Apr 11 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #30 – Glitter

Published by at 2 45 am under Challenges,Wedding Cards

bride-540-wm-notime.jpgKeyword ssnotime30-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is to use glitter on your project. That’s it! How simple and fun!!! I love the added dazzle glitter gives a project. Often if I do something and it just looks a tad too drab for my taste, I take out the glitter and the problem is solved!!! Instant pizzazz!!! Many a project I have considered dismal failures, just pop to life with the addition of glitter!!! Love that!!! You may use any form of glitter you desire– as long as it sparkles — sprinkle it on, emboss it on, write it on. Also, you may use paper that is pre-glittered for you, or glittered chipboard, etc. You get the idea — glitter from ANY source is fine!!! Just have fun!!!

As always, try to stick with our overall theme of *stamping simply*. Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample.

No sample from Dee Jackson today — she’s a bit under the weather — get better soon, Dee — we miss you!!!

Check out Tammy Hershbergers sample.

And my super simple samplesare below.

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linksowe can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


This card fits a standard business sized envelope. I used Flourishes new Wedding Party and Wedding Essentials, Two Scoops DP by Basic Grey and White Satin Ribbon, all available at Flourishes. 30-glitter-bride-closeup.jpg30-glitter-bride-closeup.jpgHere’s a closeup of her glittery dress:


Her hair and dress bodice were colored with SU markers. The skirt is paper pieced. I just stamped the skirt onto another piece of white cardstock, stamped the flourish stamp near the hemline, and then went over all the flourish lines with my Quickie Glue Pen and covererd it with Dazzling Diamonds!!! When I attached the skirt, I adhered it tightly with double sided tape up at her waistline, then I used SU dimensionals down near the hem to give it some flare. I went over the entire bodice and veil with the Quickie Glue Pen and sprinked with Dazzling Diamonds. I also added dots of glue/diamonds to her bouquet and hair flowers. I used sticky back diamond gems for her earrings and necklace and drew in the chain with a Silver Spica Glitter Pen. LOVE playing with the Wedding Party girls — they are so much fun!!!!

My favorite use of glitter is with the Quickie Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds (SU), as above described. Our closest Michaels sometimes has the pen, but it seems everytime I am there it is sold out!!! I got my last batch of them from Ellen Hutson. Her site is down for maintenance now, but I’ll tryto link it up here for you tomorrow. Here’s a closeup of my Siberian Iris I uploaded two days ago, using the exact same technique. I love this look on floral images!!!


My 2nd favorite use of glitter would have to be to use Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, sold by SU. It is so easy — just emboss like any other powder — and youhave such instant razzle and dazzle, and it doesn’t flake off once it is embossed on. Here is a closeup of my Poppin’ Pearls Wedding Card from yesterday, showing this technique:


I cut a 3″ square of white cardstock, smooched Versa Mark over the entire surface and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder by SU. You have to be careful when embossing with this powder because it has a tendency to burn quickly, and then it doesn’t sparkle. I just move my gun slowly over the surface, watching as it starts to *dazzle*, and then you know it’s done. If you heat too much, the dazzle goes. You’ll get the hang of it once you try a time or two. I see in this enlarged photo that I missed a corner where I probably was holding the paper — oh well – it doesn’t even show up IRL as this is blown up so much!!!

My 3rd favorite way to apply glitter is by using a sparkly glitter pen. Sorry, but I dont have a sample to show — maybe we’ll see one from one of you!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in!!! Hope you get time to play!!! Have a great weekend ahead!!!

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #30 – Glitter”

  1. Tammy says:

    Beautiful cards, Sharon! The flourishes you stamped on the dress match the Two Scoops paper perfectly! Thanks for another fun challenge!

  2. Kathie says:

    Very cool and beautiful samples Sharon! My favorite is the idea to give a flare to the skirt!!!

  3. Kim says:

    Your glitter cards are amazing Sharon!! Your cards always take my breath away…thank you for sharing with us!

  4. JoAnn says:

    Your samples are just beautiful, Sharon. The rings are my favorite. Wish you could buy those separately. What an elegant wedding card they make. Here’s my very simple card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/880528?cat=500&ppuser=89981

  5. Dawn E. says:

    Fabulous glitter cards Sharon! Love them! This is a fun challenge! I started a card last night and it needs some pizzazz, this wil be perfect! Be back later with my links!

  6. Deb Wood says:

    That paper is gorgeous and I love how it matches the swirls in her dress, which is gorgeous!

  7. flossie says:

    Awesome, love glitter, will definitely have to get to this one this weekend.

  8. Stacy Twinshappy says:

    Sharon these are beautiful. You are going to cause me to get these sets if I keep looking at your cards. They are wonderful! I will work on the chlalenge today. thanks again!

  9. Silke Ledlow says:

    WOW – WOW – WOW – all of your cards are gorgeous!!!

    I have made a card for the LSC#163 already and didn’t realize that it also qualifies me for your *Glitter* challenge….you can find it on my blog

    Have a great weekend!!!

  10. Lois (clownmom) says:

    All these glittery cards are just beautiful. I made a card for your challenge, but you’re going to be hard-pressed to see the glitter. IRL this card looks a lot more glittery. Here it is — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/880697?cat=8357

    As I was making it, I realized that it also fits Monday’s technique challenge on SCS — TLC163 stacked ribbon.

  11. Michelle says:

    WOW! The cards are fabulous! I love all the extra detail the glitter adds.

  12. Kelly says:

    Great challenge, I love your cards the are beautiful!!!!!
    Here is mine

  13. What amazing samples for us to look at! I feel all sparkly just looking at them!

  14. Libby says:

    Hi Sharon, I LOVE glitter so I had to play along, even though I can’t really say it was a “challenge” for me, LOL!! Thanks for the inspiration or “excuse” to get my glitter out! 🙂

  15. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Again, your cards are out of this world, Sharon! And I love Tammy’s sample card also! You guys are so creative and such an inspiration to me! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/880965?nocache=1
    It’s not the greatest photo but at least it shows the ‘sparkle’. Thanks for another great weekend challenge . . . I look forward to it every week!

  16. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Here’s my card on my blog with Diamond Stickles on it – fun challenge Sharon!


  17. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Beautiful card, love the earring and necklace. I used a glitter mat stack for mine found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/881160?cat=500&ppuser=118730
    Thanks for a great challenge!

  18. Linsey says:

    Thanks for the glittery fun, Sharon! Here’s my card at my blog: http://linseyrickett.blogspot.com/2008/04/glittery-sketch-challenge.html

  19. Rose Ann says:

    Beautiful cards, Sharon!! The glitter definitely adds a pretty sparkle to them all!! Love them!

  20. StampMom says:

    Here’s a mini photo album I just posted yesterday with Fine Cosmic Glitter in Celery — I’ll try to do another glittery card this weekend: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2008/04/wasabi-family-album.html

  21. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ Sometimes I just wanna say “I envy the heck out of you!” But, since you are such a sweetie…I have to tell you again…Your art work is just amazing!!!

  22. I love your samples!!! Of course, I LOVE SPARKLE!!! I didn’t get much time to play in the challenges this week, but my TLC card AND my CC card have glitter on them! I’ve added your challenge number to my TLC card. I hope you don’t mind. If I have time, I’ll make another using glitter. I’m “into” using glittler here lately! Here’s my submission: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/877022?nocache=1

  23. Deena says:

    Fabulous glitter cards!! I hope I will be able to do this over the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Sue (suen) says:

    These are all beautiful, Sharon! I love the added glitter! The wedding dress is fantastic with the dimension you gave the skirt and I love the shimmery veil and added jewelry!

  25. Deborah (beadn&stampn) says:

    Beautiful cards!! I just love the simplistic look of the wedding bands… and the sparkle behind them… gorgeous!! TFS! Here is my card which doubles as last weeks challenge and this one! TFL!


  26. Hey Sharon! Thanks for another fun challenge! Here’s my first one http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/2008/04/pinkpink-petticoat.html I am going to do another today…I used my spica pen and you just can’t see the glitter very well. Hope you are having a great day! 🙂

  27. Lori says:

    Oh, how I loooooooove my glitter! Thanks for the chance to play with sparkly things today, Sharon. Here’s my card:

  28. Carla says:

    What a great challenge, Sharon! I love your glitter cards! I just realized I don’t use glitter nearly enough! Thanks for the reminder!
    Here is my card for the challenge:

  29. Oh my goodness Sharon!! All these sparkly glitterly cards are fabulous!! I love the way you paper pieced the skirt on the bride to get a flare at the hemline. Wonderful!! Beautiful!!

  30. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    I love glitter!!!! My fav kind of challenges. Use one stamp, watercolors, glitter and no embellies and you’ve made a simple awesome card. Thanks for making me pull out my dazzling diamonds. It was collecting dust on the lid. 🙂

  31. Karen Wallace says:

    I put two cards into the challenge, I hope, not real good at this yet, LOL Here is a link to mine SCS gallery,
    I did these cards last fall and they are actually very easy to do.
    Thanks for the inspiration, I love your Iris, that is awesome, I just ordered that set after seeing yours.
    Karen W

  32. Janine says:

    Check out my contribution to the glitter weekend !!!
    Have a great day!

  33. Karen Wallace says:

    I just uploaded a couple more and am working on a lace and butterfly one like I saw on SCS this morning. These were done with acetate, glue and glitter with Holly berry house eggs for Easter.
    Karen W

  34. leanne says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just recently found your blog and this is my first challenge! I outlined the pear with glitter…I don’t know if you can see it. I really need to start using glitter more often. So fun!

  35. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Oh, Sharon, your samples are LOVELY! I rarely use glitter, it’s messy and I always fear it coming off the card. But, I bought some really fine glitter for some Valentine’s cards and it works much bette! Thanks for the reminder to use it. Here is my card:


    Hugs, michelle

  36. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    I made a card for our God-daughter Erin’s confirmation. Just a bit of Spica glitter pen to highlight the cross.


    Thanks for looking!

  37. nancy littrell says:

    You do Glitter so elegantly Sharon! I just uploaded my card, which uses Tinsel Gold EB powder, which adds tons of glitter 🙂 It was a quick card, but I really like the results. Enjoy, Nancy

    Blossoms with Love: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/884302?cat=12465

  38. Deb Neerman says:

    Omigosh, your projects are awesome!!! Glittery objects of desire! Wowza!

    Here’s my humble and not-too-glittery entry:


    I’ll upload to SCS as well.

    Thanks for another great challenge … even though I am glitter-challenged it did help me overcome my fear of glitter!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  39. Kay says:

    Hi Sharon –
    Sorry I haven’t stopped by lately – I’ve just been soooo busy!! I was delighted to se your challenge to use glitter as I just posted a card at SCS that does! Hugs to YOU! and now, off to read and catch up!


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