Friday 16 February 2018

Glitters and Micro Pearls

Hi friends...Dr Sonia here on Crafters Corner blog after nearly a year!!!
Life threw me a few curves last year and I had to take a break from DT work now things have settled  down and so thrilled to be rejoining back with Shalini in the capacity of Blog Educator which gives me a lot of freedom which was not possible in the role of DT.
I am a bit rusty so please bear with me while I ease into things and share a fairly simple post.
I am not going to bore you with my usual long essays in this post as the gorgeous products I am showcasing are super simple to use and they literally do shine on their own!!
I am sure you will agree that Pop Up Cards are very special cards not only because of the fun element but because they are flat folding and easy to mail. The only problem with pop up card designs is to add that extra bit of jazzing without adding bulky embellishments and flowers!

I had actually made the basic framework of this whimsical pop up box card even before Shalini sent me her gorgeous DMC products.Even though the card had a lot of beautiful elements, it looked really dull and because I wanted to keep it flat for mailing I was struggling with how to embellish it.
DMC products
The beautiful newly launched glitter array and special micro and micro mini pearls from DMC helped transform the Pop Up Card creating areas of interest and beauty without making it bulky!

I used glossy accents  on the mushroom which by the way is a beautiful Marianne die I got on "Preorder" from Crafters Corner. Like many of you I too am extremely apprehensive about directly ordering from overseas .....what with the unreliability of the postal services and the unpredictability of the customs duties which can be levied! It was so easy to preorder...all it entailed was emailing  Crafters Corner!!

You can actually use any kind of glue but I find that using a really tacky and fast grabbing glue like glossy accents and Aleene's tacky glue made sticking glitters and pearls really fast and less messier. In this instance, the floppy cattail reeds I applied the glossy accents to made them stiffer and nicely rigid holding their shape better.
 Just look at the beautiful look of the rainbow glitter chunks.....when I read the label rainbow I was actually afraid to experiment with it... but oooh they are now my favorite type of glitter creating such a unique dazzle!!

Wherever you want a subtle shimmer, opt for micro sparkling dust or microfine glitter . And if you want a bit more pizzaz opt for the sparkling dust.

In the photo above you can see how dull parts of the card originally looked before adding glitters .It may be okay for a muted card but  it's not the look you would want for a happy looking birthday card! The "birthday" was outline with  rainbow glitter and oooh it dazzles so prettily even from across the room!

The little mushrooms and the cute mice and hedgehog [from Penny Black]all have subtle micro sparkling dust and micro fine glitter on them!

And that is how the sparkling Pop Up Card looks  beside the bonsai orange tree in my garden!

Supplies : You can buy from Crafters Corner 
Glitters all DMC brand : Rainbow Glitter Chunks
Die cutting Machine : Sizzix Big Shot 


  1. Its great to see you back :) this is a beautiful card & such a fun, cool way to add sparkle to a project.

    1. Thank you so much for the warm welcome Preeti.


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