DIY: Glitter & Scor-Tape

February 23, 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with glitter.

My boyfriend, Andrew, has a hate-hate relationship with glitter. Let me explain:

I love using glitter for obvious reasons. A little sparkle goes a long way for any craft project. Glitter does create a mess and is hard to clean up – making it less than favorable for some projects.

Andrew, on the other hand, gets really annoyed by the mess. I mean REALLY annoyed. He hates how glitter manages to stick around looooong after you’ve finished with it. It also seems to travel across the room far away from the surface it was used on.


On more than one occasion, Andrew has arrived to work with flecks of glitter on his face.


A year ago, I sat in the backseat of Andrew’s car and packaged Christmas gifts with glittered wrapping paper. Today, there are still remnants of glitter in his car.

If I didn’t know better, I might suspect that Andrew was having an affair with Tinkerbell.

Now, why all this talk about glitter?


Well, glitter is a big part of today’s post.

This week, Papertrey Ink issued their weekly Make It Monday Challenge, which requires participants to use glitter along with Scor-Tape to give unique sparkle to a papercrafting project.
Here are my Make It Monday contributions!

 My first card was inspired by my love of stripes. 
For the stripes I used black glitter that doesn’t have too much sparkle – this allowed me to add more color without the distraction of a busy background.

This is my first project using Papertrey’s new Delightful Doily stamp set and Doily Details dies. Layering these elements gave me the perfect modern, bright feel that I wanted.

I cut a window through the doily layers to show off the simple sentiment on the inside of the card.

A clean and simple sentiment on the inside of the card.
My next card is a simple one. Just a few strips of scor-tape covered with a rainbow of glitters.

I got creative with making the “cloud” and “sun” by using PTI’s Limitless Layers dies and Fillable Frames #5. 
The “Hello Sunshine” sentiment was the perfect finishing touch for this simple card.

Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)

Merci:
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Delightful Doily
Paper: Stamper’s Select white
Ink: Vivid Fuchsia, Stampin’ Up Summer Sun
Other: Doily Details dies, Black glitter embossing powder


Hello Sunshine:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5
Paper: Orange Zest, Kraft, Stamper’s Select white, Distressed Dots patterned paper
Ink: Archiver’s black
Other: Limitless Layers dies, scor-tape, Martha Stewart glitter

23 thoughts on “Glitter & Scor-Tape”

  1. OMG, this second card is absolutely fabulous! Now I want different colors of glitter. I love how the FF was used as a cloud and the LL were used as a sun…..very creative!!!

  2. Okay, let me start by saying…Holy Cow! That doily card is nothing short of amazing! I can’t even line that baby up in my head. Lord knows I will have no chance on paper! You have done such a brilliant job with it and that peek-aboo window en francaise is stellar. Please take a well earned bow. Brava! Now that second card..good googa mooga! Tres rainbow-riche! So much fun and wonderfully innovative.

  3. Amber I LOVE both cards!!! FABULOUS!! and oh my I had to LOL at the glitter story.. my hubby is the same way.. we always find glitter FAR away from where it was used.. and 99% of the time it is in someones hair.. my DD and I dont mind.. but my hubby and son.. um they dont like it so much! HA HA!
    Have a GREAT day!!!

  4. haha! I usually hate glitter for the mess factor, but you’re making me love it!! The floral die-cut on the first card is genius and the rainbow of glitter on the 2nd is just adorable.

  5. Amber, both of these cards just blow me away! I love that “Hello Sunshine” card and may have to CASE it… just wonderful!

    Tell Andrew that he’s not alone. I think it may be that extra chromosome that prevents us from even having a slight interest in that glitter. Yes, I’ve used it on occasion but I can’t stand using it. LOL!

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