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Sunday, 6 February 2011

February 2011 - All that Glitters ... Part 1

When getting ready for this month's class tutorial, I had far too many ideas for one session, hence the Part 1. Will have to add Part 2 later in the year.

This time we will just concentrate on basic glittering - how to make it stick to your card. This month's project card illustrates several different ways you can add glitter to a card (1) using narrow DSST (down the sides of the heart backing paper (2)Using a quickie glue pen (around the edge of the brown striped paper) (3) Using glitter glue/stickles, around the edges of the pink/cake frame (4) Using glitter pens (like sakura) to highlight areas on the cake topper.

For the project ATC, Double sided adhesive sheet was used and careful remove of the top sheet, allowed the creation of the ray background.

If you are feeling creative, you can create an abstract pattern with the glitter and adhesive sheet.

With the quickie glue pen and glitter you can accent words - Paris on this ATC.

This card is one I created following craft club for a pink/red/white challenge on another forum - think I was influenced by craft club. Again used DSST and glitter down the sides of the backing paper. Used a quickie glue pen and glitter around the edges of the flowers in the main image. The centres of the three small flowers are glue dots covered glitter.

January 2011 - Paper Roses

As promised, slowly but surely, I am making some cards using some of the flowers we made during this session of the Stamping club.

The first set of flowers we made, were made using a Marianne Creatables die.

Here is the card I have made, using these small flowers as an embellishment.

More to follow using the other flowers we made.

In the meantime - here is a challenge card made for another forum - using a pattern supplied.

January 2011 - Skeleton Leaves

Skeleton leaves - most people seem to be at a lost with what to do with them.

They might use them in a bouquet.

Or just stick them on a piece of handmade or mulberry paper. This ATC was the project ATC for this month, the leaf was put through a sticker machine, stuck to the mulberry paper, and then glitter added.

For the project card, several leaves where stuck onto white card in a random and overlapping pattern - spray glue was used. The leaves needed to be pushed down firmly. Then spray glitter was used over the top and then the backing mat was cut out using a cuttlebug and nestability die.

You can of course use up several leaves by creating a flower.

In this card the leaf was used as a "label/tag". The paper used as a background was a textured handmade paper and the paper put around the frame was paper with things like brush bristles in it. The ants were a stamp, I have added some 3D paint to the bodies.

In this card some extra skeleton leaves were added to the skeleton leaf background paper. Tag and flowers are made using handmade paper. I found handmade paper and skeleton leaves went well together. Tiny buttons were used as the flower centres.