I'm on call for this weekend, and as long as there's no patient calling me, I've got some time to play... There's a brandnew Challenge Site by my wonderful blogging friend Sankari and her friend Brooke who both love movies: Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. You HAVE to check out this challenge! Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to play along with the challenge "Pride and Prejudice" last weekend, but how could I resist today's challenge "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?!?
So... What is my association with Breakfast at Tiffany's? Diamonds, glitter and bling, of course! So I decided to create a REALLY glittery card...and I added a lacy glitter tutorial to let you know how I created the glittery paper I used.
Okay, let's start with the hint that you should close all your windows before working with this technique...otherwise there'll be glitter everywhere in the room, LOL!
This is what you need: a piece of lace, removable labels, two contrasting colors of glitter, and a brush. And something like JudiKin's Snappy Tray can be REALLY helpful to keep all that glitter away from the floor and your clothes...
First, peel off the protecting foil from the label and attach the lace onto the label. It is important to press it firmly down, otherwise glitter will find its way under the lace and you won't get clear lace designs with your glitter.
The next step is to pour glitter over the whole piece of lace. The glitter will stick to the label in the lace pattern's open spaces.
Gently tap off the loose glitter... and don't laugh, cough or sneeze now! LOL!
Now peel off the lace from the label. This is how your piece should look like by now:
Pour glitter in a contrasting color over the label. It will fill in all free spaces - they are still sticky.
Again, gently tap off the glitter excess - you should have a wonderful glittery lace pattern on your label. I usually press the glitter onto the label firmly with the protecting foil I kept from my label and use a fixative, but you don't need to do this necessarily.
Can you imagine how glittery this piece is in real life?!!!
I attached my glittery label to a black card, then just added two curved stripes of black and silver mirror cardstock and some rhinestones to finish my Breakfast at Tiffany's card. Oh, and I couldn't resist to use this little stamp from River City (of course, using silver sparkling embossing powder)... YES, I KNOW I HAVE GLITTER ON MY FACE!
Okay, maybe this sentiment doesn't really catch the emotional part of the movie, but at least I got the glitz!!!
Thanks to Sankari and Brooke for this inspirational challenge!
Have a nice weekend!