Friday, October 27, 2017

Make It Monday #301 - Matting With Glitter

Hello friends.  This week's Make It Monday challenge has Lizzie Jones showing us an easy way to make a glitter frame for our cards.  Well kind of easy...well actually not easy for me at all, but I think I'm Stick-It paper challenged!!  But I persevered and managed to come up with a pretty card that's also VERY sparkly!!


 I started with the Cutaway Tags: Winter stamp and die set and paper pieced the flowers and holly leaves with Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse cardstocks.  I did stamp the little dotted veins for the leaves to add a little more dimension to them.  After gluing them down to the white base, I embossed the sentiment in gold and then added the berries using Autumn Red Nuvo Drops.  I used an old Spellbinders scalloped die for my glitter matting, and because I couldn't get the Stick It paper to cooperate with me, I just ended up spreading glue all over the die cut scalloped circle and then adding some Martha Stewart gold glitter.  It dried beautifully and I loved the look of it under the cutaway tag!


I added some Kraft and Simply Chartreuse DSP to my card base and then sponged the edges with Cocoa Bean ink.  I also stamped the flourish from Autumn Adornments in Cocoa Bean ink and a couple holly leaf sprigs from Tag-It's #9 in Simply Chartreuse ink.  I finished off with some dark red seam binding ribbon and gold sequins.  Really LOVE all the sparkle to this card!!  :0)

Still a couple days to play along with this challenge, so check out Lizzie's beautiful card and then play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


8 comments:

  1. Very pretty and sparkly Marcia! I love those red berries! Congrats on your blog hop win.

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  2. Aren't you the clever girl to show the sparkle all through the tags. Love it! Cheers.

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  3. This is so elegant! Beautifully done as always and I just love how you can switch up your styles!

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  4. Beautiful layering of elements to create a gorgeous Christmas card, Marcia. Love the glitter scalloped circle that adds lots of sparkle! xx

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  5. Worth your efforts, Marcia! Love the look of this card & now I want to use glitter with the Cutaway Tag I have!

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  6. This is wonderful, Marcia! Lovely Christmas card!

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  7. That gold really makes it festive! Beautiful card glitter buddy =)

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love glitter ~ but not the mess I created with it :-D

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