Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Glitter Sisters

 This year has brought many blessings and surprises. One of the biggest blessings has been the friendships that have developed between the ladies on Mountain Plains Crafters. I was blessed to get to meet Terri in real life. These ladies are my crafting sisters. The other day, after talking about how we are crafting sisters, Jennifer said glitter is thicker than blood. I said we should make glitter cards in honor of our friendship. 
 I knew I wanted to make poinsettias on my card with red glitter. I was going to use red cardstock with red glitter,  But when it came time to get started,  I decided to use my encyclopedia pages with my die cut. I scribbled with tombow  liquid glue I sprinkled red glitter over the scribbles.
I used gold thread in my sewing machine to add some interest to the background and to add the  cheesecloth When I was done sewing I sprayed the whole card with gold shimmer paint. This photo shows how the gold shimmer paint looks on the black cardstock.

 I added Aleene's tacky glue to the center of the flowers and put some gold beads. 

The cheesecloth, drywall tape, and encyclopedia pages made a very non-traditional looking card, but I really like how it came together. Kind of like our friendship. We are all really different in our tastes and styles and experiences, but when we come together it just works. 


Check out what my craft sisters have made. HERE.


  1. Hello MariLynn thank you ever so much for popping over to visit my blog post and for leaving a comment its really appreciated. I love your poinsettia card all the detailing came together perfectly. Have a wonderful week Anita http://itsamistrydesignstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Dear friend......this is beautiful! Your artistry was really working wonderfully for this creation. I love the encyclopedia poinsettias and all the MariLynn touches. Perfect. Merriest of Christmases to you, my crafty sister!

  3. MariLynn this is fabulous - full of texture and glitter and sparkle but not overdone at all!
    Trusting your Christmas day has been blessed.