Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Make it Monday #95

I made a card today for this week's Make it Monday #95:  Layered Glitter Shapes.   I'm still not sure what I think of the card I made--I do like a bit of glitter, but there is a LOT of glitter on this card.  Well, here is the card, and you can decide what you think:

This technique requires a Xyron machine, and mine is pretty small.  I had to find a die that was smaller than 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and that was a recognizable shape without being stamped.  I decided on these hot air balloons from Up Up and Away, and just cut each balloon out separately.  I used the Loop de Loop and Star die for the borders on the bigger balloons.  I used my pinking shears to make a tiny scaled chevron for the smallest balloon.

Since everything in sight was covered with glitter anyway, I decided to try this technique with scor tape, too.   I decorated the inside of the birthday card that I made for CASology yesterday, to give to a friend from spinning who told me it was her 50th birthday today. 

I made stripes of glitter to mimic the stripes on the card base.  I'm going to enter this card inside into the MIM as well.

Card from Yesterday

Supplies Used (PTI):
Hot Air Balloons
Stamps:  Up Up and Away
Paper:  White, Limeade Ice
Ink:  Soft Stone, Versifine Onyx Black
Other:  Xyron, MS Glitter, Twine, Loop de Loop, Star Border Dies, Pinking Shears, Canvas & Linen Impression Plate

Inside Birthday Card
Stamps:  Big Birthday Wishes, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper:  White
Ink:  Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria
Other:  Numbers Dies, MS Glitter, Scor-Tape

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Joyce I love your glitter balloons and your bravery. Glitter and Ii do not usually get along. The colours you chose are fabulous.

  2. I love all the glittery balloons Joyce...I wonder if you are sparkling from all that kids can always tell when I have been using it, always ended up a bit on my face and hair! I also really like all the stamped clouds in the background.

  3. Those hot air balloons are just so fun and festive and fabulous color choices too. I am going to have to give this challenge a try, I love glitter and you did an amazing job with it!

  4. I think the hot air balloons are perfect for this challenge Joyce! Also love is on the "50" and repeating the diagonal line was a great design choice.

  5. Really cute and clever. You really were creative in the dies you used, and your choices make the balloons so much more fun. Some of the best ideas come when yo have a limit on what you can work with. (I don''t have a Zyron, so I used Papertrey's white adhesive stock.) Thanks for sharing.


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