Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glittery Goodness

This weeks challenge at Hero Arts is to use glitter on your project. I love the look of glitter but don't like using it because it gets everywhere! Weeks later it's still showing up in unexpected places! I went all out with glitter on this card. I cut some tree shapes with my Cuttlebug, ran them through the Xyron and glittered away. I used Martha Stewart glitter, she has some really lovely colours.
Here's a close-up of the background. The snowflakes were stamped with Versamark and Judikins Psychedelic embossing powder was used. The cool thing with this ep is that the colour of it changes depending on how long you heat it. The colours you can achieve are blue, purple, green and copper. You can see it a bit on the pic, still doesn't do it justice.
For this card I punched out a snowflake and ran it through the Xyron to glitter. The punched snowflake border has Star Dust Stickles rubbed on it for a soft glittery look and the background is clear embossed.
And finally this card was done with my favourite way to get sparkle on a card and that is by using Sakura Stardust pens and Stickles. They are just so much easier to work with than glitter. I coloured the flower with markers and then applied Clear Stardust over the purple and Gold Stardust over the yellow. The center of the flower has Stickles on it. There's some nice dimension to this card as it has three flower layers.
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  1. Wow, those are gorgeous! I love the trees and all that glittery goodness. I have the EP, I will have to try heating it some more and see what happens. I think I need that Hero Arts background stamp, too.

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  3. I just love all of these glittery creations!!

  4. These are gorgeous, Sue! I never used loose glitter - I can imagine the mess ;)


  5. Sue, love the cards. I vote the trees as my fav. I am a closet fan of glitter. I just can't let the tomboy side of me know that "blings the thing"!! Linda aka Oz

  6. Oh, wow! These are all wonderful! The tree one is my favorite by a little bit, though. The ribbon really grounds the design perfectly!

  7. Stunning cards, Susan! Love all of them!


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