Sunday, August 23, 2009

J-j-j-j-Jojot Inspired!

It isn't often I get a chance to play in the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS, but this week's hostess is da Muddermark (muchas smoochas!) and the Featured Stamper is Joanne, or jojot and I know how much she looooooooves glitter! So I had to play! Joanne, this one is for you. Not literally, I need a birthday card for my daughter on Tuesday, and I wouldn't send you a glitterfied card anyway.
Joanne always frames her panels in black, for a very striking setting. Her creations are lovely and you can find lots of information and beautiful cards on her blog here.

I like to tease Joanne about glitter, because I brought a project once to a gathering to show everyone how to make the glitter window without knowing that Joanne has an eye condition that causes her to completely avoid glitter. So you can guess what happened . . . we had a glitter explosion which covered her head to toe in glitter.

Glitter window is time consuming but always produces a very sparkly, pretty result. Simple instructions for glitter window . . .
1. Stamp your image on acetate.
2. Using Art Institute dries clear glue, apply one color of glitter at a time.
3. Allow it to dry at LEAST fifteen minutes inbetween applying the next color of glitter. This is a great project to do when you have lots of little housework chores, set the timer, go about your business and when the timer beeps, go back and apply the next color.
4. Flip your image over and use glue dots or brads to attach the acetate to the layer underneath.

This also fits the Midnight Madness sketch challenge for the week, MMSC15 on Priscilla Styles blog. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs (sentiment), Outlines for main image
Paper: Doodlebug Designs designer paper, SU black
Other: Art Institute dries clear glitter, Martha stewart glitter pack, SU vanilla hardware, black (glittery!) brads, Basic Grey fiber

16 comments:

Phyllis said...

Lovely card. Love all the colors and the embellishments especially all the sparkle! The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week. We will be looking for you next week too!

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

Gina said...

Wow this is very nice. I have never done a glitter window before. Maybe I need to try it even though I have done my glittery card for this year!

Belinda said...

So cool! Love all the sparkle!

Stephanie said...

wow...now that's some bling!! i hope your daughter appreciates all the time involved with her gorgeous card!! I'm sure she'll love it :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This glitter window card is beautiful! I love the sparkle!! Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wow, what a card, full of candles, sparkles and curlies! Great card you made. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and I hope you'll play next week. Please stop by my page as you are eligible for the MMSC Candy Prize for playing this sketch, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Sunshine said...

Terrific card!Those glitters took some patience but the end result is spectacular! Good luck with this weeks contest! Hugz, Sunshine of Sunshine's Stamps:)

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

I love all the colors and sparkle! Beautiful card!! Great job on the sketch! Thank you for playing with us this week and hope to see you again next week!

Sue
MMDT Member

JazzyH said...

That is such a great card. I love the colors you used.

Lois Jones said...

GLITTER!!! How appropriate. I love the card you did to honor her. Very neat!!

Diane said...

I'm so glad you included instructions here again. I've seen the technique, but lost the directions I copied. Yours is super-duper cute and I bet it's dazzling IRL. It's fab!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Your card is gorgeous and so glitzy.....and I got just the biggest giggle from your use of all the glitter......and in your telling of the story you were so kind...you didn't say how stupid I was to get the glitter all over me......when I wasn't even touching the glitter....lol...

Karen Lynn said...

Wow, PS, this is an awesome card.

Traci M said...

I love all the glitter!! And what a cool sketch to use for this glamourized birthday card, Peggysue!
Do you have an online source for this glue...you can't get it at a Michael's or Hobby Lobby, right?
Still need to purchase some.

Kay said...

That is beautiful! I have never made one of these before and am probably not patient enough to ever complete one but this is just gorjuss :)

The Mama Monkey said...

OMW this is just stunning!! Seriously, this is just gorgeous. Your glitter story is funny! I hope your friend was OK after the explosion!