Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Glitterin' Good Tea Party

Our first Tea Party of '09, and Donelda challenged us to bring on the bling - specifically of the glittery variety.

I really love the sentiment and the bird in the Shelley set, and thought it would work well for this challenge. I pulled out the granola BasicGrey pad, and selected this simple blue print as well as several coordinating "solids." I stamped the bird and the sentiment onto the lightest one, then trimmed away. I traced the bird with stardust stickles - my favorite way to add sparkle while still allowing color to come through (plus I always seem to make a big mess with loose glitter!). I cut the bottom of the printed paper with decorative scissors to add a bit more interest, and then layered a narrow strip of paper under the sentiment (which is a better option than ribbon if you're planning to mail something out).

Be sure to go visit Susan, Dina, Giovana & Donelda to see what sparkly goodness they have to share! :)


Giovana said...

Love it Trish!!!

Have a great day.

Donelda said...

That is such an elegant bird! and he looks really good with the sparkle around him!! And who said glitter wasn't messy...that is part of the fun!! I'm shimmering for days after using it LOL! That is why I generally make a whole bunch of cards and things with glitter if I'm going to pull it out and make a mess!! LOL

Susan T. said...

I like the idea of using a paper strip in place of ribbon. It gives the card a nice, clean look, and the color you chose ties in nicely with the bird's outline. Nice job.