Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MCT Show Me Your Technique Mini-Hop!


It's "Show Me Your Technique" with My Creative Time today, and Jeanne, Kim, and I are each sharing something fun with you!  I decided to step out of the box with my project and use glitter!  Those who know me well know that I don't particularly enjoy the messy side of crafting, so this was really a stretch!  I started by cutting a tree at 6" from the Cricut Christmas Solutions cartridge.  Before adhering it to my card base, I heat embossed a star from My Creative Time's Warm Holiday Fun stamp set.


Next came the fun part!  I die cut some ornaments from the dies that come with Warm Holiday Fun, and then I used The Essential Glue Pad to stamp the coordinating designs across them.  I sprinkled glitter onto each ornament, which stuck to the glue design!  I then adhered these to the tree.


I heat embossed this perfect sentiment, also from Warm Holiday Fun, on the inside.

To see this technique in action, you can watch the video below:



And below, I have a couple of tags I made for last Christmas using this technique with the MCT All Around Christmas Stamp Set and Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies.  You can see the original post here.




Now, be sure to visit Jeanne and Kim's blogs to see their fabulous techniques today!!!  Here is our hop line-up:

Katie <-- You are here


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40 comments:

Gina said...

So pretty! I'm not a huge glitter fan but this is just the right amount and looks perfect!
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Joan Smith said...

Great card I love it and doubly excited because I bought the Warm Holidays die and stamp set and have the cartridge you used..and of course the glue stamp pad and the MS glitter and embossing powder. So needless to say can't wait to make this card!! I love the way you crafted I am a messy scrapper and do keep things neat though just the way you did it. You are a very talented gal..TFS!!!!!

Scrapper28.aka.Deb said...

Katie that card is gorgeous! I can't wait to use those dies from the Warm Holiday Fun set to scrap my children's Santa Photos from birth - now I know how I'm going to dress up those ornaments. Thanks for sharing!
Deb. xo
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snappy scrappy said...

Great video...neat technique. Love the finished card...too pretty!! Lee-Ann :)

VICTORIA said...

Love the card and the video thanks for sharing Jeanne!!1 :)

Cathryn said...

Beautiful job on these Katie!!! The sparkle is gorgeous. Good for you on stepping out of your comfort zone!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Leanne said...

The ornaments came out gorgeous Katie! I've not use glitter much before but now you have me wanting to give it a try!! I need to get me one of those glue pads!! Beautiful card!! Hugs, Leanne

Kim H said...

Katie ~ OMG! Well you know I ADORE your card! I LOVE the tree and the ornaments remind me of those big bulbs everyone is using lately! CLEVER idea!!!! But the best part of this ~ actually there are two "best" parts ~ (1) being I have ALL the supplies! NEVER used that glue pad because I didn't know what to do with it or how to use it! LOL! But (2) YOU USED GLITTER!!!!! LOL!!! I am shocked!!! But you did EXECELLENT!!! As always LOVE watching yoru videos! Oh I forgot I LOVE the paper you used too!!! That silver and purple are so PERFECT for Christmas!!!!!

CathyinMN said...

Great Christmas card! Thank you for the tutorial on stamping with glitter.

Danielle Lee said...

Thanks for the video tutorial. The tree is such a beautiful cut and the ornaments added just the right bling. Thanks for sharing.

LindaV said...

Love the touch of glitter on your ornaments and the embossed tree is so pretty.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

yea, I'm so proud of you that you ventured out and did something messy! your card turned out beautiful!!!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Katie, I love your glitter technique!

Micia Piercy said...

YEA!!! A video you totally rocked it ! I am always scared to use glue on my stamps but this was great :)

Micia

Brenda said...

I love this card! you did an awesome job! I do like glitter and plan to do this! thanks for sharing

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What beautiful card Katie... you did so good using the glitter.. :-) hugs from ukiah

Kim's Kreations said...

I have glittered using stamps and it is messy but the effect is well worth it. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.
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tracym110 said...

beuatiful card!! I love glitter and had no idea about that type of stamp pad! Great job!
Tracy

luvtosew said...

I like the way you used the glitter. I haven't tried using glitter yet because of my fear of the mess, but the ornaments look great. Thanks for sharing how you did this.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful card Katie! I love the glitter technique and it's perfect for such a fabulous Christmas card! :)

Shar said...

LOVE this Katie!! I love that you used messy glitter. :) And your card is beautiful. Great video!!!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Your card turned out Beautifully. TFS. I've had my glue pad for some time and never opened it. Now I know what it's for. (lol) Smooches...

Viv said...

How amazing! I just got this stamp set today and here you are with a great idea how to use it!! Brilliant idea for using glitter on the ornaments. TFS.

Lisa said...

Very pretty and what a great idea. Now you will be using glitter alot :)

Nancy said...

Love this Katie!! What an awesome technique!! Your card is beautiful and I enjoyed the video!!!! hugs

Nancy said...

Love this Katie!! What an awesome technique!! Your card is beautiful and I enjoyed the video!!!! hugs

Suzanne said...

Hi Katie!
WOW! Your Christmas card is so BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your glitter technique! You've inspired me to try the glitter on my Christmas projects this year....I have tons of glitter that I rarely use because of the mess but, we do need a little sparkle during the holidays :)
Have a GREAT day!

Suzanne
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Cassandra said...

Great video!! You are a glitter goddess!! Way to go. You are brave..I can't do glitter...WAY TOO MESSY! Nice job :)

Jennifer said...

Katie,

I love it!!! :) I have a glue pad and never think to use it! ;) Quick question: what do you use to clean your stamps to get the glue off?

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your video,

Jennifer
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Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this idea....awesome technique....love it....and will try this too...thanks for sharing...

quilt4fun2 said...

Great way to glitter with the least amount of messy! I also don't do much glittering. Stickles are my glitter effects. I do like the glue pad idea...thanks for the great video showing how to do it. I like your card and tree cut...the ornaments look great on it. Your scallop circle tags with vellum are way cute.
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Ally said...

Love your card. I lick working with glitter so this looks like a fun card to make. thanks for sharing.

Mommy25 said...

Super cute! i've gotta try this now. thanks.

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Glora said...

Awesome job Katie. I was given that glue pad as a gift and have never really done anything with it. I may just have to get it back out and play with it. Awesome job. I love the silver embossing too. Hugs- Glora

cardchick's world said...

cute card...great video..

maryanns said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love MS glitter and use it frequently when creating projects during Christmas! The silver embossing is spectacular. Great job!

Sheri R said...

I think you did a beautiful job!

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sarah said...

TFS!!!sooo cute LUV all ur idea's...:)

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with your video Katie!and your card is BEAUTIFUL!!great technique my friend,Have a SUPER day!!!:)

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card, love the tree and ornaments, lovely tag to, awesome!!!
Paula