• Elizabeth Garcia

Beauty and the Use of Glitter

Quick post today on a page I did a few weeks ago, but just had not had the time to post yet.  My daughter has started sixth grade and it’s kicking both of our butts.  There’s more home work and more responsibilities.  Between my work schedule and her school work, I’m exhausted!  So while she’s finishing up her Social Studies homework, I’m trying to get this post done. LOL!

This page came together fairly easy.  The photos are from our vacation this past summer.  The colorful and flowery patterned paper were perfect for these photos.  These papers are from the Serendipity Papers from Paper Wishes.  Beautiful, bright colors and patterns.  The two key embellishments are the butterfly and the large floral element in the bottom corner.

The  butterfly is actually a double-stick dazzle sticker.  These stickers are sticky on both sides so that you can embellish with glitter or flock.  Each piece of the butterfly is separate so that you can mix and match your colors and mediums.  I have to tell you, with this experience I discovered that I’m not a big fan of glitter.  It just gets all over the place!!!  I also discovered that using the blue funnel tray that is supposed to make it easy for you to pour back the excess glitter into your jar, is also not so convenient.  There is still some glitter stuck to my tray.  It’s also not convenient if you want to use  a number of different glitters, flocks, or embossing powders with the tray as you need to clean out the tray after each use if you don’t want your flocks, glitters, and embossing powders to end up mixed up in the jars.  It seems much easier to just use a folded piece of scrap paper which you can just throw away after you use it.  Although I do like the look of glitter, I don’t like to have it everywhere.  Following Gina K Designs‘ video tutorials I learned about Sakura glitter pens.  It’s a great way to get glitter on your projects without the hazards of loose glitter.  So I would recommend using the pen instead if you don’t want to deal with the hassle.

This beautiful and easy to make embellishment is from the Paper Tole line at Paper Wishes.  This one is called Playful Flowers and matches these papers perfectly.  They are really simple die-cut sheets where the images layer on top of each other to create beautiful dimension.

OK, now back to checking on some homework.  Thanks for stopping by!

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