Friday, October 24, 2008
More Glitter Glitz
I'm having more fun playing around with my glitter glitz and rediscovering brass templates that have been neglected for so long in a drawer.
For today's card I used an Anna Griffin brass stencil that I've had for probably about four years and I hadn't even broken the seal on the package yet! YIKES! It's time to use some of these great stencils.
The really fun thing about using glitter glitz with the brass stencils is that it is so fast. Unlike embossing paste and stickles, you don't wait for anything to dry. The glitter glitz is sprinkled over the template which you've attached to sticky paper so the glitter is literally sticking to the paper when you peel it away from the template. This card took me a total of 15 minutes to make tops! The only reason it took even this long is that when I was sprinkling the glitter on the various parts of the tree stencil, I needed to change colors and decide the color placement.
I've received a couple of emails asking for more specifics about glitter glitz. Since this is entirely new to me I don't want to appear to be an authority as I'm not! But maybe if I get a chance this weekend I can create a tutorial making a simple card with Glitter Glitz. (We have a lot of home improvement chores to do so I may be painting and spackeling instead of cardmaking.)
To get a little look at an idea of what I'm using forgive my messy desktop but here are a couple of photos. You'll see that I'm using coffee filter papers to catch the excess glitter in the various colors. Also, you'll see in the background the autumn/winter box of glitter colors that I purchased. I've also tried using the Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter and it works well too on the sticky paper.
Here are a couple more photos of the supplies as well as the brass template and a practice glitter piece. I decided to make a minor change for my card so this is just a sample piece.
I have two more pieces started and will make floral cards as well as an icy blue and crystal winter snow scene. Using the glitter and stencils is fast. I'm just very slow figuring out card layouts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and ask. This is really fun stuff and if you like glitz and glitter, you will love this!
Back to my sparkle-y desk. You should see my dogs. They are glittery and ready to sparkle for the holidays...early!