Saturday, December 6, 2014

PTI MIM #191: Glittered Frames

Thank goodness for PTI Make It Monday challenges because it motivates me to create a card when time permits. It's not helping me mass produce my Christmas cards, but I couldn't resist busting out my glitter after watching Dawn's video to make glittered frames. It was fun but now I know why I seldom "glitterize" my cards. Love the look but it's all over the place, especially since my only silver glitter was pretty chunky. I've had it so long I paid $2.19 for a huge jar. Would you call that hoarding? Anyway, here's my card. This was a fluke so don't expect staging all the time. : )

I used a SU Going Gray card base to make it easier for writing inside the card. That's also the color you see under the raised up Fancy Flakes snowflake. Using a VersaMark pen, I edged the snowflake and then dipped it in silver metallic embossing powder, which is also what I used for the Happy Holidays sentiment. Didn't have 1/8" Score Tape so the 1/4" made the glittered frame a little too wide, but I had to go with it. The snowflake is raised up using SU dimensionals. Finishing the card, I added a rhinestone to the center of the flake. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Tropical Teal & SU Going Gray (card base)
Ink: VersaMark Pad and VersaMark Marker
Stamps: Signature Christmas
Dies: Fancy Flakes
Other: 1/4" Score Tape, SU dimensionals, Zing Silver Metallic Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter and Rhinestone (both from my stash)


Helen F. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Kathy! What a pretty color scheme and (of course) love the glitter! I find it so hard to mass produce my cards, maybe one of these years I'll get the hang of that concept :-)
PS: thank you for the sweet comment on my Blog ~ hugs to ya!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful and I love the wider glittered border! I bet it's REALLY sparkly in real life! :0) And how can you go wrong with one of the Fancy Flakes?!! Very pretty Kathy! :0)

Marybeth said...

I am so glad you decided to use some of that beautiful chancy glitter , Kathy. :) I bet you still have a ton left. What a beautiful card and I love the color!

Diana K said...

Such a beautiful card! I love chunky glitter the best - at first I thought you had used German glitter glass for your frame, that's how stunning it is!

Greta said...

I think you frame is great--love that's it's wider & the look of the chunky glitter! Beautiful card! The Elizabeth Craft glitter is totally different than all the others--bet you'd love it.

Joyce said...

Fabulous frame--I like all that bright glitter you used. And, I think you have pushed me over the edge with those fancy flakes dies.

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous glittery frame, Kathy! Can you email me (jjsouthas at yahoo dot com) because you have a prize to claim :)