Monday, July 8, 2013

A Card for Every Occasion



There are times when you are in a pinch and need a quick card for something and then there are times when you have nothing to do, but create. Use your creative time to make this quick and easy cards that will wow everyone. This month, Art Glitter and Penny Black have teamed up together to bring more sparkling stamped fun to your creativity. 

Supplies Needed:

From Art Glitter:
Fresh Green Ultrafine Glitter
Lemone Ultrafine Glitter
Garnet Ultrafine Glitter
Jet Eye Chunky Opaque Hologram
Black Wing Microfine Glitter
Diamond Dust Vintage Glass Glitter
Spoon Man!  Spoons 
From Penny Black:

Also Needed:
4- 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of white cardstock
A fine paint brush
A 1/4" paint brush
Tear Edger (optional)
Acrylic Stamp Block

Begin by cutting the cardstock in half to create 8 cards that measure 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" tall. Carefully tear approximately 1/4" off the bottom front using a tear edger tool or just by roughly tearing being careful not to tear up the card front.

Stamp the designs from the Wishes stamp set by Penny Black onto the front.

Now the fun begins. Time to decorate! Use these simple ideas to add sparkle to any card.


Flood the centers in small puddles with of some with Designer Dries Clear Glue and sprinkle glitter or Black Wing Microfine Glitter over the puddle.

Using a small paint brush spread some Designer Dries Clear Glue into the petal areas and sprinkle with glitter. In this picture, you can also see how great the Black Wing Microfine Glitter looks after sprinkling it on over a puddle of glue. Be sure not to forget the stems! Run a line of glue down them using the metal tip and then sprinkle with glitter. Outline the edges such as the dots on this stamped image and add some glitter to bring out the image more.

Add special interest to the torn edges by placing a line of glitter along the back edge. Simply use a ruler inside the card to give you a straight edge, spread some glue using a medium width paint brush along the edge (I suggest doing one half at a time so the glue doesn't dry before it is glittered) and then sprinkle the glitter over the glue. Repeat this step for the second half of the edge. Use the metal tip to run a line or more than one along the bottom edge as shown in the right hand picture and add glitter over them.

Here are some close ups of some of my favorites to show you how great the details of these stamps are with glitter added.

This is using the Diamond Dust Vintage Glass Glitter on it. 

These Baby Love Glass Beads are perfect for these small flowers.

The shine of the Crystal Glitter combined with the Lemone Glitter make this stamped image pop.

Now it's your turn! Start stamping and glittering so that you have a card for that next unexpected occasion. You can't go wrong when it comes to Art Glitter and Penny Black Stamps. They'll be sure to put a "wow!" in any occasion.
Order from Art Glitter the entire month of July in the amount of $25 or over, use the code PB20, and you will receive 20% off your order total! And remember, Art Glitter is MADE IN THE USA!!!

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