Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glitter, Glitter...Everywhere!!

I do like a hint of glitter on a card.

I do not like cleaning my desk area and the carpet and my clothes and my eyebrows(!) after using glitter.

But the challenge this week at Catered Crop is Just Add Glitter, so I now have terracotta, turquoise and yellow glitter everythere!!

Birthday Wishes 2
Here's a close up that I didn't brighten quite so much so you could see all of the glitter!!  I actually do the clear glitter quite often.  I have all of my supplies organized by how much I use them and in the most-used drawer is a can of spray adhesive and a large tupperware of Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter.  (You can get 4.5 oz. containers that last forever and nicely fill a sandwich size tupperware.)  If you ever have a panel or a die cut that just doesn't quite have the oomph that you want - give it a spritz of adhesive and drop it face down into the tupperware of glitter - just a nice hint of sparkle!

Birthday Wishes close

The embossing on the presents comes from an old product by Quickutz (now Lifestyle Crafts) called Goosebumpz.  They were little 2x2 impression dies.   I think they were just ahead of their time because Goosebumpz aren't made anymore - but they make so much sense with their tiny patterns and our love for embossing and diecuts.  (You can Google and find a few sources.)

Hope you pull out your glitter and head on over to Catered Crop   Be sure to head over this coming Sunday for the Quickfire which starts the second week of the challenge and shows inspiration from the design team.  There is an amazing variety of design styles in the team so I am sure we will see some absolutely spectacularly shimmering cards!!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Martha Stewart multi-pack of iridescent glitter, Martha Stewart bow punch, Papertrey Ink birthday die, Quickutz Goosebumpz


18 comments:

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Kim! What a fabulous card! I love the embossed presents and those glittered ribbons are gorgeous! I remember Goosebumps! I agree, I think they were ahead of their time.

Happy Dance said...

Oh! That glitter was so worth the everywhereness of it all. This is so sweet. Love how bright and happy your card is. Great use of those Goosebumpz too. This is just a smile card! Bev

Beckie said...

Super pretty. Love the glitter and pops of color. All my things that I use most often are on top of the desk...haha...if they're put away I've forgotten them and they don't get used.

Be blessed, Beckie

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...love the glitter...it drives me bonkers though too...gets everywhere!

cm said...

Hi Kim - I'll echo the others: fabulous, gorgeous card! Love the glitter (eyebrows...hahahahha!); a little bit of sparkle is a good thing, and in the case of your card, a GREAT thing! CAS Fridays has a glitter challenge this week, too.

Suze Bain said...

What a super card Kim, the coloured glitter is fab. I've never tried using spray adhesive so thanks for the tip. Xx

Bonnie said...

Mmm, mmm! That's some fine glittering! What fun!

Allisa said...

Love your glittery textured presents!

Kristi said...

Very pretty!!

Tracy said...

Oh wow do I love the glitter on those panels. This looks amazing Kim! Awesome job!

Mary Ann said...

Lovely card,Love the bows,this would be easy to mail...

mypapercraftworld said...

Perfectly shimmery and glittery ... with delicious pops of colour ... yum! Eyebrow glitter ... mmm ... new trend?? Anita :)

Jenny said...

Very sparkly indeed!! Can't stand using the stuff myself for the very reason it goes everywhere... I prefer it in glue!!
Love the pops of colour for the bows.
Jenny x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Kim! What fun! A glitter challenge. I made a card for our little Bree's 2nd birthday today. It has heaps of pretty opal glitter on it. I'm not sure I will find the time to get it on my blog with a busy weekend ahead. It is Sandy's 15th g'day tomorrow (Sat) & Bree's on Sunday. (Must check the deadline.) love the happy colours you have chosen & the "impressions" are such a sweet touch! Hugs xxx

Aileen said...

Sparkly Sparkly but still fabulously CAS! x

mayholicraft said...

I absolutely love your card! I'm amazed by how you managed it super clean using glitter. I've never used a spray adhesive but glue stick. ( I think now I know your secret. Ha-ha!) Thanks for the tip! ;)

Linda McClain said...

Glitter on your eyebrows. Oh, been there. I love your sparkly creation. Gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the clean design mixed with the texture and glitter.