Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MIM # 28 Glitter Die Borders

     When I first saw the video this week for MIM, (Glitter Die BordersI I wasn't exactly thrilled.  I am not a fan of glitter.  Althought I have about 7 jars of various colors, I use it sparingly.       My first thought was which die would I use as a border.  The one that immediately came to mind was the butterfly from Dawn McVey's Signature Series.  Initially, I wanted to use blue for the butterfly.  As I was browsing through my pattern papers, I spotted one with delicate, red flowers.  After I cut the butterfly, I laid it on a Pure Poppy diecut from Sending You to outline it with glitter.  Then I propped it up with some dimensionals and added some crystal gems.

     I had practice this technique on scrap paper first. I noticed that it was hard to remove the die without smudging the glue. (Erin laid her die so a portion was sticking out; so she didn't have to deal with that.)  I tried using a magnet to lift the up the die, and it worked.  The glitter I used was actually lime sherbet.  In real life, the glitter does have a hint of green, but it doesn't show up in the photo.

     I decided to use more of the pattern paper in my card. I ran it through my cuttlebug using the Cane Print IP to give it some texture.

     The green in the pattern paper was an exact match to New Leaf.  I die cut some New Leaf  cardstock with a die from TANL and used fresh snow around the edges to soften the green.

     I added some ribbon, a sentiment from Simple Sunflower, a little red edging around the sides, and more dimensionals to create this card.

     Although I am glad I tried this technique, I don't think I will be using it as much as some others I have learned.  MIMs are awesome. They encourage me to try something new as well as use my supplies.  I hope they continue into 2012.

Supplies: CS: PurePoppy, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Simple Sunflower
Cane Print IP
Dies: Sending You, Signature Series: Butterfly, Turning a New Leaf
Misc: Denami Lime Sherbet glitter, Zig Glue Pen, dimensionals, crystals, PP (from my stash)


Joyce said...

So pretty. I like how you turned the Sending You die on its side.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Loved how you textured your paper and I like your color combo.

Kara said...

love how you turned the sending you die on it's the glitter around the butterfly too!!beautiful paper and texture!

Leigh said...

Pretty! I like how you used the impression plate on the patterned paper!

Lisa said...

Your textured paper looks it! Pretty card :)

Jen said...

Very cool. I think that glitter halo around the butterfly is fab. The PP looks like a handmade quite! Again cool.