Monday, June 10, 2013

Wet & Wild From Art Glitter And Authentique



Art Glitter Ultra Fine Metal Tip
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter 185 Varsity Blue Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Authentique Summer One Card Stock
Authentique Summer Enhancements
Yellow Card Stock
Blue Card Stock
Cricut or other Digital cutter
Sophie Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Craft Room Software or other cutting software

I love using a digital cutter such as a Cricut or Silhouette and manual die cutter with beautiful dies, but often wish to make my projects stand out with the unexpected.  Just because you have the same machine or dies as many paper crafters, doesn't mean your projects need to look the same!  So, today I am sharing how I kick up my pages and dies a notch with Art Glitter.

If you use a digital cutter, use the corresponding software and alter the die shapes!  You can alter a shape to fit current trends and use your current cartridges of digital images.  Think stretching, scaling, flipping and copying!  For this page, I stretched an oval shape from the Cricut Cartridge Sophie to make a trendy circle swirl.  I also copied the image to get the look of a classic quilting themed wedding ring look.  And while you are modifying your die, don't be afraid to trim it to get the look you like.  I used the chevrons in this fabulous Authentique paper to show me where I wanted to trim my circle swirls.

Once you have modified your die cuts, you can embellish them to set them apart!  I used the Art Glitter Ultra fine Metal Tip (photo above) with the Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear glue to high light the flowers on this die cut along the edges.

I love the fine control this Ultra fine Metal tip gives me and it is also my favorite tool for gluing my detailed die cuts to my projects!  Embellish your dies first and allow them to dry.  Then, just put the glue on the back of your die using the Ultra fine tip, adhere to your project and you will love the results!   Art Glitter has glitter to match all of your colored card stock!  I also love to high light pre-printed tags and titles with Art Glitter (page title).   Along with my glitter, I used some fine point pens and glitter pens to add some detail to my flower centers.

Use your die cuts to highlight beautiful paper!  I wanted to high light the word "Sunny" on the Authentique paper, so I placed my die so that the word fell in the valley of the die cut (see photo below).

Don't you love this yellow and blue combination by Authentique?!  Perfect for those swimming and water pages!

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  1. Great tips on making your projects your own!

  2. I really like the
    way you used the fine
    glitter on the title.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Great lo! That glitter preally does make the die cut pop.

  4. love the way you use the glitter - really enhances the project without overwhelming it. lovely!

  5. Yes, I DO love that blue and yellow together! Gorgeous layout.

  6. Lovely layout. Love that diecut !

  7. Oh I love the shading you did on the diecut, what a great effect!

  8. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing about that tip. I didn't even know that existed.

  9. Clare, nice showcasing of the glitter with your title and kool die cutting techniques!!!