Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Glitter Card

Raining! We did get our hour long walk in this morning which was good because it started to rain right after lunch and it’s still raining – more like a drizzle but a cold drizzle. This afternoon I went back to work on the ‘quilt-from-H!!!’ and it’s actually turning out all right now. The main part of the quilt, without borders is made up of 120 6 ½” squares. Yikes. This quilt is huge and it calls for 6 ½” borders yet! Thinking of trying to quilt it on my small domestic sewing machine and all I do is shudder!

Today’s card was made with the Christmas ornament die set from Stampin’ Up and Tim Holtz Christmas greenery dies.


This is very glittery! The ornament was die cut from thick glitter paper and was then glued to thin glitter paper. The snowflake background was created by stamping this Hero Arts stamp (another thrift store find) over and over and then small individual snowflakes and dots stamped anywhere there was too much white space. I love creating my own paper. The trouble with this one, even though I liked it, it was too busy for the ornament and I wanted the ornament to be the focal point. The solution – glue a piece of blue velum over the top. Liked it better but it was too blah for me so I splattered white paint over it – much better! The greenery was die cut and then white acrylic paint was dabbed on and then glittered while still wet.  The sentiment is a peel-off. As I look at the photo I see the branches do not go right to the edge of the card. Darn. I may have to add one to hide that. Joe just shakes his head when I show him something like that and say I have to fix it. He says the person who gets the card is not going to care…well, I care! I want it done correctly.

That’s all for a cold, drizzly Tuesday, 2016-11-23



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1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm a detailed oriented person too Violet... No matter how gorgeous the card is .. if i noticed something wrong it would bug me.. and i'd have to fix it... lol I'm in the middle of painting that blue focal point wall at the front entrance and i'm using a one inch flat artist brush to edge it all in...hubby just shakes his head

Wow that quilt does sound like a bear.... I don't think i'd ever have the patience to quilt .... Pillows and Totebags thats what i aspire to with my sewing machine...:) I'm sure it will be beautiful Violet and well worth the effort in the end... Hugs! deb

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