Saturday, August 14, 2010
Crafts: Act 1, Scene 3: DeNami Product Challenge #3: GLITTER!
I'm so excited to enter the new DeNami Product Challenge: GLITTER! I LOVE using glitter on my cards! It always adds that extra "WOW" factor. When it comes to glitter, I used to think that all glitter was the same. However, I have to admit, I've been proven wrong recently. I now have two favorites: Stickles glitter glue by Ranger and Sparklets by DeNami Design! I love Stickles because they are a easy to use, and they come in a range of colors. Plus, unlike other glitter glues, they get even more vibrant when they dry. My obsession has led me to own every single color in their regular line, as well as the Distress Stickles and Glitz Stickles. I recently became aware of Ice Stickles, which have "Aurora Borealis highlights." These are a little chunkier than the other Stickles, but the result is simply STUNNING! Check them out! Also, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, I won a giveaway from DeNami Design which included several adorable stamps, a quickie glue pen (a MUST HAVE!), white Fun Fluff, and Sparklets glitter. I knew that DeNami sold glitter, but I had never tried it. Wow! I was missing out! I have to admit, this is not your average, every day glitter. It is truly extra sparkly! I used the Misty Blue Sparklets glitter as an accent on the card below, and I really think it pops. I can't wait to get my hands on more Sparklets glitter! Now, on to my first entry! A good friend of mine just got married, and I knew I wanted to make an extra special card for her. Her wedding colors were Watermelon and Rose Petal (every time I hear that, I think of Steel Magnolias: "My colors are Blush and Bashful." "Your colors and pink and pink!" Classic!). The colors actually were beautiful, though. The whole wedding was gorgeous, and I was honored to sing during the ceremony. It was a truly special event, and I wanted to create a mini-tribute to it in card format. I'm really proud of how this turned out. Please take the time to actually click on the photo so you can better see the details! I'm still learning about blogs, and I haven't figured out yet how to make the photos the size I want. Fun tips: Use Diamond Glaze on the present to make the wrapping paper look like it has a glossy finish! Add dimension to your cards! I used mounting foam to make the rose arch pop. Also, I double stacked some mounting foam under the center of the present to make it stick out further, and then I used small Zots to adhere the corners of the present. This gives a rounded 3D effect, which I love! Enjoy! Supplies: Stamps: Rose Arch, Wedding Gift, Rosevine Cluster, and Congratulations (DeNami Design) Ink: Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud (Memento) Paper: The Paper Company and misc. scraps Embellishments: Diamond Glaze, Stickles, Ice Stickles, and assorted glitters (including Sparklets and Martha Stewart)