Good morning paper crafters! I hope everyone had a terrific weekend. For those of you who know me, you’ll attest that I am 100% a tomboy. I don’t own a dress or high heels, I hardly ever wear make-up, and I practically live in sweats (one of the bennies of working from home). That said, you may find this post about glitter to be somewhat of a shocker coming from me!
“Hi, my name is Becky Fleck and I’m a closet glitter addict.”
There, I said it. Whoa, my boss is going to have a field day with that one! So moving right along …. LOL
One thing about glitter, no matter how many colours you might own, is that you may not always have the right colour of glitter for your project. And if you’re OCD like me, the glitter just *has* to match. It has to! (Hi, my name is Becky Fleck and I’m an OCD crafter.”)
So what does one do when the glitter needs to match? Well, I create a custom colour (or four)!
Here are a few cards I made using Bella Carta’s new Alphabet Junction and Merry & Bright collections, along with custom coloured glitter. The bases for each card were made from Bella Carta’s new white felt cardstock – a soft, textured cardstock like no other. Love that stuff!
This card features two styles of dyed glitter:
Supply list: cardstock (Carta Bella White Felt); patterned paper (Carta Bella Merry & Bright, Alphabet Junction); dies (Spellbinders); gems (BasicGrey); circle punch (Stampin’ Up); reinker (Memento); glitter (Melissa Frances); adhesive (Xyron, Helmar, American Crafts); ribbon
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you … the front of this card is clear. The bee’s little crown is covered in German glass glitter.
Supply list: cardstock (Carta Bella White Felt); patterned paper, stickers (Carta Bella Alphabet Junction); vellum, clear cardstock (Prism); reinker, circle punch (Stampin’ Up); gems (BasicGrey); border punch (EK Success); adhesive (Xyron, Helmarz); twine (Doodlebug); German glass glitter
This card is layered up in pieces using a technique by Mariska van der Veer. Lots of fussy cutting, but I love the dimension!
Supply list: cardstock (Carta Bella White Felt); patterned paper (Carta Bella Merry & Bright, Alphabet Junction); dies (Spellbinders); circle punch (Stampin’ Up); adhesive (Xyron, Helmar, American Crafts); reinker (Memento); glitter (Martha Stewart, Doodlebug); gems (BasicGrey); border punch (EK Success); ribbon; layering technique tutorial by Mariska van der Veer
Yep, Fleck got her glitter on with these cards! Come back on Wednesday for a tutorial on custom dyeing various types of glitter and you can get your sparkle on, too. See you then!
Be sure to join us this Friday as we reveal our brand new Fall issue! Are you going to join us for the big reveal? You'll be glad you did!