Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Return of Glitter

After years of making so many cards for Operation Write Home, I'm rediscovering the fun and beauty of glitter. (For those who don't know, OWH asked that we not use glitter because if it got on the soldiers' uniforms, it might make them targets...definitely not what we wanted our art to do!)

This card makes my heart go pitter patter with glittery glee! It's the most satisfying card I've made in a very long time.

This card employs the same aqua and dark brown color combination I used on this other card, but to completely different effect. Today's card is lighter, airier, and certainly shinier!

First, I stamped the vine wreath and then added the aqua berries. Then, I pulled out a bottle of Stickles and randomly dotted the glitter around the berries. That looked great by itself, but then I decided to use vellum for the sentiment and needed something to hide the dimensional tape with which I adhered the sentiment banner. Two large, light aqua pearls worked perfectly, but then I thought I'd put a few small ones on the wreath as well.

There's a LOT going on here (especially for a card by me!) but it's all so harmonious, so monochromatic, so balanced! The glitter and pearls work nicely together with the vellum, don't you think?

*happy sigh*

stamps: Papertrey A Wreath for All Seasons,  Keep It Simple Thanksgiving
ink: Memento, Hero Arts
paper: vellum, Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, pearls, Stickles, corner rounder


  1. Happy sigh indeed! I love the colour scheme and your delicate glittering.

  2. Beautiful card , I understand where you're coming from, big sigh :D x

  3. Your "happy sigh" is well deserved! GREAT card!

  4. Saw this card and heart did the same thing....once it started beating again! Gorgeous!

  5. You made my day, Susan! I LOVE your Thanksgiving card idea so much that I might just have to case it! You (and your card making talents) ROCK ^_^

  6. Lovely textures. The glitter, vellum, and pearls look great together. I'm still glitter-free, even post-OWH. Maybe someday ...

  7. I love the sentiment on the vellum placed over the wreath!


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