Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Glitzy Glue Dots!


What a fun challenge going on over at the CAS-ual Friday's blog! I never would have thought of doing this on my own. I had such fun using glitter, which I rarely do. I've made two cards for the challenge but first, I want to show you how I created those fun, little glittery dots. Here's a photo:


I used the larger glue dots and poured pink and purple glitter all over them. Then I used a hole-punch, to punch out the perfect circles, to use on my cards. Here's the first one, using the Hero Arts Artists Butterfly:


I colored it with Copics before adding the dots. I had a bunch of dots left over, so I decided to use them on another fun card.


The grayish looking dots are actually a beautiful dark purple color but I was not able to capture it in the photo! This card was made with all scraps from my desk, except for the card base, which I stamped and white embossed with the Hero Arts Raindrop Background.

There is now glitter EVERYWHERE! Even on my (white) cat, Murphy! hee, hee!

It's a beautiful day here today! I've opened the windows for the first time in a long while and that fresh air smells sooo good! I'm heading outside to enjoy it and work in the gardens. Hope you all have a wonderful day too and thanks for stopping by! :)

24 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is so inventive, Barb!! What a fabulous idea and design! Love your tips! So glad that you are having fun with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE LOVE the glittery details on this butterfly!! What a GREAT take on the glittery and glue dot theme! Fantastic design, Barb! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathy said...

Yes, I love making glittery dots with Glue dots! Your cards are so pretty and yummy, reminds me of ice cream cones for some reason...maybe I'm just hungry!

Kelly Massman said...

I came over from the Moxie Fab World post about me! I wanted to say thanks for the sweet comment! I also love butterfly card--so cute and pretty at the same time! The other card is cute, too! :-)

Donna Bowman said...

Love both of these Barb. I almost used the butterfly on this one - good choice!! Great coloring on the butterfly and I love the overall design of the second one. I know what you mean - it's hard to photograph glitter - I was hoping my glitter was white, but it was clear so I could barely get it to show up in the pic.

Isha said...

Both your cards are lovely Barb. Love those colors and glittery circles:)

Tina said...

How beautifull, Barb. Love how you embelish the butterfly and the sweet dotted second card. Thanks for sharing the tip.

Sue said...

Hello Barb
I Just love that Butterfly,with all the glitter and the pinks and purples it looks fantastic, I like how you have made a circle card too I think it sets off your image so well.
As always your copic colour work is so good.
Smiles:)

joy said...

Oh, my! I would have the glitter everywhere but on the glue dots, I'm afraid! What great cards you have created with this technique, Barb! That butterfly is one of my favorite stamps.

Lynn said...

I spy a winner! What a great idea Barb...this is gorgeous...I bet your hubby loves the glitter everywhere...wink, wink!! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb your cards are very fun and sparkly! I laughed about the glitter on your cat. I too find the sparkly creation around my home.

Brenda said...

Super creative Barb! Love the butterfly card!

Dawn said...

Super cute Barb. You should enter them into SSC challenge... our first week was using glitter.
here I really love your creativity

kath said...

such a great idea barb and woohoo sparkly kitty...hugs kath xxx

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! I love the way you've used your glittery glue dots, I haven't tried that technique either but I bet it's lots of fun! Lol, I'm imagining sparkling Murphy running around the place!

Nat said...

Hi Barb, lovin these glittery designs, using the glue dots is such an amazing idea! Have a great day! :)

Jill said...

LOVE the glitter with the glue dots! Such beautiful coloring on your bfly, too!

Lisa said...

These are great Barb :) Looks like you had some fun working with the glitter! I love it, but you are right it gets everywhere!!

maryse n. said...

Very cute Barb! Love the idea of using glue dots with glitter.

Tiffany said...

Oh, these are both sooo fun, Barb! Love it! I have to admit, I don't use glitter too much because of the mess...lol...I'm happy with glossy accents and stickles..I do love the look of glitter though!

Michele Gross said...

I'm glad we added a little sparkle to your life-hehe and your kitty! 2 wonderful cards, that butterfly just takes my breath away. Glad you got glitzy with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love both of your cards! Love that butterfly! I'm sure your cat is all decked out with his glitzy glitter now. :)

Suzanne C said...

Super fun! Love your dotty goodness!