Glitter Trims

I’m playing in a PTI Make-It-Monday after a LONG time! Feels good to do that!

That was the good news. The bad news is its Glitter Trims this week 😦 I’m never great with glitter. I hate it and it hates me! It gets me… and not just mentally by being hard to apply but by actually physically getting on me and making me twinkle and itch.

So I was initially afraid of joining in. But then I had an idea and I just had to make the card. You know how it is with ideas… I did have lots of accidents along the way… I told you glitter and I don’t go together! I took photos of the accidents too so you will get to see the not-so-good side of my crafting today 🙂

Here is the card:

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Supplies:

Cardstock: TE Red, PTI white for flowers and glitter trim
Stamps: PTI Lace Bouquet
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Silhouette Cameo for trims
Accessories: Gold Glitter, Want2Scrap pearls, Brad, Red hearts

I cut the glitter trim using this design in the Silhouette Store. Then ran it through my Xyron just as Dawn showed in the MIM video. And then covered it with glitter. Thats when the accident happened…

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There was glitter everywhere! On me, on the rug, on the cutting board (yes I use a cutting board for this kind of work so I can clean it up easily). I spent about 15 mins cleaning up the mess.

The trim was longer than you see on the card when I first cut it and added the glitter. Thats because it was meant for another design. This was my original design…

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But I guess the glitter accident unbalanced me. I didn’t mask well and ended with a smudge in the masked area. I didn’t stamp well and ended with blank bits in the design. And ofcourse I overstamped in some places and ended with too dark flowers. It was time to trash the design!

Surprisingly, I had stamped on a “scrap” piece of paper before stamping on the masked piece in the above photo. The scrap paper was also a cardstock piece and I meant to use the stamping later if it came out well. I guess later was now 🙂

Fussy cut the scrap piece stamp to get the flowers on my card. Then added the glitter trims on the 2 edges and drew the white lines with a white gel pen. Also added the little pearls. Then I felt the glitter wasn’t enough (I know right!) so added more bling with the hearts! Finished it off with a brad

And there you have it… a very shiny card! Totally outside my usual comfort zone but was fun to make 🙂 And the accidents make for a good ProjectLife story.

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6 Comments

  1. Winnie

    The end result was so worth the trouble though! It turned out lovely. I LOVE glitter. I think the more mess I create the better. Makes me feel productive (at least that is what I tell myself…) My late hubby gave me a stamp that reads “SHE WHO HAS GLITTER IN HER HAIR”, and another one “She who has Inky Fingers” (hence my blog name…) Good luck with the challenge!

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