Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lots and Lots of Glitter!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge is up at Add A Little Dazzle.  This week's challenge was waaaay outside my comfort zone as we were working with lots and lots of glitter!

The technique we ( the Design Team) used is actually very cool as your glittered image becomes inlaid in all glitter.  And I have a confession to make; after making this card I went out and bought more glitter! As if there wasn't enough glitz and shine with the glitter, I die cut my JOY letters out of Golden Glimmer Craft Metal Sheet.  I just love how the letters reflect the light and compliment all of the glitter wonderfully. 
So, how did I make this?  Well, you start off by covering your desired piece of cardstock with double sided adhesive.  Then you prep your stencil so that it can be lifted from the adhesive with relative ease; in this case, the plastic stencil was inked up with Versamark.  Once you have done this, you lay the stencil over the adhesive covered cs.  Now the fun begins and you can add glitter in any color(s) that you want.  Be sure to add the glitter one color at a time, removing the excess glitter before adding another color.  I burnished my glitter as I went, to give it a smooth look.  Once you have covered your entire image, you remove the stencil and then fill in all of the empty space with more glitter, in this case clear glitter. 
I adhered my Golden Glimmer Craft Metal Sheet letters with Crystal Effects.
This week's code word at Addicted to CAS is~

Silver and gold equals luxury!  I think of glitz and glamor as well.  What do you think of when you think luxury?
Lesley's sketch at The Challenge was perfect for this technique~

The girls over at Jingle Belles have a great theme this week, 'Baby, it's Gold outside".  What a fun theme and play on words! 
That's it!  I hope you give this technique a try; it sure was fun!  Then be sure to link your creation up to the Add A Little Dazzle Blog!  As usual, you have a chance to win a certificate to the Add A Little Dazzle Boutique.  You do not have to use Craft Metal Sheets to play along, but if you have some, we would sure love it if you used it!
If you are interested in purchasing Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets, you can do so HERE.  I thank you in advance, as I will get credit for your purchase. 

Thanks so much for stopping by; hope to see your beautiful creation linked up to our challenge!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- none
Paper- SUBasic Gray, Naturals Ivory
Ink- none
Other- Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheet, Martha Stewart fine clear glitter, Recollections silver and gold glitter, Crystal Effects, MFT letter dies, stencil (from home decorating department). 


  1. Me and you both ( outta the comfort zone, that is! Altho you'd never have guessed- classy and fab card! x

  2. Stunning card, wonderful colors, metal and glitter were made to use together.


  3. Oh my this is really beautiful love the combination of glitter and the metal sheet together <3

  4. Wow, you have created a beauty here! Love the sparkle and shine.

  5. Wow! All that glitter!!! Amazing technique too. I will have to try this as I have sheets of double sided sticky pages that would be perfect for this. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  6. Such a pretty damask all glittered up! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS too!

  7. nice card! what does burnished mean?

  8. Love the design of your stencil Lee Ann ... and so gorgeous in the silver and gold - a real WOW! card. The gold metal joy is the icing on the cake :) Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS.

  9. So elegant, the glitter looks amazing :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  10. WOW, love the added touch of metal!!! Super ELEGANT! Glitter-tastical!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!!! Love it that you did, thanks for sharing!!!

  11. oh wow, wow, WOW! you had me at lots of glitter, but the metal sentiment takes it over the top! what a gloriously sparkly card! thanks for coming on a GILT TRIP with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  12. Love your fabulous burnished glitter effect ... so elegant indeed ... so glad you went for the gold with us at jingle belles this week.

  13. Wow! All that gorgeous glitter - what's not to love!
    Thanks for choosing my 'cowboy' card over at Seize the Sketch.
    It was lovely to see it up there, and such a shame the challenge is closing.
    Caroline xxx

  14. Very cool! I need to try this - so beautiful!

  15. This IS a sparkly, glittery confection of delight, Lee Ann!! Congratulations on the well-deserved gold medal win at Jingle Bells!! Hugs, Darnell


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