Friday, September 14, 2012

[Scrapbook Steals] September Blog Hop - Glitter


Good morning, lovelies! It's Friday. And I'm breathing a sigh of relief. Can you hear it? Today I have a special post up for you. If you know me, you know I can't resist great crafty products. And if you know me even better, you know I can't resist a good sale. So what happens if you combine both of these loves? An addiction named Scrapbook Steals. This site have many a lovely products, including the whole line-ups of My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper, Studio Calico, October Afternoon...basically products that I love to use on projects, so this site really wins it for me.

When Scrapbook Steals was asking for guest designers, I thought "why not?!" Miraculously I got picked. So a big thank-you for letting me guest design with the Scrapbook Steals group. 

Today we're showcasing some yummy Martha Stewart glitters. Now, what girl doesn't like a little bit of bling or sparkle, right? We have a great line up of very talented girls bringing you some inspirations on how to stretch that glitter. If you followed along the blog hop, you should be arriving from sweet Julie's blog. If not, you might want to start from the beginning.

I have a few creations for you today, and I promise to post up a follow-up tutorial. I received three colors of Martha Stewart Iridescent glitter: cherry popsicle, ice cube, and sour apple - it screams Christmas, doesn't it?


Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter

So the one thing that sometimes makes me not a fan of glitter is that it gets everywhere. And when I mean everywhere, I mean everywhere...I think some of it came with me to work, some of it may even be stuck in between my keyboard keys. Sometimes I'm convinced I see a fleck of it in my hair or still attached to parts of me...but it might be the glitter paranoia speaking. So when I work with "messier" products, I like to be in as much control as possible. What does this mean? Contain it, tape it down... please just don't come off ;)

One of my favorite techniques is to combine glitter with scor tape. I will post up a step-by-step tutorial soon to show how you can get the glitter on and save yourself the mess...

merry xmas
Stamps: N/A
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink; (Card stock) scrap bin
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Double Sided Ultra Sticky Clear Tape - 3.5mm) Stix2; (Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl) Ranger; (Iridescent Glitter - Cherry Popsicle, Sugar Cube) Martha Stewart; (Christmas Twine) The Twinery; (Alphabet Stickers) Prima; (Kris Kringle - Felt elements) SEI; (Nestabilities - Labels Eighteen) Spellbinders


I knew I wanted to make a peppermint striped color scheme and couldn't resist this little felt bird I had in my stash. A little alphas here, a bit of snowflake stamping & dusting with Perfect Pearls, and I pronounce this my first Christmas card of the year...The twine was actually a cool find by my DYSU buddy Jan, which we split three ways. A great frugal way to share some products, right? And twine is also so light to ship...

Merry Xmas

Look how clean the glitter lines up with the scor tape? I'm just tickled how this came out...more tips & tricks on another post, I promise!

merry xmas

My second card of today is a fun birthday card, using more glitter! And it's a fun little interactive card, because you can "shake it, shake it....like a polaroid picture." (If you can name the song and the artist...leave 'em in the comments ;)

Celebrate
Stamps: (Celebrate Special Edition) Studio Calico & Hero Arts
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Dark Chocolate, White, Aqua Mist; Stamper's Select Vellum) Papertrey Ink; (Acetate)
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar) Ranger; (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Hawaiian Shore) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Iridescent Glitter - Sour Apple, Sugar Cube) Martha Stewart; (Saddle Stich Ribbon - Hawaiian Shore) Papertrey Ink; (Wood Veneers - Stars) Studio Calico; (Nestabilities - Standard Circles Small; Classic Scalloped Circles Small) Spellbinders; (Inkssentials - Glossy Accents) Ranger; (Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots) Provocraft; (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor


I can post up more detailed shots about how I put this little shaker card together if you're interested, but it's pretty straight forward. I created a pocket by cutting out two circles (larger than the window) in both acetate and vellum. After lining them up back to back, I sewed around the edge and left a little opening. Since I have always loved the color combination of aqua and a nice crisp granny-smith green, I filled the little pocket up with some glitter (of course), a few little wood stars and aqua confetti to make it a party inside the pocket.

Celebrate

The cupcake is stamped, colored with color pencils, and then finally iced with a layer of Sugar Cube glitter, followed by a nice generous layer of Glossy Accents. It gives the top layer of the cupcake a little more dimension by making it into an home-made (inexpensive) epoxy. A little bit of ribbon (that I stapled together), a fun little sentiment backed with vellum, and voila. Easy peasy card that you can make...and the best part? The glitter is contained ;)


Thanks for letting me share these two projects with you. I hope you enjoyed them.

Now off you go to the ever so talented Lisa. Just a small reminder that prizes are to be had. Leave a comment by Sunday September 16 11:59pm MST, and a lucky random winner from one of the eight blogs will be drawn to receive a $20 gift certificate. How awesome is that?

Here the blog hop details in case you get lost:
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64 comments:

Kristy said...

STUNNING cards Ren-Yi! I love them. Thank you so much for participating in this months Blog Hop! <3

Kerys said...

OMGOSH! These are just ADORABLE! I love how you got such straight lines on the first card - I can;t wait to see just how you did that! And the birthday card is awesome! I love the idea of putting the wooden shapes and confetti in too! And the cupcake - so cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration :-) Just became a new follower!
http://scrappinnhappy.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

I love the little interactive pocket. Such a great idea.

Melissa D. said...

I just became a follower because I totally want to see how you did those nice crisp lines on that adorable card! Looking forward to the tutorial. You have a great blog! Can't wait to see more from you:)

tosha said...

Totally love the christmas card. Really can't wait ti find out how you did the glitter!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

so cute!

Mom Cheryl said...

Great idea with the scor tape! The stripes came out beautifully. I really love the first card!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are beautiful! LOVE how you've showed off the glitter, so so pretty!

Karen (karey2005) said...

I love glittery holiday cards and yours is no exception! Great job!

Jennifer M said...

the cards are beautiful...i'd def be interested in the scortape tutorial!

Varshitha said...

lovely cards.... u have glittered the cupcakes so well.. love it..

Melanie Rozwood said...

These projects are really cool. I like the cupcake one the most.

Gail said...

Beautiful cards! Now I'm in the mood to start on my Christmas cards ;) (and thank you for getting "Hey Ya" by Outkast stuck in my head... I'm sure it will be there all day! ;) )

Kira said...

These cards are beautiful! I'm totally going to start following your blog. I want to know how you did the stripes! :)

arlene turano said...

Sugar Cube glitter ... guaranteed to coordinate no matter what! Love your ideas! Inspirational!!

Heather said...

Great cards! I love the peppermint stripes!!

Staci said...

Such cute cards! They look fantastic!

Jessica said...

I am a new follower - can't wait for the follow-up on those lines. What gorgeous cards you made! I'm sure to learn a lot and be inspired even more.

Jessica said...

I am a new follower - can't wait for the follow-up on those lines. What gorgeous cards you made! I'm sure to learn a lot and be inspired even more.

Abbey said...

The glitter shake bubble is AWESOME!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

OutKast - Hey Ya.... Love that song:-) I love Scor tape because it's the only way I can "do" glitter. Great cards!

Laurel Geisbush said...

Your cards turned out GREAT!! I'd love to see some tips and photos of how you adhered the giltter. More posts please!

Charity Becker said...

GREAT projects and I esp love the colors of that twine!!!

cutiephinphin said...

what lovely cards! I've not worked with glitter before but read that scor-tape holds the glitter well and if you burnish the area, the glitter will not come off.

Thanks for sharing.

Julie Koets said...

Great projects! I share the same glitter phobia that you do, but you make me want to give it a try!

Mistylynn said...

Glitterific! I love your stripes!

Stephanie U said...

Love both of your cards! The candy cane stripes turned out perfectly!

Julie Odil said...

Great projects. That candy striped technique is awesome.

krafting kelly said...

I love both cards! I especially love the use of Glossy Accents on top of the glitter--so clever. I'll be back to see your tutorial!

Helen said...

I love love LOVE the cards!!

Deborah Johnson said...

Such fun projects - I have some of the glitter and its time to drag it out and get shiny!

Dil said...

never too early to make xmas cards :)

Amy said...

Love the cards you shared with us! The stripes are perfect and that shaker card is fab! Love how you added the little stars into the mix - great idea!

Adrienne Crist said...

What terrific cards! I think I figured out the Scor-tape one, it's so pretty! I've never thought to use glossy accents over glitter...what a great idea!

Cathryn said...

Great techniques!!! Very striking and fun!!!!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

LOVED the scortape idea!! And the Outkast reference!

Kimberli said...

Gorgeous projects! I can't wait for the tutorial about scor tape and glitter!

Margie said...

Wonderful use of glitter! I love your cards!

The Gov. said...

Beautiful cards ... makes me want to get out the glitter lol!

Toneisha B. said...

I love glitter! Cute cards!

Ruth G said...

In love with your Christmas card! It takes me back to when I was little and we had a garland with plastic peppermint candies covered in glitter. Even without the memory jog, it's a great card - can't wait to see how you do the glitter with score tape!!!!

Bella's mama said...

Love the peppermint stripes.

LittleBird said...

love the little bird you used on the card!

Michele Duffy said...

Really cute cards, so glad you could participate in the hop!

vicky said...

stunning very nice good ideas to "steal" thanks

Jen McD said...

I'm pretty sure we're meant to be friends since you referenced Outkast...;) LOVE the projects, AWESOME job!

Abigail Stoops said...

Cool!

Lori said...

that christmas card is awesome. no idea what scor tape is!

Giddy Michelle said...

love those cards...especially the shaker card :)

cmarie said...

What nice cards, i really like the christmas card. thanks for sharing your talent.

Holly Hudspeth said...

What a fun card!!! I love the glitter on the background mat idea. Fabulous inspiriation.

craftgirl007 said...

Great cards, love the peppermint stripe on the Christmas card. Thanks for the scor tape & glitter info!

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Love love love the idea of using scor tape or similar product to create the stripes on your card. I will have to try this!

Wendy said...

Such gorgeous cards!

Karen Weingartner said...

Cute projects! I love the Christmas card- gotta get going on mine.

Michelle said...

Those stripes are awesome and I just might have to make me a shaker card now.

Isabelle said...

such yummy cards!

SandiB said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

Simply beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

scrappingnana said...

Love your cards, especially the candy cane stripe with the scor-tape.
OutKast say "Hey Ya".

Kristina said...

I love the cards you made. The pepermint stripe makes me want to break out some candy.
I also love the OutKast song you referenced!

kai wong said...

Beautiful, glittery cards...yumMy! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Barb said...

Ummm...gorgeous!!! I would love to see tutorials, but in the meantime I'll live vicariously through you! Genius stuff!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

WOW Ren-Yi!! That first card left me drooling LOL!! I have to try that out ;) Love the shaker too, great cards!! Hugs

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