Friday, May 30, 2008

Embrace Glitter (part 2)

I couldn't only provide one card for my "embrace" feature this week. It's glitter, once it's out, you just keep on using it. The fun thing about glitter is that are also so many different products that have glitter in them. Besides stand-alone glitter, there are also Stickles or Glittery embossing powders that you can use. Those products are even better suited to the CAS style since they are so quick and easy to apply. For this card, I stamped my strawberry (from Stampin' Up's Tart & Tangy) in two steps. Once for the berry itself, and another for the hull. I cut out the hull and popped that over the berry. My glitter product on this card was Stickles. One thing that's kind of important with stickles-it's best to use a waterproof ink. I used craft ink hear, so the Stickles didn't cause any ink running.

CAS Points of Interest: A basic layout, with the image on the left, balanced in a triangle with the ribbon knot, and then sentiment(from PaperTrey Ink) below. Scallops jazz up the card a bit. A polka dot background is an asset to any CAS stampers collection, it can really make any background that much better. Plus it's one of the quicker to ink background images available. It's also very forgiving if you don't stamp it straight.