Glitter & Glitz Birthday Card

Hello. I’m back again with another Glitz Design Challenge entry – I wasn’t going to enter more this month, but then last week’s theme was glitter! Regular readers will know I couldn’t possibly resist such a theme!

I made a card this time to change it up a bit, and because I have totally run out of Birthday cards so I need to stock up…

Glitter & Glitz Birthday Card:

Glitter & Glitz Birthday Card by Jennifer Grace

I used the new 77 collection again (like I did on my New Haircuts Layout), choosing some of the bolder coloured papers from the 6×6 pad for this card. I really liked the orange colour in the geometric pattern, so I found a similar glitter  (American Crafts ‘Carrot’ Fine Glitter).

I used a small old paintbrush to rub some PVA glue (you could also use Mod Podge) along the edges of a 77 giant rhinestone, and the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment which I’d stamped onto white card. Then I placed them both on an old cookie cooling rack, with a piece of paper below it, and threw on a ton of glitter:

Glitter & Glitz Birthday Card by Jennifer Grace

Then I left them to dry over night before shaking off the excess glitter (you can’t see much glitter on the piece of paper above because I had to move it to photograph it).

These were nice and sparkly, but I also added dots of Crystal Stickles around the edge of the ‘Oh Baby It’s A Wild World’ card – you can just about see them in the photos but they give a nice subtle glisten in real life. I also stitched some twinkly gold embroidery thread down the centre of the geometric pattern on the left, and added a few shiny sequins:

Glitter & Glitz Birthday Card by Jennifer Grace

What do you think, just enough glitter?

I hope you have a sparkly weekend!

Jennifer x

  • What a fab card, love the extra touches of glitter around the edges..very creative!

    March 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  • Lisa Swift

    So pretty with the touches of gold!

    March 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm
  • very cute card! love the glitter

    March 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm
  • Katalina-Marie

    cool card!

    March 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm
  • I love this card!! It’s so awesome!!

    March 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm
  • Such a striking card with just the perfect amount of glitter! 🙂

    March 28, 2014 at 6:46 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    What a WILD and fun card. Good luck!

    March 29, 2014 at 2:28 am
  • Great card! Love how you have added the glitter.

    March 29, 2014 at 8:22 am
  • Looks so good jennifer. I really should hook out my glitters and use some x

    March 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm
  • I do love me some sparkle and love it on your card 🙂

    March 31, 2014 at 3:23 am
  • This is such a fun & bright card!! LOVE the glitter!! Thanks so much for playing along in our March Glitz Design project challenge…we LOVE seeing your work!!

    March 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm
  • Love the glittery stitching!

    April 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm
  • Yes, the perfect touch of glitter ! Beautiful card, love the color palette !

    April 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

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