• Category Archives Glitter
  • Be Merry

    A fun, glittery holiday card with plenty of silver sparkle embossing and glitter paper. So bright and sparkling for a Christmas greeting or a holiday party invite. 

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC938) we are visiting PepperLu & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture to inspire me. 

    The little boy in the picture became a sparkling wine glass on my card. I die cut it out of silver glitter paper & the wine out of red glitter. The black layers were backed w/ the same silver glitter paper. I used a silver tinsel embossing powder to heat emboss the upper part of the large black panel w/ the stars & dots. The greeting was also embossed w/ the same powder. I put two greetings together, using the first line of one & adding the Merry from another under it. Some red & clear gems were sprinkled throughout the top.

    Since the first line of the greeting was from a longer greeting, I masked off the lower section. I’ve been asked how I do this & I took a pic to show you the easiest way I’ve found to do this. After inking the part I want to stamp, I put a strip of scotch tape across the part I want to exclude. I do this because I’ve found no matter how well I think I’ve wiped the ink off that part, it is never quite all, so this just ensures I don’t have any unintended inking.

    Thanks so much for
    stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Build a Phrase Holiday set, Winter’s Night (stars & dots), Spooktacular Coffee set (partial greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, DCWV silver & red glitter
    Ink: Encore ultimate metallic silver
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Outside Scallop Frames, Wine Glass & Bottle, Santa w/ Presents (Santa hat) dies, Crossover II,  Ranger silver tinsel embossing powder, rhinestones

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  • Cheers Shaker

    A fun, sparkly shaker card to celebrate the holidays, a birthday or New Year’s. Glitter was used for the shaker so it’s not bulky and shouldn’t take extra postage. Some step by step pics show you the process & it doesn’t require any special supplies.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC937) we are visiting Catch My Party & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. The colors and the sparkle really caught my eye.

    I first created the large background using a 2 part Bokeh stencil and some light green & teal inks. Some paler, larger circles were added using a white pigment ink. After making sure this was completely dry, I put one of the stencils back onto the background & sponged some silver ink here & there, in some of the smallest circles, then embossed this w/ silver ep. For the shaker element, I die cut the shapes into the turquoise rectangle, then did the same to 2 pieces of cardboard. A separate glass was die cut in grass green & inserted the outline into the opening. I used a piece of cellophane packaging (like those that clear stamps or embellishments come in) & attached this to the back of the turquoise piece before attaching the 2 piece of cardboard on top of it. 

    Below is the back. I’ve already filled the bottle area & attached a piece of white card stock over it to seal it.

    This is how the front looks at this point.

    I put some chunky glitter inside the opening of the glass, then attached another piece of white over it. The front side of the white cover was lightly sponged w/ the green & teal inks to give it a color. You can see that below.

    Here is the right side, all finished.

    The greeting was stamped, & the shaker element was attached to the Bokeh background. I glued some of the larger pieces of the glitter, here & there on the Bokeh bg for some additional sparkle.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Sip Sip Hooray set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white,  grass green, turquoise, scrap of silver, plastic packaging
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn, Encore ultimate metallic silver,  Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #9 & set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Wine Glass & Bottle  dies, Crossover II,  Silver Dollar embossing powder, Bokeh stencil, chunky glitter

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  • Joy to the World

    A Christmas card with a diagonal split front using a new set and coordinating stencil, making it easy and quick to add color to the images. A matching die is great if you want to add some dimension or layer it onto a different background.

    A big congrats to Korimu, the newest Featured Stamper (FS874)! She has a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the layout & divided front panel, but I used different images & dies, different colors & made mine a Christmas card.

    For my joyful bells, I stamped the image then used the coordinating stencil & the Color Fuse inks to sponge in the colors. It has a matching die, but I didn’t use it here. I took 2 leaf dies from a floral frame set & used them to cut the edge on a diagonal. After placing my panel on top of a larger green one, I positioned all the cut out leaf branches in place. I did some minor surgery on a couple of them to keep them from covering part of my greeting.

    I replaced the stamped Joy of the greeting w/ a die cut Joy to help bring some of the red into the corner & also help balance out the image, size wise, & not seem top heavy on the upper right.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Bells & Garland set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white,  green, scrap of red
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #1, set #2, set #4, set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Bells & Garland set, Joy w/ Shadow, Floral Frame dies, Crossover II, stickles

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