Monday, 4 January 2016

All That Glitters

Happy 2016 bloggers!
December ran away with me, one day maybe I will be organised but 2015 seemed worse ever. Maybe it was the fact that as usual I left my cards till the last minute to make.

This is never a good idea as Christmas is also one of the busiest times of the year at work also, all I want to do when I get in at the end of the day is sit in the chair and stay there.

Then I had this bright idea that instead of buying presents for the little ones in the family, I would make them, why oh why did I decide to do that!

Don't get me wrong, I stretched myself thin but I wouldn't want it any other way the presents were all made,wrapped and delivered in time and I even managed to make the post!
If I remembered to take a photo I might even show you what I made another day.

Anyway, this design of card happened entirely by accident, I'd used my ScanNCut to cut the words, glued two together to give a little depth whilst still being thin enough for a standard postage stamp. To add some sparkle, I sprayed glue over the cut then sprinkled with glamour dust. When I picked up the word, the paper scrap looked so pretty, leaving the word plain which lead to the idea of  glittering directly onto the card blank. Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up the shadowing that was left where I offset the word showing a thin unglittered area.
Not bad for some last minute makes.  

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Avenue613, Anything goes, CAS,
CCC140, Square cards,
CHNC, Christmas,
CTC, Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,


Aileen (mum) said...

Lovely cards, I think I would like to try that idea, it looks so pretty and soft.

Marie B. said...

Oh Julie, these cards are GORGEOUS! Love, love, love them! Spray adhesive, huh? Must try this...Thanks for sharing your lovely cards with us at CHNC Extra this month! :)

~Marie B -DT

Chana Harris said...

Vey nice CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us here at 613 Avenue Create!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Julie, those are stunning! I LOVE the white on white design and the sprinkling of pixie dust, ahem glitter, makes them look truly magical. Gorgeous CAS design. Love them! Hugs, Wends x

Heather B said...

Ooooh!! Look at the sparkle!! These are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Absolutely stunning! Crystalline simplicity! I may feel the need to steal this idea! Thanks for the continuous inspiration!