Saturday, December 15, 2012

Glitter Window Ornament - End of the Week Technique #58 / NAC #24 / My Challenge #51

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Hey y'all. I hope you're having a great weekend. I've got a pretty new card and a new EWT for you today. (And an "Ask me how I know") I don't know about you, but I still find one of my biggest problems with making cards is that I over-think things. Sometimes the simplest concepts seem to take me the longest to actually make happen. That's what happened with tonight's card. I had the concept and thought it would just "happen"....yeah, that happened. NOT! But at any rate, here's my card-

 I did today's card for the weekly challenge over at Nacho Average Challenge. Please make sure you go by and check them out. They have great challenges each week. This week is a color challenge. Normally, color challenges really give me grief, but this concept actually came to me pretty quick. :) Here's the color challenge for this week-

I used Silver instead of gray and combined it with a new technique. I'll tell you about that further down in the post. Here's the inside of my card-

I couldn't find my stand..sorry about the attractive bone folder in the picture
I used my Keepsake Ornaments stamp set and Holiday Ornaments Framelets to make this card along with Greeting of the Season for the sentiment. I also used the Lacey Brocade E.F. to add a little interest to the front of my card.

What do you think? I hope you like it and I hope the fabulous ladies over at NAC do too! Now for this week's End of the Week Technique, The Glitter Window. I haven't done any of these before and of course I had to make it a little more complicated than it needed to be, But I'll give you the down dirty and easier version of it. Lol.

Here's what you need- Stamp Set of your choice (I used Keepsake Ornaments), I also used the Ornaments framelets however depending on your choice of stamps and designs you could also use a favorite punch, and some Glitter Paper ( I used SU Silver), and Mini-Glue Dots.

Here's what you do-
1- Stamp your image and then cut it out with either your punch or framelet.
2- Cut out the image on the front of your card using your coordinating framelet or punch. The framelets make this really easy because you're not limited in where you want to place your image.
***TIP*** If you want to have the front of your card embossed, like mine is, don't emboss it before cutting out your shape. If you use framelets you will flattened out (un-evenly too) your embossing. Ask me how I know. Yep, I did it and since I keep it honest with you guys, here's what it looked like-

3- Now for the glitter part- Cut out some glitter paper to accent your cut out image. I used my Scalloped Ribbon Punch to cut out mine. You're actually getting 2 Tutorials because I'm going to show you how I did this. I wanted to make sure the glitter paper followed the curved outline of the stamp so here's what I did. 
3a- I stamped the image on the back of my glitter paper-

This way I could see the curve to trim it instead of just having a straight edge (You know I couldn't just keep it simple, right?)
3-b I attached this to a piece of a Post-It note so I could slide it into my punch-

3-c  I just punched it out like normal-

4- Attach your Glittered Cut out image to your stamped image with Some Mini-Glue Dots. Glue Dots are really important to make sure the Glitter Paper sticks to your stamped image.
I also cut a piece of Glitter Paper with my framelet for the "cap" for my ornament. :)
5- Take your stamped image and attach it to the inside of your card by placing it through the cut image you made in step #2 above. Here's another look at the finished product-

That's all you need to do for this week's technique. I hope you liked my card and I hope it inspires you to try something new. I love hearing from you, so if you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll take just a moment to leave me a comment in the space below. I read all of your comments and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience as well. Friends and Followers are always welcome too!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, But Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,

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  1. Dynamite card-gotta try this one! For some reason I like the 'window' idea but don't do it. You got me. Thanks for playing with us this week-

  2. Beautiful! Love the ornament--you are awesome!!!

  3. Love, love, love this card!
    Congrats on being the Nacho of the week (again ;-)! Yea, go Shan!

  4. Congrats on being our Top Nacho. Love your sparkly ornament!


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