Thursday, 19 November 2009

A glitter class sneak peek

A sneak preview for those who are attending my Glitterati Class on Monday... I initially rejected this card because I thought it was too dull-looking for a Christmas card but I kept coming back to it. I think that, not being a glittery sort of person, I am drawn to the subtlety of the neutrals to offset the bling.

But is the black too gloomy? I was thinking of switching to Night of Navy but have cut up the black now – I decided I like how striking it is next to the Sahara Sand.

To create this glitter effect, stamp the snowflake in Versamark then cover with Heat & Stick Powder. Tap off the excess and then heat with your heat tool. A hairdryer will not do, sorry – it will just blow the powder away and not be hot enough. When the powder has melted, cover with glitter and tap off the excess. Heat again lightly to set.

Reliable sources tell me that the Embossing Buddy will prevent any stray glitter from sticking to your paper but mine is due to arrive today so I’ll have to let you know my views when I’ve tried it.

The ribbon is something I’ve seen everywhere but never tried. It didn’t sit as flat as I’d have liked but some of the samples I’ve seen involve stitching and that’s never going to happen in this house. So I put a strip of Sticky Strip along the card and stuck the ribbon to that, pleating it as I went along.

Stamps: Snowburst, Basic Phrases
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder, Fine Cosmo glitter (Light Blue), Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Brocade Blue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. mmm Helen.. yummy card.. i like!!

  2. Yes, tres yummy :D I was just going to ask about the ruffling - looks really good. I would say night of navy but the black definitely makes it pop!

  3. Love this! Great ribbon trick and no I think the black is fine, it makes everything pop. CC

  4. I like the black too, and the ribbon, and the layout . . . that's everything then! At least I have the stamp set to case this one!


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