Woo hoo! Don’t you just love sneak peeks? I wanted to share a couple cards with you that I made playing with some new goodies coming on January 5th from the Occasions Catalog – the Rose Garden Thinlits, Rose Wonder stamp set, and beautiful Blushing Bride glimmer paper. But more importantly, to remind you to pick up some Black Glimmer paper before it is gone on January 4th!!
Seriously, I love this paper and don’t know why they aren’t carrying it over. If you missed it, that was probably because it was hidden with the Halloween products, but it is perfect for any time of year, including birthdays & weddings!
My friend Heather, told me about this idea of using the Black Glimmer paper as an outline for an image… basically using any of the thin intricate dies. And then cutting out the shape in a different color glimmer paper and filling in the holes with the different colors. Like with this rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits die! How stinkin’ pretty is that?
Jennifer’s project tips:
- Cut out two different colored flowers to mix & match – I cut out the medium flower from the Rose Garden thinlits set from both a piece of Black Glimmer paper and the new Blushing Bride glimmer paper. Then I set aside the Blushing Bride glitter outline and the Black glitter pieces for other projects and used the Black glimmer outline and the pink insides.
- Use the right glue for the job! It is projects like these that I’m glad we have so many options for adhesive because it lets you use just the right glue for the job. In this case, I use the Fine-Tip glue pen to adhere the outline – I wanted to make sure it was all stuck down firmly without extra glue seeping out. And then I used my two-way glue pen to completely coat the back of the petal pieces so that they would firmly stick down but wouldn’t have liquid glue getting onto the black outline as I was putting the pieces in place. And well, tape runner is just too big for those little bitty pieces.
- Put a bow on it – I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple so that the glimmer flower could shine without it all being too much. So I stuck with a simple sentiment from the coordinating Rose Wonder stamp set (they will be available to get in a bundle!) and then used some Blushing Bride cotton ribbon from the annual catalog to add some color and to balance the image. And yes, I ran the base ribbon first and then tied a bow and attached it with a glue dot over the base ribbon!
- Don’t forget those extra pieces you left behind! Remember how we set aside the Black glimmer petal pieces? Don’t throw them away! Put them to good use in another project!
For this card, I used the Two-way glue pen on the back of the Blushing Bride glimmer outline and let it sit, adhesive side up for a minute. This makes the glue repositionable, so I could place the outline on my paper and know that it wouldn’t move until I was ready to pick it up… and then it WOULD move! Then adhere the black glimmer pieces like in the first card, and then gently peel up the unwanted outline piece. Doesn’t it look pretty?!
I added some stamped elements from the Rose Wonder stamp set – the leaf outlines in Tip Top Taupe and the sentiment in Memento Black. Add a few of the White Perfect Accents for an elegant accent and you have a pretty wedding card all ready to go.
So, you can see now why I’m so sad that the Black Glimmer paper is retiring. It is perfect for any occasion. But hey, at least they have discounted it – so we can pick up some spare on sale before it’s gone.
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