Greetings! Shellye here today with Go-Glam; a new 2014 blog segment featuring anything and everything sparkly and shiny! Metallic, glitter, bling, rhinestones, jewels, and shimmery sprays and inks are one of the top trends in paper crafting and we are going to show you lots of ways to add some glam to your projects!
My blog post today features two ‘sweet’ and sparkly cards. With February 14th less than a month away, I had my mind set on creating a couple of quick and glittery cards using Pink Paislee’s Cutting Files and the Hey Kid Collection. I started with the Love Set and cut two of the word-art pieces with my personal cutting machine. Let’s see how they turned out!
First: “You Are Such A CUTIE”
I was following a discussion on the best way to add glitter to regular cardstock (without it becoming wavy and curling around the edges); the solution: lightly spritz your cut-out shape with an adhesive spray and sprinkle on some glitter!
Make sure to protect the surface that you will be spraying over; it will become sticky from the overspray. I held my cut-out with a pair of tweezers, which allows for all but one small spot to be covered in adhesive. Work quickly in sprinkling the die-cut with the glitter of your choice. The spray adhesive dries quickly, so you will be able to move on to creating your card!
I traced the edge of the die-cut design onto a small piece of patterned paper from the Hey Kid 6X6 Paper Pad and then trimmed around it a bit smaller than the tracing. I attached the die-cut over the background paper with foam adhesive.
Next, I wanted to create a ‘tab’ of sorts by using this cute motif that I cut from the Double-Dutch patterned paper.
Simply trim away the bottom by cutting into the side and then around the base of the heart, as shown above. Tuck the flat ends behind to the top of the die-cut and use foam adhesive to keep it in place.
Moving on to a more feminine card, I chose the adorable “sweetness” cut-out and then glittered the cardstock in the same fashion as above.
Again, I backed the inset of the die-cut with a patterned paper. Lightly trace the oval shape and then cut it out to be a tad larger than the tracing. Use a quick drying glue to adhere the two pieces together.
I pulled one of the tabs from Secret Crush Collection and added it, along with a cluster of ephemera. When attaching vellum pieces, such as the triangle border, I like to use Zip-Dry Glue…I’ve found that it’s perfect for holding in place and it doesn’t show through!
Finally, I added even more ‘bling’ with a sprinkling of pink sequins topped with iridescent rhinestones. That’s all for today’s Go Glam! series. I look forward to many more projects using the assortment of Cutting Files with glitter…I hope that you’ll give it a try too!