Hey there #TexturalTuesdays friends! It's Lisa once again for my last post before Christmas. I KNOW!! It's only 5 days away! Yikes! Personally? I've been too busy moving to care. My family is getting dryer lint or dust bunnies. ;)
While my craft supplies are not exaaaactly unpacked I did find some things to create today's project and I thought this would be a fun one for ya. So let's get our glitter on!
Using a mixture of mostly microfine glitters, one Distress Glitter, and a Glitter TAPE to create my "present" was super simple (a tiny bit messy, but very easy to clean up).
My trick, if there is one, is to use the large sheets of the Be Creative tape. If you have the rolls of the tape in different widths already? That's fine. I just like that this tape is so easy to cut into whatever width I want with very little waste.
Once you start applying the tape down, either glitter as you go (which is what I did) OR lay all your sections of tape down first and then glitter. In either case, you will want to burnish the tape after you lay it down, pull up the liner, sprinkle the glitter, burnish the glitter into the tape with your finger, and brush away the excess. This is the key to good glittering! (And good glitter.)
You can see from the image above how smooth, shiny and almost silky the glitter looks!
Two of the blue glitter colors that I chose were very similar, so near the center I decided to use glitter tape to differentiate between the two. The Best Creation Glitter Tape in Black is beautiful and cuts very simply on your paper trimmer.
Once my panel was complete I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Plus using the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Large Stitched Square Stackables to make my present.
I, of course, had to "wrap" my present so for this I used baker's twine. I use tweezer's to hold the twine at the center since I only have two hands and my cat is worthless with bows. Using tiny dots of Ranger's Multi Medium in Matte helps hold the bow and twine where I want it.
Then I die-cut a few little snowflakes out of white glitter paper to add to the present and adhered those to the corner. I popped up the smaller one using a tiny foam square.
I built up my card base using Taylored Expressions Cardstock Cookie Monster. The white panel is texturized using the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Stitches Cover Plate by Julie Ebersole. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark onto vellum and heat embossed using black embossing powder. Then the vellum was cut into a "V"-shape and adhered to the back of the present. Foam squares were attached the present and then it was adhered to the card base.
When I was glittering from blue to white or vice versa the colors DID blend. But, I'm one of those people that doesn't strive for perfection. To me it looks a bit ombre. So I went with it. If you are a perfectionist? Please be careful when going from a light to dark or the other way. Or wear a blindfold. Heehee! :)
As usual, here are some close ups of my project...
I just LOVE this sentiment, don't you?! And pretty perfect for this card.
I hope you enjoyed getting glittery with me today and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday from my ♥ to yours. Oh! If you're wondering about mailing something like this? I would just move the sentiment or make this card a special delivery only. :)