Yes, I know it isn’t Christmastime and I can’t even claim Christmas in July, but I recently ran across this holiday card I made last winter and I JUST HAD to share it with you!
See, I first heard about glass glitter at the Stampin’ Up! convention last summer. They talked about how it would tarnish and give you this antique feel. I couldn’t really grasp what they were talking about but I nodded my head and went along with it. Fast forward to last December – I was trying to come up with a card for one of my card nights and I thought it would be fun to play with this “no-tie” ribbon technique and after stamping the snowman on the white cardstock, I added glass glitter to the Bashful Blue cardstock base and then said “Eww!”. So I set the pieces aside on a shelf and promptly forgot about them. 🙂
Fast forward again to a couple weeks ago, and I rediscovered the cardbase with glitter and it looked so different! Of course now I thought it was cool, so I added some Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait cardstock as mats behind my snowman and colored him in with markers and it was a whole different card.
To help you see what I mean… here is a picture showing what the Silver Glass Glitter looks like out of the jar next to what it looks like after a few months sitting on a shelf on a card:
And here is a close up of the tarnished silver glitter:
Cool, huh? I’m now going to have to experiment with the different colors because now with the Occasions mini you can get 3 different colors of Glass Glitter:
So I hope this was useful for you… it was a fun accidental experiment for me. I’d love to hear what you think about the Glass Glitter. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about how it tarnishes.