Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Card - Version 1, maybe
I usually have an idea for a card and just go with it.... wouldn't cha know that glitter throws a wrench in it? I bought my supplies long ago. I was going to use Stampin Up's treat cups to turn my Sweet Snowglobe SU stamp into... well... a snowglobe with glitter in it.
Let me tell you about me and glitter. Glitter wants to lounge, it wants to linger, it wants to savor.... I want the card done.... now. So I glittered up my image with my favorite tool of the 21st century (Sakura's pinpoint Quickie Glue pen) and I figured that the glitter I placed on it just before I glued the sweet treat cup on would just be good snowglobe glitter. Funny things happen when you assume you can just permanently glue something shut. I turned my new snowglobe up and, yes, the glitter made my little glued up scene quite pretty but some of that wet glue must have dislodged itself and reattached to the inside of the sweet treat cup.... unsightly, to an obsessive compulsive card maker like myself. Heaven forbid that I take responsibility for not waiting for the glue inside to dry. That card got pushed aside while I made a different plan. I consoled myself with the fact that if I didn't use the sweet treat cups and made the card a little flatter, I wouldn't have to spend more $$$ to ship it in a special mailer. (Yeah, justify it to yourself...)
Back to the drawing board. Let's see.... what could make it look like a snowglobe but without the bulk? Eureka! Single-sided laminating sheets that have been cut into circles the size of the snowglobe! This time, I glued and glittered my image and let it sit overnight (I could just imagine the result of smushing that wet glitter with a see-through sticker... not pretty.) I punched out the snowglobe image with a 1-3/4 circle punch, then used a Nestabilities circle die on the laminating sheet (I may try a slightly smaller size than Exhibit A above) and stuck it to my image. *Happiness*.... popped it up with foam dots, added a few other layers of die cut and embossed mats, a few little folding tricks and the easel card was ready for a computer generated sentiment and a family photo. (More deets in my SCS Gallery.)
My supply of sweet treat cups are making sad faces at me.....I may give them another chance....we'll see...
Gotta go make a card for Unity's Friends With Flair blog hop tomorrow.... I hope you stop by!
Oh, and Frugal tip #41: when making a batch of cards that require glittering, get 3-4 images glued up and ready for the glitter so that when it's poured over your first card, you can then just use that card to pour it over the next card and so forth. A little less waste that way. *smile*
Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)