Make it Mondays - Glitter

Happy Wednesday! Last night I got messy with some glitter (ha, I know why I do not use it more often...) and made a card for PTI's Make it Mondays. After some very glittery, very unsuccessful attempts (including tossing some gorgeous pp into the trash bin), I managed this:

Yes, I went wild with the glitter and even added it to the heat-embossed leaves! Although I have to admit that I did it to disguise a white outline around the leaves. First I had stamped the leaves using White Snow ink, but it just didn't look that good. To avoid tossing another piece of glittered paper into the trash bin, I decided to use black embossing powder. But I didn't cover the previously stamped image exactly, so the white was showing on some of the edges of the leaves. So I added some more glitter. Happy little accidents!

It is fun layering all the circles! This one would work well as cupcake topper, too. Here is the closer look:

Like you might have guessed already, I don't have that much experience with glitter. I used a glue pen to add it. But will it really stay there? I am afraid to put it anywhere to not have the glitter everywhere. Would you recommend spraying hair spray over the card? Any advice is much appreciated! Oh, and here is the link to the video/challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Hugs and Love,

Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tsukineko
Button: Papertrey Ink
Dies: Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders
Other: glitter, embossing powder, seam binding, twine


Dotty Jo said...

Totally gorgeous! Jo x

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Vanessa! I do love that happy accident, it's the perfect touch! I am with ya on the glitter and hate using it, so I don't have any good advice, lol!

Barb said...

What a perfectly gorgeous way to cover up a boo, boo! It looks amazing, Vanessa!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Fabulous creation dear.

Dana said...

So pretty! I love those colors!

windycindy said...

I will bid $5.00.
Many thanks, Cindi

Aimes said...

A happy accident indeedy! Those leaves look stunning with the glittered edges! Way to rescue the PP!

Mad for Paper said...

this is beautiful. I love your color combo. Congrats on the shout out from Nicole.

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card Vanessa! Love those colours! :)

Lisa said...

Fantastic Vanessa! Love the colors and pretty layers!

Geny said...

Gorgeous card Vanessa! I have had good luck using a glue pen for glitter and it has always stayed put for me:)!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! OOOOOOO! Just love that glitter accent--and I love that butterfly with the button center:) FAB bow too! Great card all around:)

Suzanne Russell said...

Love the dark, rich colors and layering details. Beautiful card.