Saturday, December 6, 2014

Just Us Girls #270 - Word Week

This week at Just Us Girls it's Word Week.  Sue is our hostess and she has chosen Sparkle as our word.  With everyone in Christmas card production right now, it shouldn't be hard to make a card with some sparkle.  Here's how I was inspired!

I posted two views because I wanted you to see the sparkle!  I never was sure how to add glitter and get it to stay on the paper.  A friend of mine, thank you Donna, sent me a video of a tutorial for Stampin' Up Heat and Stick.  I didn't have Heat and Stick but thought it must be very similar to Tim Holtz Sticky Embossing Powder.  I cut out the hole for the window and then stamped VersaMark all over the surface of some white card stock.  I applied the Sticky Embossing Powder and heat set it. This stuff stays sticky for a while, so I sprinkled Gina K. Design Prismatic Glitter in Frozen all over the surface and heat set it.  This panel is amazing!  If you have never tried the Prismatic Glitter from GKD, I urge you to give it a try.  You will love it!  The stamp set I used was illustrated by Theresa Momber and is available at Gina K. Designs.  I love the Cardinal image!  This is the most majestic of birds.  I'm a little partial because it is the state bird of Indiana.  We have a huge Blue Spruce tree in our yard and it houses many Cardinals.  They are so gorgeous against a snowy background.

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful sparkly cards the rest of the team have made this week.  I can't wait to see your sparkle!

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our December challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of February.  Good luck!

The Recipe:

Gina K. Designs Peace and Joy stamps
GKD Prismatic Glitter Frozen
Tim Holtz Sticky Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Standard Circles dies


  1. That background is amazing! I thought it was just some glitter paper until I read your post, gorgeous. Love that beautiful cardinal perched on that branch.

  2. This is so pretty and if it doesn't rub off that is wonderful. I always get glitter everywhere so I need to try one of these products. Thanks so much.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Everything about it from the sparkle panel to your fabulous Cardinal :) Excellent creation~

  4. This is gorgeous Sharyn. I thought it was glitter paper also. You did a wonderful job with the glitter and also the lovely cardinal image.

  5. You out did yourself on this Sparkle challenge! This card is gorgeous...and glad you showed both photos too! Love this card my friend!

  6. Your sparkly card is just fabulous. I love seeing cards with cardinals as we don't have them here. And I love how you often use vellum for your sentiments especially this one.

  7. This is just GORGEOUS, Sharyn. That cardinal is amazing, especially being showcased inside the circle. Love the sparkle-y background too. Stunning!

  8. WOW, at first I thought it was a piece of glitter paper! So cool, I will have to check that glitter out. Great card! Love it.

  9. Love the cardinal and all the glitter! Well done my dear! Have a Blessed day!

  10. You done good! lol This card makes my heart skip a a very good way! I {heart} Red Cardinals and love all that sparkle and shine you achieved, isn't that Prismatic Glitter awesome? Well done, my friend, very well done! Merry Merry!

  11. Oh woooww Sharyn...I adore the red colors on your card
    that sparkle paper so stand out with your red color..the Image is so lovely and I love the add of vellum with that sentiment...perfect blue background
    I ADORE your DT card...
    I am joining at Just Us Girl again this time..wish you like to visiting me back and maybe leaving me some love too..big hugs, Monika


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