Love the look of glitter but can’t stand the mess? I know the feeling. I am a bit of a neat freak and for years I stayed away from glitter even though I loved the shine it created. Fortunately today there are quality card stocks and papers available that will give you that glitter fix without the pain. CutCardStock offers a huge variety of options in glitter finished and weights.
I had so much fun with this post, I couldn’t stop at one card. I’ve got three of them for you today! I hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know what your favorite is.
The first two cards use the same background die in two different ways. I cut the first card’s background out of Pow! Cricket Green Glitter Paper. I placed it on top of an A2 card base made of Curious Metallic Cryogen White Card Stock. I used a simple flower-shaped die to make a place for the sentiment and its mat.
The sentiment was cut three times in kraft card stock to create the chunky look. Then I put a final layer of CutCardStock Gold Glitter Paper on top. A cluster of cream flowers with gold beading ties it all together. This is so simple to do with any dies you have in your collection. It’s a timeless beauty!
My second card uses the same background die. This time I cut it out using CutCardStock Gold Glitter Paper. Then I cut another out using black patterned paper. After applying the gold background, I rotated the black one 180 degrees and glued it to the top of the gold glitter background. This creates a multi-layered look out of the same background die!
I used the same floral die shape for my sentiment and topped this one with a yellow bow and another sentiment from my die collection. The finished card appears more complex but really is still very simple to make.
My last card uses the Pow! Cricket Green Glitter Paper under the background die. In this case, I cut a card base using my Cricut machine out Curious Metallic White Silver Cardstock. This cuts like a dream! This time I placed the glitter paper behind the die-cut. It seriously steals the show!
On the front, I used black embossing powder on the stamped flower and vase image and colored it with Copic markers. After cutting it out, I put this finished piece on top of a strip of lace, added a bow made of the same lace, and two purple glitter flowers. This card is perfect for any occasion and would great for any age.
Check out today’s video for more product details, Copic colors and instructions:
I hope I’ve given you some ideas to use glitter papers with your existing dies and stamp sets. Pick up some glitter papers at CutCardStock while they are on sale in April. You’ve got a few days left to take advantage! Go to the web store and get your glitter on! (but not on you)! Ha, ha!
Janet – SugarShine Designs