|The birds blend two shades of glitter and the|
wings and heart are in different colors
I have some fun ideas for glitter cards that play on this idea from the wall art, but for some reason I couldn’t even start with that…I broke open the package for Valentine cards. Two techniques are featured for these cards:
1. Covering an entire punched paper piece with glitter after running it through Xyron™ adhesive. (see birds above)
|Stamped Image highlighted with glue pen and then glitter.|
Not exactly extravagant starting points, but I did enough to get glitter on my face. Tips from my in-studio session with fine glitters:
1. Use coffee filters to catch excess glitter and return to bottles. My non-stick craft sheets would have worked if they were clean—but seriously, they haven’t been clean in years. Same goes for my cute pink tidy tray for glitter.
2. Mix the colors on a punched object for depth and dimension.
3. Layer pieces of different colors on top of each other.
Design Notes--Valentine Flash Cards
Here's the full view of the cards shown in detail. I used K & Co. double sided print papers (on sale of course) to create these and the others shown below.
|The first four cards done with double sided print paper and fine glitters.|
|A second set of cards with glitter and shiny hearts made from reclaimed note cards--more on that later.|
Hat tipped to Michael’s Arts and Crafts for their great marketing over the holiday. They ran daily specials on one item and sent them out by email and phone alerts. The glitters were a one day only special that got me into the store and the phone alerts allow the cashier to scan a bar code on your phone and zip away with your purchase.