Glitter Rediscovered

November 25th, 2008

Glitter was one of my original loves in stamping.  I used to say *Glitter makes everything better*!  I remember a number of years ago the Art Institute Glitter booth to be one of my favorites at the local rubber stamp convention.  Back then I bought a kit that included several colors of glitter and later added some to that collection.  I even took a whole class on glitter creations with a wonderful local teacher.  Well, let’s face it – glitter is messy – especially colored glitter.  I moved to only using Dazzling Diamonds glitter and eventually just moved away from any glitter, only using occassionally.  And with the advent of Stickles, glitter seemed almost *old-school*.  LOL!

Using that Fire Engine Red glitter from the TE Key Ingredients Kit on my project yesterday re-awakened my love of glitter!  Real glitter is so much sparklier (is that a word?) than Stickles or any glitter glue!  So last night when I started working on my very first Our Craft Lounge card with Bubs the Beaver I decided to rummage through my old glitter collection to see what I might have to add some sparkle.  I found this rich and yummy cocoa colored glitter and applied it with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen using the Rule of 3 (OK I wasn’t thinking about that rule at the time, it just worked out that way.)  Of course I couldn’t capture the sparkle of the glitter in my photo – so use your imagination!


Bubs the Beaver was stamped on Wausua white cardstock with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and colored with Copic markers, then cut and embossed with a Nestabilities rectangle die in my Cuttlebug.  I added some Kaiser Craft flower rhinestones.  I didn’t have a color that would work so I colored the clear/silver ones with a Copic marker.  Bubs was layered onto a Not Quite Navy mat and then onto a Regal Rose mat cut and embossed with a scallop rectangle nestie.  I traced around the scallop embossing with the glue pen and added glitter.

The designer paper is Paper Salon from eP.  I cut a small strip of Close to Cocoa cardstock and added a line of glue with the glue pen and a ruler and applied glitter there as well.  The wavy ric-rack looking piece is actually a piece of Doodle Bug Paper Frills (it was white but I colored it with a Copic).  The sentiment was stamped on dp and punched with my SU large oval punch.  I then layered it onto a NQN wide oval, but it was too big so I used my scallop scissiors to trim it down before I added an outline of glitter.  The flower brad is SU and started out silver until I colored it with a brown Copic and then added a rhinestone brad to the center.  Three brown Kaiser Craft rhinestones are the final touch.

This card cracks me up.  When Joy first told me they were going to have a Beaver stamp set I just wasn’t sure what to think, but this little guy is so cute and different and I love the sentiments in this set!  OCL has some sets in deeply etched already die cut cling rubber (unmounted, but ready to slap on an acrylic block) and some sets in clear.  And I believe they might have a few sets with a choice of either.  So if you have a preference be sure to check that out when you order.  Bubs is a rubber set.  I did get a clear set, but haven’t had a chance to play with it yet.  I’m NOT a fan of clear stamps, but I do buy them occassionally.  The OCL rubber is very high quality and the sets come on panels similar to (but smaller than) the TE Stamp a Sweet Impression sets.

Again I want to offer a big CONGRATS and WOO HOO to my friends Joy and Cami for their new OCL venture!  I love you ladies and wish you all the best!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m off to work.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a little SU gifty item.


2 Responses to “Glitter Rediscovered”

  1. bolha Says:

    Adorable image! Love how you put your cards together. This one is just stunning.
    x Natasha x

  2. loricraig Says:

    This is darling! You do know with little kids I could never use that much glitter and stickles, right? It would be smeared all over everything, every time I turned around. 🙂

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