• Cards,  Paper Crafts

    It’s not always so transparent …

    I have been trying so many glitter techniques lately and having a blast doing so! And, have you watched Craft Wars yet on TLC on Tuesday nights? They’ve had glitter everywhere – especially this week. In just a few short months I’ve discovered so many ways to use glitter. Sometimes, an idea just hits me while perusing my stash of Stampington magazines to where I wonder if i could replace a certain product with glitter. That’s what happened last week. I usually bookmark ideas with tons of sticky notes for future reference and I came across an article in the Apr/May 2010 The Stamper’s Sampler titled “Beautiful Brayering” I had…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    This isn’t the Poodle Skirt I remember …

    This is a sweet little card – perfect for a birth announcement, recognition or first birthday. Here’s how it’s made: Start with Piccolo Card Decor Set #8. Carefully remove the two pieces from the frame and clean up any rough edges by lightly sanding. I find it rare that I need to sand any edges on the Piccolo elements; they tend to remove easily and cleanly from the background. Start by inking your first piece with Piccolo Enamel Adhesive and sprinkle on the Piccolo Enamel.  I like to tip my covered element over a bead or glitter tray to catch excess enamel rather than tap it off. Heat set the…