Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Getting to Grips with Glitter

I've always loved using little bits of glitter - both on my cards and on my Scrapbook layouts. This thing with glitter though is that a little goes a long way... You only need to use such a small amount to make an impact.

It's a bit hard to get the full impact of the glitter on the card above because I find that glitter doesnt come up particularly well in scans. But I hope you can get the idea. I used the Snowflake wheel in white on the Bashful Blue cardstock, and then while it was wet, I applied Heat and Stick powder and heated it with my heat tool. While it was sticky I poured on the glitter, and tapped off the excess. And what you end up with is lovely glittery snowflakes. I've used the Snow Flurries out of the new Mini Catalogue punched out with our new 1/2" circle punch to complete the card. Really simple.

The beauty of Heat and Stick Powder is that it goes on perfectly over Craft or Pigment inks, or versamark, which means that you end up with a glittery image that you have stamped, rather than trying to apply glitter with a glue pen or other adhesive. Neither of which is very precise. This way, the glitter will adhere perfectly in the shape that you want it. If anyone would like to see Heat and Stick powder in action, please contact me at higgiz@bigpond.com I can either do a workshop with you and your friends, or if there is enough interest, this would also make a great class that I would be happy to schedule in the coming months. It's such a cool technique.

Hope you like the card!

1 comment:

carol caulfield said...

wow, i love this card. the glitter effect is gorgeous!