Friday, March 29, 2013

Flowers that Glitter

Hi all,
Today's post is on a card I made about a couple of weeks ago. I know this is going to sound rediculous (maybe) but I just recently bought the cricut expressions 2. I just couldn't let go of my old cricut, I felt like a traitor cause I really didn't have a problem with the old. But the new one can do a lot more. When I got it up and running I was playing and cut out one of the cutouts from the preloaded cartridge (couldn't find the name). I really like this cutout its so pretty and it reminded of a vintage look. I think it's gonna be one of my favorites, its so versatile.
Today's card also shows a technique that uses glitter with a metal stencile. I was going through Youtube and thought I would try out this technique and it really does work.
So what you do is get a stencile, rub some natural soap (I used mineral soap) on the back of your stencil and place it on sticky paper.
Then you get the choice of glitter colors you want to use and sprinkle the glitter on top of the stencile. I patted down a little with my fingers just to make sure glitter sticks.
Once I finished sprinkle my glitter onto the stencile I shook off the excess and then took removed the stencile. Whaaa Laaa - finished look. For further instructions go to Youtub - this should take you to Dreamweaver Double Glitter Technique Video by Wendy Jordan posted on June 20, 2012. It's a great video. Also I made my own glittered pearls to match my flowers, the pictures are below with instructions.

Below are a couple of pictures - 

HERE is how I made my pearls to match the flowers - I took regular pearls, covered with the glue below and then used the MS fine glitter and sprinkled on them. Let dry for at least 30 to 45 min. just to be sure they dry thoroughly. They turned out awesome.  

Card is enterd at these challenge sites -
Rhedd & Rosie - Vintage/Shabby
Through the craft roomdoor - anything goes
Vickies Challenge - anything goes
Outlaws - Paper a la mode - anything goes

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping/crafting.



  1. Great idea about the colored pearls. Love your card and your blog!

  2. Beautiful card Deborah! like the glitters and the pearls are also very creative!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  3. this is such a wonderful card! I'm so glad you found The Outlawz challenges and have joined us there! please come back and play again! :)

    I'm a new follower, too! :)

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  5. OK Let's try that again LOL

    That turned out beautifully! I wish I could say I loved my cricut but I just don't. I have two and am considering selling them on ebay I dislike them so much. I guess maybe I'm just mad at them over the lay suit thing...any way. Great job and I hope you use your expression a lot! :)
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  6. Great card love the pearls. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  7. Gorjuss card love the perals thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie. xxx

  8. This is a nice idea. Got to try this.

    Happy to be your new follower.

  9. This is one beautiful card and I love how you glittered the pearls to match your card.

  10. What a beautiful technique
    your new follower
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  11. Amazing design and dazzling embellishments, simply an awesome card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.