Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

I received a beautiful gift tag (and hand-made gift!) from our son-in-law's mother last year and always meant to try making a card like it. I didn't get it done in 2011. This year, I received the same gift tag (and another wonderful hand-made gift!) and decided I would try making one like it right away. Here is my attempt.

First, I stamped the image (from Gina K) on acetate with Staz-On black and colored the back of it with Copic markers. I cut it out with a Nestability. I cut the scalloped mat out of black and cut a hole in it. I cut a hole in the front of the card, too, then glued the mat on the card front and used my ATG gun to adhere the acetate to the inside of the card. For the glitter, I cut a rectangle from thin paper and ran it through my Xyron machine. I taped it to the inside back of the card and removed the backing. I sprinkled ultra-fine glitter over the entire piece. The sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Carolyn King said...

how beautiful. love all the glitter (But i am sure it was a mess!) Definitely worth it tho!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Glitter gives such a pretty background for the flowers!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great idea! This turned out so pretty. I love how the image looks against the glittery background.

Annie said...

This is brilliant!! Would score tape work for the glitter? I like the way it glitters right thru the flowers!! Lovely!

Sheri said...

oh so pretty! The colors you chose were beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! I'm a lazy stamper, so there are a couple of ways to make a card with a similar "feel" but less work!

How about running the acetate (after it has been stamped and colored) through the Xyron and then glittering the back?

For a more "frosted" look, you can make a glitter window by punching a hole in the CS, putting wide packing tape over the window (sticky side facing front of card), glittering the tape, and then stamping the design on the inside of the card (or on a scrap piece of cardstock that is taped on the back of the packing tape).
Nance in Reno

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous, Lynette! Really pretty and sparkly!

Hugs, Shoshi