Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bling without glitter?

Not gonna lie. I do love to use glitter. But when making cards for Operation Write Home, glitter is a no-go, because it can be dangerous to the troops. The challenge then, is how to make blingy cards without it? Here are a few fun supplies.




Today I have used some paper with gold and silver foil. I used some "Dazzles" stickers from a Paper Wishes catalogue that I get in he mail. I used some gold thread, a gold gel pen and some Liquid Pearls paint that I picked up at Michael's. The pearl paint is new to me. . . I think it is a new favorite.





The gold butterfly sticker has holes in it where I stitched some interesting lines with the gold thread. I do love the gold Dazzle sentiments. They look embossed, without the work or mess of embossing powder. I used he gold pen to doodle a few lines when I was done. This card turned out very sparkly and fun, without glitter! I'm so proud. :) here is a close-up of the butterfly... It's so pretty.





It's finally snowing like crazy here and I am having a quiet day off... Time for soup and a nap maybe? :) Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Betty Benton said...

What a creative idea!! TFS!

Lee Mae said...

I think I'm in love now. That butterfly is awesome! I am so impressed with how your stitching just made it look so cool! Wow! I love the foil sentiment too. Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
~Lee Mae
Operation Write Home
MWT Assistant

Linda said...

Gorgeous! TFS!!!

Jen said...

Awesome job, Nancy! That sentiment totally looks heat embossed!

Lee Ann said...

Wow! I would not have thought to use any of those items. This card is just amazing. You are right, the gold sentiment sticker looks embossed. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this!

Berni Cuttino said...

This card is stunning. That butterfly is off the charts, Beautiful. Very creative

Donna Hanley said...

GORGEOUS What a fabulous idea to use thread in the butterfly body. This is a stunning card and one that someone will treasure forever. Thanks so much for sharing your technique. I love learning something new every day.

Yolanda said...

Wow! That gold thread just makes it. Gorgeous card.

cindyann said...

This butterfly is stunning---and makes a lovely card!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a great solution to the bling challenge! Beautiful!

Ellen said...

Stunning! What a creative idea.

Paula S. said...

Beautiful work Nancy! I've been tempted by those Dazzles but never bought them because i couldn't really perceive what they'd look like. The thread detail makes it really special.

Cherie said...

I LOVE your card! It has so many beautiful little details! Wonderful job!