Friday, December 3, 2010

What not to do with glitter and an embossing folder

I was having a play with an embossing folder my friend loaned me. She'd made a rather stunning card and I wanted to do my take on it. I found some rather nice pearlised card which had a golden shimmer to it and a scrap of lovely gold glitter card which was just big enough for a mat. I embossed the card, put it to one side and decided to do a second one.

For the second one I didn't have any more of the gold shimmery pearlised card so had to use a slightly different coloured one, embossed it and then realised that I'd turned the embossing folder over and debossed it instead. Not to worry, it still looked fine.

I thought one of the debossed baubles would look nice glittered to make it stand out and then added the same glitter around the edge of the mat as I didn't have any more of the nice gold glitter card. I put the card together then had my doubts as to whether I should have left the glitter off, but not to worry, not my best card but it's not too bad and not everyone wants a cute Christmas card:


Then I turned my attention to the one I'd done the right way round and was embossed. Why not glitter the bauble on that one I thought. WRONG! I used a Quickie Glue Pen to go around the outline of the bauble, sprinkled glitter on, knocked off the excess and what have you? Something that looks like a 3 year old did at playschool! What a waste of my piece of gorgeous gold glitter card and the beautiful pearlised card with the golden shimmer. I don't remember where I got either from and what I've got in my stash isn't nearly such nice colours!


Lesson learned. Don't glitter anything embossed, just stick to glittering debossed stuff! Oh well, I'm sure I can find someone to send it to, or I may just bin it as I couldn't bear to think anyone was saying "A child could do better than this!"

9 comments:

alee81 said...

i adore the layout of this card x

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous card, I really like the embossing idea. I did a similar thing with an embossed image - it's all part of the fun ;) x

Addams said...

I love the way you have glittered the debossed image. I would never have thought about doing something like that.

artydoll said...

I like it ,and would be very pleased to recieve it,it ,s really elegant so dont worry.

Gemma said...

I think they both look great Susan! :) x

flourgirl said...

Beautiful card Susan, very elegant. I would be delighted to receive a card like this one xx

craftygranny said...

Brilliant i love them , very elegant looking.

Marg said...

Lovely cards Susan - but I do know what you mean about things going wrong when you've used your 'best bit' of card :-) x

PepPop said...

Ooops I've done that too, but it never happens unless you're using one of your nicest pieces of card :) Gorgeous cards and love the folder. Jaqui x