Fabulous Finds Friday — All That Glitters

I’m not normally a glittery-kind of gal. Oh, sure, I like my bling (give me rhinestones on my cards and I go wild!) but when I try to use glitter, I usually make such a mess.

But by a happy coincidence, I got two fun finds within a few days of each other. One is a Velvet Glitter sample pack from Sulyn. The other is a pack of Design Adhesives from Clearsnap.*

What attracts me to this glitter is the more subdued color. It’s not bright and brassy glitter, but a richly toned bling.  The sample pack includes 14 colors. The Design Adhesives are so easy to use. They come on strips and you can use the entire strip or cut the pieces apart. Then simply pull off the backing paper and place the design (adhesive side down) on your card or project. When you lift off the top sheet, there’s an adhesive design waiting to be glittered, foiled, leafed or embossed.

Here is a card made using these two finds:

Since I had the glitter out, I figured I may as well play a little. 

I happened to have a punched out piece of scrap paper on my desk (love when my messy desk turns up something useful!). I grabbed a small tag, put the punched out scrap over it and spread a little white glue through the space. I carefully lifted the scrap and sprinkled glitter over the glue. When it was dry, I glued a rhinestone (also Sulyn) in the center, added a greeting (Hero Arts) and ribbon, then edged it (with a glitter marker from xxxx ) and I was done.

For the larger tag, I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) on a piece of stained paper, colored in some of the petals using Prismacolor pencils, then added a dab of glue to the petal edges. I poured on the glitter. (There’s also a dollop of glitter in the center of the other flowers, although it’s hard to see in this photo.)

For more on the glitter and adhesives, check out: www.Sulyn.com and www.clearsnap.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

*disclaimer: the glitter and the adhesive strips were sent by the company.

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