Friday, December 11, 2015

Virginia's View #21--All About Glitter

If you're a follower of Virginia Lu's blog, and play along with Virginia's View
Challenges, you know that she's taking a little break at the end of the year.
A much deserved break.

I love Virginia, and I'm proud to say that I've known her for years, and I knew
that I was definitely going to join her December challenge--All About Glitter.

Since I'm not allowed to play with actual glitter (long story) I decided to use
some glittered card stock that I had on hand.

After die cutting one of MFT's stitched stars, I made it dimensional with
scoring and folding. Here are the steps.

  1. Draw lines from the tip of each point to the "corner". Use a stylus to score the lines.
  2. Mountain fold the points, valley fold in between.
  3. Crease each fold well.

I gold embossed the sentiment on a piece of Grout Gray cardstock, then stamped
Balloon Strings Background over it with Versamark ink. I die cut the panel
with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24 and adhered it to a 
Grout Gray card base. 

I adhered the star to the panel by rolling up glue dots and placing them under
each star point and at the corners, then pressing down firmly. At the last minute, 
I decided to adhere the mini star sequins. Aren't they cute?

Sprinkle some glitter on your project(s) and link it up here by December 24th
at 11:55pm EST. Two winners will win a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift voucher.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


  1. This is so neat Donna. I can't tell...but could one use this star die to make tree ornaments or gift tags? BTW: I'd love to hear your glitter story. I have one tale too. You tell yours and I'll tell mine. LOL.

  2. Okay, I also want to hear the glitter story, please! Bet it's a good one! Your star: glorious! Your card: stellar. I love this...LOVE it!

  3. Oh dear...I am totally in love with this gorgeous, clean card.

  4. Well, Donna, you are just amazing and so creative and sweet!!

  5. This is so gorgeous and elegant. And, the best thing about glitter paper is all the glitter and none of the mess, and you gotta love that!

  6. Oh WOW!! That gold star is just amazing. I want to know the story about WHY you cannot play with glitter. I bet it is a hoot. Thank you for sharing your stunning creation!!

  7. What a fabulous card, Donna! Love the tiny stars too.

  8. There are those fab balloon strings - yes, still OOS, but I am a patient girl - LOve your dimensional, glittering gorgeous star!

  9. Your star is GORGEOUS, Donna! I love all the tiny stars in the background, and the subtle balloon strings are fabulous! Really beautiful card!

  10. Donna, you really have to divulge the glitter story now :-P
    Your 3D star is gorgeous, as all of the card - really like the delicate background!!

  11. Soooo pretty!! I made one with gold and white, too, and I love it! :)

  12. WOW Donna I love this card, the star is stunning, love the added dimension.

  13. Thanks for the photo tutorial. It is so helpful, Donna! You are my favorite card-maker, that. is. all.

  14. Oh my, this is AWESOME! Love how you've created the dimension, and what a clever way to adhere that star. I'd never have thought of glue dots.

  15. Awesome, that dimensional star is brilliant ♥♥