Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Decorations of Red...

First, I just have to say - I finally have all the necessary pieces to my Big Shot Pro and got to play this afternoon.  I'm so happy.  It is so easy to use and so smooth that I keep checking to see if it's working.  I almost miss the personality that my old Big Shot had.

Anyways, I saw the challenge on Simple Salutations this week to use glitter and got really excited.  I love playing with glitter.  It makes such a wonderful fun mess.  I swear, when it comes to crafts, I am no better than my students.

This is such a fun technique and was perfect because it needs my die cuts.  I took a sheet of my double sided tape and ran it through my Big Shot Pro.  This card used my large Heirloom Ornament Nestability.  I then adhered one side of the tape directly to the card and without removing the second side of paper from the diecut, I ran my static cling cushion over the entire card.  I then removed the exposed paper from the tape, cut the die cut shape into thirds and carefully returned the middle section of the ornament exactly back onto the card so only the the top and bottom of the tape was exposed.  Next I covered the exposed tape with gold glitter and rubbed it well with my finger to make sure it was well adhered and poured off the excess.  I used a paintbrush to make sure that any spare glitter was not left on the card and cleaned up the gold because I didn't want to contaminate my colours.  I then removed the paper from the middle of the ornament and did the same process with the red glitter.  Since the gold is well burnished into the tape, the red glitter won't stick to it.  If you wish to try this technique, it's important to start with the lightest colours first so that small amounts of contamination of colours are not noticeable.

I'm not totally loving the bow.  It is a bit big for my taste but it was definately needed.  I just didn't have anything thinner that fit the bill.  The bow looks loose but I've hot glue gunned it in place and in the centre so it won't be going anywhere.

The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers newest release, Joyous Season and is stamped in Real Red.

If needed, I would totally mass produce these cards.  Glitter cards can be very quick and look amazing in person.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Friends of Speedy TV - Glitter
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes for August
Creative Belli - Glitter  (Old item - ribbon scrap.  I so rarely look at ribbon and people save it for me because they know I make cards.)
Diva's By Design - Christmas in August
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Must use glitter on a Christmas Card
Twisted Tuesdays - CAS Christmas


  1. What a great sparkly ornament - thanks for playing our FOSTV glitter challenge.

  2. Beautiful glittered ornament! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  3. Beautiful - so elegant - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Thank you for stopping by FOSTV and entering the challenge - this sounds like a lot of work and that card came out beautifully ~ best wishes on the win and come back again on Monday for the new challenge - enjoy your week - Gail DT

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. Wow love all the sparkle! A great card for our challenge at Holly Jolly this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  7. Love the sparkle! Great CAS! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  8. Beautiful holiday card Christine.
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. Pat K xx

  9. Very clever! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  10. Oh what a fun card! Very creative!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  11. How neat!! I love this CAS Christmas card - thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday CHallenges!

  12. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

  13. Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our TWISTED TUESDAY challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  14. Great card! You totally rocked the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesdays!!!