bling on reality at The Wholesaler.

9:42:00 AM

so it's back to reality for us after a week of sun and bliss in the most gorgeous part of our country, the Eastern Cape. From JBay we drove about an hour to a place called Eerste rivier (first river). we had no reception, no internet - but we had peace, the blue blue ocean and we had an amazing time of creativity! it was heaven!
 but we are back and ready to with that here is the new article on using some bling from
The Wholesaler. they have an amazing range of goodies to add some bling to your crafting projects and you really are spoilt for choice. hope you have a wonderful week! enjoy!
There’s nothing like a little bling on a crafting project. It’s not just only the adults that love glitter and shiny goodies but give a little girl a bit of glitter and she will smile for an entire day. So given the chance to work with lots of bling on some projects indeed brought a big smile to my face.

Good Stuff ATC Card
For a quick ATC [Artist Trading Card] I used the Cuttlebug Butterfly die and cut it out of packaging cardstock that is thick and sturdy with a white colouring. I adhered the butterfly to a base printed image using Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive for a string bond. The butterfly die-cut is covered with a layer of Anita’s 3D glaze and then immediately sprinkled with gold glitter. I leave the glaze to dry for a couple of minutes and then shake off the excess glitter before decorating the ATC.

I adhere the die-cut to my project first and let it dry and settle, before I add the glaze and the glitter layer. If you add the glaze and glitter while the die-cut is loose it will curl and buckle and the glaze will run off of the die-cut. Remember that it is worth while taking your time when working with the glaze to avoid accidentally getting some glaze on the rest of your project

Quick adhesive alternatives for glitter and microbeads
There are various ways of adhering glitter and microbeads to a project, the following is what I use
·         Purple Turtle Double Sided Tape
·         Anita’s 3D glaze
·         Super Sticky Double Sided Tape
·         Glue Dots
I love the convenience of the American Crafts Glitter Tapes - quick and easy to use and the colours are amazing
Cherish Butterfly Card
I used a combination of AC Glitter Tapes to create a custom accent for a card. I used strips of different colours of tapes and adhered them flush against each other to a piece of plain cardstock. I then used the Cuttlebug and Butterfly die to cut out a butterfly from the multi-coloured glitter paper. To tone down the brightness of the glitter and create dimension I used the same die-cut butterfly in vellum and adhered it using glitter brads to the base butterfly. I attached the glitter butterfly to a stamped base coloured using some Crystalina glitter glue on selected areas. Finally I added some microbeads using Anita’s 3D glaze for more colour, texture and dimension.

Products used
AC Glitter Tape - Begonia 3/8 inch [AC 96006]
AC Glitter Tape - Powder 3/8 inch [AC 96020]
AC Glitter Tape - Gold 3/8 inch [AC 96039]
AC Glitter Tape - Spinach 3/8 inch [AC 96057]
AC Glitter Tape - Chestnut 3/8 inch [AC 96037]
AC Glitter Tape - Taffy 3/8 inch [AC 96004]
Medium Glitter Brads – Tropicals [AC 85347]
Medium Glitter Brads – Brights [AC 85348]
Cuttlebug Combo Butterflies [PC 37-1651]
Wow! Glitter Extra Fine – Gold [AC 27310]
POP! Microbeads – Gold [AC 27350]
Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour – Crystalina [ADCO 721971]
Sn@p! Life Paper Pad 6x6 [SS 2801]
Timeless Vintage Clear Stamp – Cherish [KCCS831]
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss Finish (59 ml) [D25401]
This to That Super Sticky Double Sided Tape - 1/4 inch x 5 yd [AC 61753]
Glue Dots Pop Up [GD12296-75]
Purple Turtle Double Sided Tape - 24mm [PT 90125]

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