Friday, November 6, 2009

Leaf Glitter Card

I experimented a bit more with the bookcover material and glitter - this time I used the fine Martha Stewart glitter.  (If you missed the "Snow" cards I made here is a LINK to that post).

I created a .cut file using the Doodlecharms cartridge for the leafy card topper.  I needed to trace the topper and trim the bookcover material to match the scalloped shape.  (I probably should have created a blackout version of my design to cut on the Cricut).

After cutting out the shape with scissors, I applied it to the back of the card topper with leaf and dot cuts.  It is best to align one side and then carefully peel the backing away bit by bit as you smooth it to the paper.

I used this Martha Stewart glitter in "fire opal.  This glitter is very fine and powdery and I made a big mess with it.  I noticed today that I still have glitter on my shoes and I made the card several days ago!

I poured the glitter on the front of the topper so the glitter could settle into the sticky openings. I tapped off the excess glitter but with this type of glitter there is a lot of fine dust and I had to do a lot of brushing with a dry paintbrush to get the excess off the paper.

In this photo where I am holding the topper up to a light, you can see that the glitter did adhere to the book cover material but the coverage was not as even as I would like.  There was a tendency for it to pool at the edges.  The coarse glitter that I used on the snow card was better suited to this method.

The card topper did end up nice and sparkly - the colors are a bit odd and did not photograph well but the muted paper makes an interesting contrast with the glitter.  I could just use this as a simple note card but I may add something to it.  Right now it is in the "thinking about it" stack of projects on my island....

There was some talk that we might have snow here today but it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.  I went on an IKEA excursion with my neighbor and I found all sorts of interesting things that will start showing up in my projects.  A trip to IKEA is always a lot of fun - it is a store full of things I never knew I "needed" until I got there!


  1. I love this card, it's so pretty! You do such a fantastic job with your projects!


    Lisa Sturgill

  2. I just love that leaf grid!!
    And that amazing glitter really makes those leaves pop!! I just love the Fall colors!!!
    Thank you for yet another awesome inspiration!!

  3. I like the card and especially like the idea of using double sided stickies to put glitter on. The possibilites are endless. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I just made my self STOP and run over here to tell U I so thank U for all your hard work.. I Love every thing U do!! I M so behind on all my crafting...
    THANK U THANK U for when i do craft U make my Crafting so much Easier,,.
    HUGS Mary

  5. Thank you so much. I always feel like you are sitting here talking to me when you give instructions on projects. You show the boo boo's along with the happy's!!


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