Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sparkle & Shine with CASology

I'm super excited to share this week's fabulous challenge over at CASology! This week's cue card: GLITTER! I was instantly reminded of a hilarious little meme I saw months ago on Pinterest that said, "I craft, therefore I'm covered in glitter." That totally sums up my entire life when I pull out the glitter for a project lol! This card was no different, but I looove sparkle on a card :)



I knew exactly how I wanted my card to look, but had to wait for my new Concord & 9th Map Love stamp set to arrive. Thank goodness they ship so quickly, even though I ordered during a sale! 

Tips for working with glitter:
  1. Use an anti-static bag or powder tool on your project! I actually pat my hands with it too. It won't prevent the glitter shower entirely, but you won't be finding glitter on yourself for the next week :)
  2. I love to use Sticky Stuff embossing powder. It's a 2-step embossing powder that is clear and sticky on the first heating, then on the second heating locks down whatever you sprinkled on top of it.
  3. Heat glitter or sparkly embossing powder from under the paper. No glitter blizzard when you turn on the heat tool :)


(Supplies: Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, waterbrush, Elizabeth Craft Designs silk microfine glitter, Paper Smooches sentiment, Canson Bristol)

Pop in over at the other CASology Design Team members' blogs and check out
their shining inspirations and our Guest Designer's card this week :)


Deidre Payne (already here)

Guest Designer: Sarah (Funky Fossils Designs)



Don't forget to visit our awesome sponsor of this week's challenge, DeNami Designs!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I love to read your comments and answer any questions!

xoxo Deidre

18 comments:

  1. Love the idea to use watercolour as a background like this! Very pretty!

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  2. I've always said that the World could use a lot more glitter ;-) Your card just proved my point - beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Susi and yes...shine shine shine :)

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  3. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!

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  4. What an awesome way to cover the world with glitter. Don't you think that would be a fantastic way to end all wars--just cover them up with glitter.

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    1. Indeed! Glitter for every angry country :) Thanks Joyce

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  5. You've glittered the world Deidre! Such a pretty card!

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  6. LOL Diedre! I'm reading the technique for this stunning card and imagining myself shimmering from head to foot for an eternity! I am dying to give this a go because it looks so pretty. I just need to summon the courage to take my 'heat and stick' powder out of the cellophane packaging! Might just camp in the bathroom with my heat tool and give it a go anyway! Your tips look super helpful too. Stunning Diedre!

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    1. Thanks Hazel and I'm still vacuuming up glitter in my craft room a week later lol! I definitely say give it a go. You'll love the outcome...maybe not the clean up :)

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  7. Coool really cool Glitter you have on your card Deidre
    this is stylish and adorable
    And the watercolor behind the glitter is funtastic look
    clever card Deidre
    I love to join CASology since second challenge
    and I love visiting DT member card
    I hope you like to visit my entry #33
    It is always a happiness to get visit from the talented DT member :)

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    1. Thanks so much Monika and I'm glad you're enjoying the challenges. I'll certainly pop in to see your creation!

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  8. Glitter blizzard...YES, I have had that happen! Great tips, wonderful card! :)

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    1. And you know it! Lol. Thanks Judy :)

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