Friday 11 December 2015

Glitter, glorious glitter!

Glorious indeed, doesn't glitter make you happy?
It makes me smile from ear to ear...the clean up a little less though hahaha

I've tried something new for the Virginia's view challenge #21: it's all about glitter

So (this is my second entry) i've made a card entirely out of glitter, I went all out.

Let me tell you how:
I've used a snowflake stencil (i think it's Dutch Doo ba doo, but i'm not sure)
I've covered the whole cardbase with 2,5"inch tape from Elizabeth crafts, if you have a full sheet or bigger, that's even better, I laid two strips next to each other and pulled off the release paper.
then pressed the stencil onto it.
Warning: the adhesive from Elizabeth crafts is SUPER strong, I was worried it might not release the stencil, and I'd advice to use only  stencils with lots of blanc space, so no delicate intricate ones as I had to pull quite hard!.I had to throw out a stencil I made from acetate and snowflakes as that was stuck !
I had tried it first with some lace fabric and  a lace border which is somekind of vinyl and those worked great, so I felt confident ;-)

Anyway back to the card: once the stencil was on the sticky stuff i carefully dropped blue glitter in the openings and  rubbed it in with my bone folder, once everything was covered and pressed I brushed off excess.

Then I carefully removed the stencil and that exposed the rest of the sticky tape.
I poured on silver glitter and also pressed it in with my bone folder.
the result is fabulous!

For the sentiment I've heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set merry trees.
I've used Papermania superfine silver on black card and raised it with a double layer of foamtape.

I've made other versions, one with roses, but that was very tricky as I had 3 colours.

For more information on the Virginia's View challenge, see this


  1. They all look fabulous!
    I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire, a while back, where she used Versamark ink on the back of the stencil, so it would be easier to pull off from the strong adhesive. I hope this helps.

    1. really? that would be an easy solution, i will test it tomorrow!, thank you

  2. This is awesome, gorgeous works ♥♥