Winter Sparkle and Adhesive Giveaway!

Hello there! Hope your new year is off to a great start. Today, I have a few projects to share that feature products from Therm O Web and to top it off, they have donated a fabulous assortment of adhesives for one lucky reader to win (and who couldn’t use some free adhesive?!).

All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Winners will be announced here on January 23.

There is nothing like adding a little sparkle and shimmer to help brighten up a dreary winter day. My first card was easy to make, but hard to photograph… hope you can see the subtle shimmer of the Glitter Dust spray. I created the sentiment using my computer and printed it onto white cardstock. The hearts were stamped in gold ink and then I created a heart-shaped stencil out of scrap paper by folding it in half and cutting out half a heart – exactly the way I learned to make them in kindergarten. I placed the stencil over the card and sprayed with Gold Glitter Dust.

This wedding card was created using a new type of adhesive from Therm O Web called iCraft. I love how easy it is to punch or die cut sheets of this adhesive. It also comes in circles or as a roll of tape in various widths. The adhesive is super thin so it doesn’t add any extra bulk to your project.

Here is how I made the flower… after die cutting a bunch of petals from an inexpensive crepe paper roll I picked up at a party store,

I ran a glue stick over the end of each petal and sprinkled on a bit of vintage glass glitter. Using a glue stick rather than a liquid adhesive, you get just a light dusting of glitter on the edge of each petal.

Before you know it, you have a whole bunch ready to go.

The iCraft circles make a perfect base for each layer of petals. Peel off the protective sheet on top of the circle to expose the adhesive

and start adding petals.

Create two more layers of petals with an iCraft dot in between each until you are happy with the way it looks – don’t mind too much about the center, as that will be covered. I used two sizes of hearts to create the petals.

Notice how the flower is still on the backing sheet of the original iCraft dot… essentially what you have created is a flower sticker. When you are ready to attach the flower, all you need to do is peel the flower off the backing sheet and adhere it to your project. I added some ribbon and a brad to cover up the center.

To create the glittered flourishes, die cut the shape from a sheet of iCraft. Attach the back to the card, peel off the protective covering from the front, and sprinkle with glitter.

I love how this lets you apply glitter so precisely… it would be almost impossible to get a liquid glue to follow such a detailed pattern.

Supplies

  • Glitter Dust, iCraft Dots and Sheets, SuperStik Glue Stick – Therm O Web
  • Vintage Silver Glitter – Art Institute Glitter
  • Heart stamps – Karen Foster Design
  • Heart dies – Papertrey Ink
  • Flourish die – QuicKutz
  • Pearl brad – K&Company
  • Gold gem brads – Karen Foster Design

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (www.alicegolden.com)

28 thoughts on “Winter Sparkle and Adhesive Giveaway!

  1. Wow…love this sweet flower. the texture is wonderful. Guess I’m going to have to head to the dollar store!

  2. Thanks for the tip about the glue stick giving just a hint of glitter. Also I love how you made the flower. The stenciled heart though is so neat. I never would have thought of spraying Glitter Dust using a stencil.

    Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous assortment of adhesives.

  3. Absolutely stunning card. Would make a beautiful page layout too! Thanks for the project idea, AND the great gift package of “sticky stuff”! :)

  4. Love the info on making the flower and the new adhesive used to make the flourish was great as well. Sounds like a really good thing!

    • Great ideas! TFSI keep all of my scraps soertd by color in 12 x 12 pocket folders. More often than not my cards and embellishments are made from scraps! Great way to save money and recycle! Any diecuts that I don’t use or that are the wrong size I often save for my 6 year old daughter. She loves to craft cards and collages with “momma’s leftovers”.jlhudson2 at cox dot net

  5. Love the ingenuity in making the flower. Interesting to learn that you can use glue stick to make glitter stick. Never thought it would have enough adhesive. Thanks for giving me something new to try :D

  6. I can’t beleive how thin that I craft sheet can be cut. I am dying to try it out, don’t know if I can wait for the giveaway, might need to go purchase some now! Your cards are beeyootiful , thanks for the inspiration .

  7. Love the glitter on the homemade flower. I make homemade cards for my out of state family every month…can’t wait to send this for valentines.

  8. The flowers are lovely! I have been needing a creative outlet for so long – looks like I just found one!!

    Thank you for sharing this!

  9. Thanks for the chance to win! I do not own that crgirtdae and would love to add it to my library!I have a large accordian style envelope type folder that I keep all of my scraps sorted by color in. It’s great especially when I’m working on my Disney Cricut cuts and I need just itty bitty pieces for eyes, lips, faces…etc.Melissawww.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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