Friday, March 2, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - Engagement Congrats

A coworker got engaged last weekend and I thought it would be a good opportunity to play with some glitter.  My number one fan Jacoline (waving) had recently posed a question about Heat and Stick so off I went to experiment.  And Experiment I did!!  Oh my, the glitter that flew all over the place, and I mean all over.  I really entertained myself with this one.

The main diamond on her ring is pink so I tried to match the color.  I must have asked her to see her ring everyday for about a week.  When I gave her the card I said to her "now you are going to see why I've been asking you to see your ring so much".  We both laughed and I'm pleased to say she really like it. She commented "on this pink is so pretty maybe I should use it for my wedding invitations"  Er, no, Honey, you don't!! 

For the large heart, cut with a die cut, I started with some Versamark and Heat and Stick.  Heated that up until it glistened then added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter and heat it again until it was set good and firm.  Let it dry a bit before I put through the Big Shot.  Ok, so far so good, experiment is going well.

Now the pink heart was a challenge.  I tried several brands of glitter but it all flew off in a shower all over the floor.  All the while I was laughing hilariously while Frankii was looking on wondering what the heck was up.  I could sense he wanted to join in on the fun so I had to tell him to "stay".  That's all I needed was a dog shedding a pound of hair a day with glitter added to the mix.  NO Thank You!  Fortunately I've got this dog trained good.  I settled on some Martha Stewart glitter and to make sure it stuck I did a few layers of Heat and Stick and glitter and used my heat gun quite a bit.  All cardstock is Shimmery White and the congratulations is from Well Scripted stamped with Black Stazon cut with a Sizzix die cut I believe called Labels something or other.  Sorry I don't have the exact name.  The layer behind it all is an Embossing folder by Tim Holtz's.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

For this week Regina, you got it, GLITTER!  But try not to make a mess like I did and if you do have the vacuum handy.  You just might need it!  

See Ya Next Week! 


Regina Andari - said...

Your card is gorgeous, Julie!!! Why is it that you set out to do something really nice for someone, and your house ends up glittered? Ha! I'll do my best to come up with something sparkly for next Friday. Stay tuned!

Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Oh my gosh Julie this card is outstanding, I just love it and all the work that you did to get the glitter to look so great. I know how difficult it is to use heat and stick with glitter because I have tried and next time I do use it I will take your suggestion to re-heat the heat and stick once the glitter is applied. All I can say my friend is your card is certainly a lovely creation.