Friday, August 6, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- Make your Own Glitter Embellishment

Sparkly Fun Fridays features a sparkly or glittery project using shimmer paints, embossing powders, glitters, rhinestones... anything shiny to welcome the weekend in a fun way!!!

Hi everyone,

What do you do when you can't find the right embellishment? You make it! Today's Sparkly Fun Friday sparkles, shines and glitters! This is the card I gave Gen for her birthday. She's been dealing with 2 sick kids and a long heat wave so I thought she could use a little glitter in her life right now... well a lot of glitter, actually.

I had an idea of a cake embellishment with different colors of glitter and it was obvious that I'd have to make it to get exactly what I wanted. My inspiration for the colors was the patterned paper with its bright colors. So I reached for Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Pages (#114300) my basket of glitter and went to work.

Here's how I did the cake:

Step 1: I drew the cake on the reverse side (white side) of the Sticky Page and cut around the image. I then removed the pink plastic protective layer and glued the embellishment on white cardstock.
Step 2: Using the Hobby Blade peel the first layer of the drawing you want to glitter to expose the adhesive, taking great care not to cut through all the layers of paper. It actually is easier that it looks!

Step 3: Sprinkle orange glitter over the exposed area.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 for as many layers of colored frosting you have. Once done, remove all the lining of all the other areas which will be glittered with Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds.

Step 4: Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds all over the exposed adhesive. Shake off the excess glitter.

Step 5: Cut around your image, leaving a white border, and you're done!

Imagine all the possibilities using the Sticky Pages. I think they're fantastic. They also can be cut with the Big Shot die-cutting machine. I've used it in the past to create glitter flowers, like in this post here. Ooooh, the possibilities are endless! So I hope you try this technique and have fun coming up with your own embellies. Let us know how they turn out!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee


krogilbert said...

Wow! Je trouvais ton gateau super et je me demandais d'ou ca venait... C'est encore plus impressionnant quand on sait que tu l'as fait toi meme!!!!!

Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Très bonne idée! Je l'ai vue en personne et le résultat est spectaculaire! Ça ouvre la porte à toutes sortes de possibilités! Beau travail (as usual!)

Stephanie Pezolet said...

Wonderful creation :D Very clear tutorial. Thanks :D

Cindy Major said...

C'est vraiment impressionnant! D'autant plus lorsqu'on sait que le tout a été monté à partir d'un sketch! Chapeau!