Saturday, May 9, 2009

Banana Split Sunday: Glitter Me Silly

It's time for another Banana Split Sunday challenge over at 2RedBananas! This week we want you to use glitter in your card or project today. Loose glitter, glitter paper, stickles - anything with glitter in it counts!!

This is also a prize week which means you have a chance to win your choice of one container of glitter. You can check them all out HERE!!

I wanted to create something besides a card and used some simple supplies to create a little bookmark. See that ribbon? It's the most wonderful velvet ribbon! In my opinion, velvet is one of the greatest inventions ever! And Jeanette has some in the store along with lots of other great ribbons too!

Here's another shot of the bookmark. I actually made two of these to give away as little gifts. I hope the recipients enjoy them! The verse is part of The Gift, a set that was released with Easter in mind but that has uses throughout the year.

If you'd like to achieve this look in glitter, it's very simple! Here's what you'll need for this technique:
Transparency/Acetate sheet
StazOn Ink
Loose Glitter
*Stamp image/sentiment on transparency using StazOn ink.
*Run through your Xyron machine applying adhesive to the back.
*Cover with glitter.
*Run through your Xyron again, applying adhesive again and then attach to your cardstock base.
Be sure to visit the rest of the Bananas and see their glitter projects. I've been able to have a little sneak peek and they are super fun! Lots of wonderful details and shiny glitter!
Today kicks off the week of peeks for the May Releases at 2RedBananas. So be sure to come back around to see those!


Gina said...

Great sparkle. I know what you mean about velvet ribbon!

Deb said...

So elegant and beautiful Cassie! I love velvet ribbon too! That verse is perfect for Mother's Day or any day!

Kimmie0270 said...

That is a yummy yummy fabulous bookmark!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cool effect with the glitter and transparency!! Love it!

June Houck said...

Very pretty, Cassie...and that ribbon looks so scrummy!!!

Danni said...

So sparkly and pretty!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Pretty pretty! I just love things with glitter.

Wendy said...

Very cute Cassie! Great job! The ribbon is very pretty. :)

tmcc4 said...

Wow it's so pretty!! hmmm a challenge using glitter sounds like fun.. TFS!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your take on this challenge - very sparkley!

Wendy said...

These bookmarks are so pretty. I love that technique you used with the glitter and transparencies.

Silke said...

Super cute bookmark - Cassie!!! Love all the sparkle - very cool effect :)!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!! ~S~

Jeanette - said...

Cassie - this is so beautiful and such a cool technique!! Thanks for the instructions too :)

Tricia said...

cool tutorial! thanks! i will try it! I am always looking for new ways to use the glitter I have collected! BTW, i tried your button tutorial the other day using coordinated paper and VOILA! IT WORKS!!!!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

neat technique. I have to get some more glitter. i only have cheap dollar store glitter and it isn't that nice. any brands to recommend?