A glittery I Love YouPosted: February 14, 2013
I’m not a big Valentine celebrating kind-a-gal, but I did have fun making this sweet little card this week. It was really quite simple and it’s all pink and glittery! And it’s perfect to give to that special person in your life any day of the year.
I started by cutting a heart shape from chipboard and coating it with Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel Pink Rose.
I squeezed the Enamel Gel straight from the bottle and starting by outlining the heart then filling in from the outer edge. The gel will self-level then it just needs to set up.
While it was setting up I thought it might look cute with some glass shards floating in it. I grabbed my jar of Art Glitter Briar Rose 923 Vintage Glass Glitter Shards. I just lightly sprinkled it over the wet heart.
While the coated heart is setting up I cut some scrap strips of pink and red cardstock about 1 1/2 inches wide.
This width is perfect to pull through the Xyron 1.5″ Create-a-Sticker and that’s what I did. I ran all the strips through the Xyron then simply rubbed and peeled. Then I sprinkled the adhesive side of the strips with several different glitters from the Butterfly Transparent Holly Berry Combo and sliced them on a paper trimmer to about 1/4 inch wide. Once all the strips are cut I did a simple over-and-under weave.
I cut a piece of pattern paper for the card front then flipped the weave over and puts dots of Designer Dries Clear glue on the tightest part of the weave (in and around the center). The I flipped it over onto the pattern card front which I had already stamped “I love love love you.” This is an old Penny Black stamp I’ve had for quite a while. Put some DDC on the back of the glittered heart and place it in the center of the weave and call it good.
If you like this card, hop on over to the Art Glitter blog to see a glittered mosaic card I made this week also.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all who celebrate it! I’m to teach at a weekend retreat in Clare, Michigan at Cottages at Sunset Shores.