Thursday, December 15, 2011

TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP-Quick Glitz using Glitter Gel

WELCOME to our Technique Blog Hop!! This month there are 13 of us highlighting "Quick Glitz" as shown on page 35 of the
Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book under Tips and
Techniques. This blog is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.
Let's get started!
If you are coming from Sheila Wilkersons'  blog, then you are on the right track!

Take a look at this 12x12 overlay page I created with clear cardstock,
stamps, and glitter!

Will the Cricut cut slippery material like a heavy transparency? Absolutley! I admit, I was a little nervous, but it cut it like butta!I have been kicking this idea around for awhile, and decided to give it a try. I used my Art philosophy cartridge and cut an offset circle
on my 12x12 clear sheet. Then I applied StazOn White ink with a sponge around the circle to give it the frosted window look. Then stamped all kinds of snowflakes around the page.
Add some Bling and glitz baby!

Can't wait to get a photo in there!

BEFORE-page without glitter glitz applied to page-BORING!

I used the Snowflakes stamp set #D1480, which I also was able to cut the image out with the cricut and stamped Snow Flurries #D1384. What  pretty snowflakes! I also used liquid glass to apply the bling in the center of each of the big snowflakes and some silver Glitz glitter gel (Z1482)around the center of the rhinestone. Then I used some Stardust glitter Gel and applied some swirls around the circle I cut in the page, and added some more chunky glitter on top of that! Talk about sparkle. WHoa!!! The snowflakes I cut out using the Art Philosophy cartridge, where all glittered up too, along with the "SNOW" title.
The background paper I used behind the clear page is "Magnifique".

Any Questions please feel free to e-mail me at
 or post a comment

Please! Check out the WHILE SUPPLIES LAST section on my website. There are lots of great deals!

Now hop on over to Debi Barber's blog.(The beginning of the hop)While there you will find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.

 Thanks for looking, and come back and visit my blog
often for some more great Cricut and stamping ideas.

one more project....

Dear Santa Card..
I used the "Believe Workshop on the Go" stamp set
to make this adorable card. The Art Philosophy Cartridge available
through Me and Close To My Heart was very helpful cutting the circles and
scallop sizes I needed to make my card look perfect.
His beard POPS off the card by using White Liquid Applique and then
heated with a heat tool (or hair dryer). It gives it the popcorn look
and then applied some crystal glitter gel to make it sparkle a little.

Love that little ribbon slide!! Looks like Santas Belt Buckle!!

Hope you found some inspiration here..
Merry Christmas!


  1. I love this page. Thanks for braving the unknown for us all and trying out the cricut with acetate. I have some 12 x 12 sheets in my stash that I've been wanting to use (but not waste) and this is just the idea I've been needing. I hope you don't mind if we all borrow this idea.
    Love the glitter. I think glitter is just another fashion accessory for the face and body.
    "If it ain't got bling, it just don't sing." LOL

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  3. I absolutely love your snowflake is fabulous!!

  4. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! Where do we get the 12x12 acetate sheets?

  5. So love your 12x12 SNOW layout! The snowflake is my pick, too! Love that you joined the Let's Scrap website!! Come visit me here: