PTI MIM #105 - Glitter Trim

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I LOVE Papertrey Ink. Stamps, cardstock, embellishments, everything. I just can't get enough. It just makes me SOOOOO happy! Ok, ok, enough of that. On to my card for this challenge.

Glitter trim is this week's theme. Sure, I love glitter, but I don't use it very much because I just hate the mess it creates! Are you with me?! I typically go the easy route and use Stickles to add some sparkle when I want. But, I thought I'd break out the 'ol glitter to use for this Make it Monday.

I don't have a Xyron sticker machine (like Dawn McVey demonstrated in the video), so I just used old fashioned glue on a piece of die cut cardstock, and sprinkled the glitter on as fast as I could so it would stick well. After drying, I still noticed quite a bit of glitter flaking off (enough to be annoying), so I decided to try spraying the piece with hairspray to set it. HOLY COW! It TOTALLY worked!!! Although it took some time to dry (the piece of cardstock became pretty saturated), the glitter really set in place, and the cardstock stiffened up nicely! Anyway, just wanted to share that in case anyone else has been just as frustrated when using regular glitter :)

Last week was also the Monogram Blog Hop, but I just didn't get around to making a project for it, but REALLY wanted to. So, I decided to incorporate it in this week's MIM. I used Fancy Folk art to create the pattern around the negative die cut "n" monogram. Here's how I did it:
  • Die cut the letter first
  • Use a circle die cut shape to trace around the letter using a pencil (or anything else circular in shape)
  • Using a ruler and pencil, draw a horizontal and a vertical line through the center of the circle to use as your stamping guide
  • Stamp the black outlines first, on the horizontal & vertical axis, then fill in the spaces between those. Continue stamping the inside of the flowers.
I absolutely LOVE the Fancy Folk Art set! Can't wait to use it more! I appreciate you stopping by, and would be so grateful to hear your feedback!

Stamps: PTI - Fancy Folk Art
Cardstock: PTI - White; Stampin' Up! - Pale Plum
Ink: Stampin' Up! -Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pale Plum; Staz-on: Jet Black
Other: Scallop Die Cut - PTI; "n" Die Cut - PTI; Glitter - PK Glitz: Sand

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