Thursday, January 08, 2009

GLITTER IS EVERYWHERE!

I have discovered when using glitter no matter how much you try to contain it........IT GETS EVERYWHERE! I think I will be brushing glitter from things for weeks to come after doing this project.

This was the first time in a very long time that I decided to try the SCS Technique Challenge. Of course I had to choose the week when the messiest technique was the challenge. It was to use sticky strip and glitter to make a design element for your card. Well I have lots of sticky strip in various strip widths and shapes.....as well as letters. And though I don't use it very often because of the mess it creates I also have lots of glitter. So I thought WHY NOT???

I must say it was fun and I really do like the sparkle of the card. But no mater how I tried I ended up with glitter everywhere! Not only on my stamping surface, but on the floor, on my clothes and in my hair. Oh yes and on my card....

I chose to use two different width of sticky strip (I purchase mine from Oriental Trading and the package comes with three different width rolls at a price I can life with.). I used a turquoise glitter on the wide strip and a spring green on the skinny strip. Using my stamping grid paper from SU helped greatly in getting my strips straight and evenly spaced. I wanted to make sure my card was symmetrical so I started with the strips at the top and bottom and then placed the strip in the middle of the card. Then I worked from there filling in the top and bottom half of card with three more strips, two narrow and one wide.

So the glitter went on with out the colors getting mixed up I first removed all the tops of the wide strips and covered the exposed sticky with the turquoise glitter. I tapped and rubbed it in fairly hard so that all the areas would be covered and the glitter was well stuck down. I did this over a piece of copy paper so that when I was done and tapped the excess glitter off onto the paper I could easily get the glitter back into its container. Then I gently used first a swifter sheet to get off any other lose pieces of glitter and finally used a small soft paint brush on the card stock to get the final bits off. The next step was to remove the protective strip from the skinny strips and cover them with the green glitter. I used the same method as before and it worked well.

I now had a very glittery card front that still needed an image of some sort and a sentiment. I've needed lots of Get Well cards lately so choose to make another of them. I pulled out one of my favorite SU sets.....Nice & Easy Notes....got the Get Well pill bottle and stamped my image. I colored it with my copics and once again turned to my circle nestabilities. (I can't wait till I can get some other shapes). A little ribbon for embellishment and voila....................................................
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my card!

I only hope who ever gets it doesn't get showered with glitter when they open the card. Or if they do that they have a good sense of humor!

Oh, I just noticed when looking again at the card. When I created the circle to go under the stamped image I decided it looked too plain so I ran it through the cuttlebug using my swiss dots folder. I think it provided just the little additional texture that took the card to the next step.

So there's my messy project. I am afraid that my next few projects may have bits of glitter on them where they are meant to or not................................

1 comment:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh but it turned out soooo cute!!! I see no problem with glitter everywhere!!! LOL