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  • To glitter or not to glitter..

    Hi,

    I love making handmade cards but seem a little hesitant to glitter them, personally I love cards with glitter but a couple of people I have asked don't, they think the glitter ends up everywhere but on the cards themselves, anyone else have any thoughts on this or should I just make what I like and sprinkle it everywhere

    Vicky x

  • #2
    Hi Vicky,

    I like cards with glitter, and although the glitter does end up everywhere I think this is part of the charm of them. It's also funny when people in an office are trying to sign a card without the person it's going to finding out, and they all end up with glitter on their faces!!!
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    • #3
      LOL! yeah. I agree lovin the glitter, men don't seem to like it much though ( however a few of my male friends do!)
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      • #4
        I think glitter on anything adds just that little bit extra zing!
        Works on cup cakes and fabric so why not cards as well. Go for it
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        • #5
          I'm not that big a fan of glitter - it gets everywhere! But in the occasional instance when a card shouts out loudly enough for it I tend to use stickles (very fine glitter glue so it doesn't get everywhere) or glitter paper where again the glitter is well embedded.
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          • #6
            I was never a fan of glitter...as a recipient and as a card maker for whom unintentionally wearing it is an occupational hazard LOL ...and then I was at a papercraft expo in the USA and stumbled across this fabulous glittery magical stuff - that does not fall or rub off once stuck to the item....and if you want/like you can also colour over the top of it. Sadly I do not recall the name of it and my own personal stash of it was transported in clear plastic bags and is now in clear jars. ...not very helpful I'm afraid.

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            • #7
              I like glitter on cards, but only where it forms part of the detail, (for example, only the balloons on a birthday card are glittered). Too much glitter looks gaudy to me and as people have already said it does get everywhere, so the more glitter on the card, the more it gets on to the card's recipient.
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              • #8
                Glitter cards are beautiful!! And yes it depends upon the person whom you are gifting it to... whether he doesnt likes or likes glitter!!!
                Its better to place glitter only in few parts of the cards... where a person doesn't touches!!

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                • #9
                  I used to associate glittery cards with old-fashioned (not as in specifically designed to be OF, just OF). However, I love adding glitter but tend to use it to accent something, or if using the Stickles-type I add a blob and spread/wipe it over a piece of decoupage or a letter with finger of brush. I also love to use glitter card - some just gets everywhere, but there is some available that seems to be well made and doesn't drop so much glitter. If I can remember where and who I will let you all know.

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                  • #10
                    Maybe make a variety so people can choose. I have a friend who hates glitter, which is a nightmare at Christmas because I prefer glittery cards at Christmas so have to find something not sparkly for hers!!
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                    • #11
                      Thank you!

                      I think I will try using glitter to accent a couple of things first and maybe get some different glitters and experiment!

                      Vicky

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                      • #12
                        I don't like glitter (which is tough as the mother of a glitter loving girlie). I have a couple of friends who react very badly to it as well (causes a rash), so it might be worth trying to ensure that it's properly stuck down (or better still encased or used in embossing powder).
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                        • #13
                          I have recently discovered the art of decoupage and have made a couple of xmas cards with this method and have used glitter pens to add touches of glitter, gold around the halo's and some green on the tree and on the snow touches of silver. Just adds a little christmas magic also done a polar bear one today and added some clear shimmered glitter to it on the snow parts (nose, santa hat and one the ground) just adds another dimension to the card. Wont add it to everyone though x

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                          • #14
                            I love a bit of glitter on cards depending on the style. I use a quickie glue pen to get a small amount of glue on my project just where I want and then sprinkle with glamour dust over the glue.

                            I just love glamour dust, it's a very fine glitter and adds ( for me ) the right amount of sparkle. It gets every where but I tell my husband it's posh dust when he moans.
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                            • #15
                              I love glitter!!! But when I was a teenager I liked to put loose glitter inside cards so it covered the recipient, so I'm probably not the best person to ask. With my grown up head on, I think glitter should be used sparingly and most cards look better without it. With my silly, immature head on, I'm quite tempted to bring back glittery mail bombs.

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