Today is a bittersweet day – Virginia’s View, one of my favorite challenges, is closing down (for now). You can read more in Virginia’s own words here, but I thought it would be best to honor the great work she has done over the past two years by creating a card for this last challenge.
The topic of the last challenge is Glitter and as you can guess, it’s right up my alley. So, I sat on my craft desk and after an hour I resembled a fairy covered in fairy dust (from head to toe), but I was really happy about how my card turned out. Actually, I made more than one, but you’ll have to stay tuned – I’ll be sharing the other variations later.
Even though I had purchased them a while ago, I had forgotten to use these wonderful word dies by Reverse Confetti. The first time I had seen them, I had envisioned using them with glitter, so imagine my happiness when I learned about Virginia’s challenge. A match made in crafty heaven!
I started by adding double sided adhesive to a strip of card stock and then die cutting the word from it repeatedly. Thanks to my magnetic platform and precision base plate, it worked like a charm. I added the adhesive because that made it easier for me to adhere the die cuts together, but you could of course also use a fluid adhesive instead. The top die cut had the double sided adhesive on the front and back, so I could adhere it to the stack, then pour the glitter on top of it.
I combined the word die with the accompanying stamp set and another stamp set called “Scandinavian Holiday”. The ink I used for stamping is Delicata Gold and it has never let me down. You get great impressions every time! Since I wanted to make the panel with the word stand out, I mounted the die cut onto a die cut panel with stitching (love that small Pretty Pink Posh die!) and then used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
Before adhering the panel, I ran my card base through my Sizzix with a Lil Inkers cover plate that applies this gorgeous stitching. It works best with heavy card stock like the Bazzill Marshmallow card shoppe. A few sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and I was done! I really love how it turned out … I wish I had thought of this design before I set out to create almost 30 different card designs for my christmas cards 😉
Cheers and don’t forget to hop on over to Virginia’s Challenge and let her know just how special she is. My card will be sent off to the following challenges: The Paper Players “Tic Tac Toe” and I’m choosing the combination White + Embossing + Punch or Die Cut and Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes”.
Lastly, don’t miss out on these two fantastic deals:
- Kit and Clowder Coloring Classes have a sale ending Tuesday, Dec 1. Get their classes at a discount or even snatch a free one. If you like my coloring, that’s where I learned it!
- Purple Onion Designs is having a site-wide SALE. Their rubber stamps are fantastic and the Sale ends Dec 6, 2015.