Today I’ll be sharing a little easy card I made this week. I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Thanks/Thanksgiving. I knew that I wanted to do something with copper glitter and just the word “Grateful.”
I started this card by die cutting the word “Grateful” using the Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font from the now defunct QuicKutz. I picked this die up off the sale table awhile back. Then I colored my letters using Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. I am always worried that you will see white behind the glitter if I don’t do this, however, for this project I am not sure that it made a huge difference. I the adhered my letters to a piece of white cardstock.
First I “painted” my letters with glitter adhesive and applied the fine copper glitter. Once each letter was glittered and glued they were allowed to dry. Once dry I applied a coat of Glossy Accents. I took my background paper and placed a 1/4″ strip of Scor-Tape along the top of my card and applied more of the glitter, then I applied more Glossy Accents.
I then created the very back mat for my card, again I used Scor-Tape and copper glitter and, of course, more Glossy Accents. I feel that the Glossy Accents hold the glitter in place without taking away from the overall glitter “feel.”
While I was allowing my Glossy Accents time to dry I made my little embellishment. I grabbed an off-white button and ran the leaf brad through one of the holes. Then I made a little nest using a gold cord. I used glue dots to adhere all of the parts together. I then plopped the whole thing on my card front. I’ll admit, I did not wait for my Glossy Accents to dry and managed to stick a finger in a puddle. So as usual, I suggest to not do what I do and wait for it to dry. Then I really let everything dry and used foam tape to adhere my card front to the glittered mat. and then all of that to a card base.
You could easily change the color of glitter of the word and have a totally different feel. The font is really the star of the card and of course all that lovely copper glitter. Thank you for stopping by – have a great day!
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Adhesives: Glossy Accents – Ranger, Glue Dots – Thermo-Web, Scor-Tape – Scor-Pal, Glitter Adhesive – Martha Stewart
Other: Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font – QuicKutz, Button – Scavenged, Gold Cord – Stampin’ Up, Maple Leaf Brad – Creative Impressions, Copper Wow Glitter – American Crafts