what to do with it.
Glitter Turkey Wreath
I decided on a wreath but I also decided I wanted one to hang from a mirror above our fireplace. I wanted one that was not too bulky or heavy. I was wandering around Michaels (they’re going to start charging me rent) and found these in the floral aisle:
Perfect! Headed home and cut out a bajillion oak leaves on my Cricut Expression ( Doodlecharms cart)  from my glittered cardstock in gold and bronze ( actually about 36 ) and sat down with my hot glue gun.  My leaves are 4” and 3 1/2 “. I alternated the colors of the larger leaves around the wreath form and then took one of each color of the smaller leaves, glued them together and then stuck them on using foam dots because I wanted some depth. Finished off with these glittered turkey embellishments by Recollections that matched the brown cardstock perfectly!
Glitter Turkey Closeup
Haven’t hung it on my mirror yet because Halloween’s still up!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Altered Halloween Canvases: Paper and Glitter and Foil Oh My!

Altered Halloween Canvas (12)
I’m having lunch with a couple of girlfriends later this week and always like to take a little something to these. I poked around in my stash and remembered a couple of canvases I bought at Michaels in their then $1 Section. Gathered those and a few other things:
Altered Halloween Canvas
Altered Halloween Canvas (2)
Michaels canvases, Recollections parchment textured paper cut to size, Recollections Die Cut pack:
Recollections Die Cut
Mod Podged the paper onto the canvases and then grabbed some coordinating scraps from my stash and MP’d those on top. While that was drying, I covered a couple of the die cuts with glue ( any clear drying glue works) and covered ( mostly ) with orange glitter. I didn’t want full coverage…wanted some bare spots.
Altered Halloween Canvas (5)
Once my canvases were dry, I applied these adhesive designs ( and threw away the packaging before taking a pic! but I found them at Ben Franklin.)  Just cut the pieces I wanted and applied and then went over them with variegated craft foil.
Altered Halloween Canvas (6)
Altered Halloween Canvas (11)
Once ,my glittered friends were dry, I glued them down to the canvas then went about embellishing with rolled flowers, metal numbers, self adhesive rhinestones and some pom pom ribbon.
Altered Halloween Canvas (8)
Altered Halloween Canvas (10)
Now I need to find some bags to upcycle to put these in !
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