Sunday, October 10, 2010

Glow in the Dark Mummy Card

Hi everyone!  First off, I would like to give a big HELLO to all of my new followers.  We're up to 75 followers in my little corner of the blogosphere, 25 to 100 (and a giveaway!)  I truly thank all of you for choosing to follow my blog.  I hope you are inspired by my projects.  I have a lot more planned for this blog (including Cricut Cake stuff!  I REALLY need to put some up!), and I'm glad you are here to experience it with me :)

I finally broke down last week and bought the Martha Stewart Glow in the Dark Glitter.  I saw it was cheaper at JoAnns then at Michaels, so I used a coupon and bought it.
The first thing you should know about this glitter is that it REALLY glows in the dark!  I couldn't get a good picture, but MAN it glows.  Just make sure you leave your project out in the light for awhile beforehand to "charge".  In the daylight, it looks like a clear, fine glitter that looks really nice on projects.  I really wanted to test it out, so I threw together a Halloween easel card that I knew her glitter would work on.

  • 4 1/4" by 11" piece of purple cardstock
  • 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of black cardstock
  • Midnight Spell Matstack (for mat)
  • Midnight Spell Glitter Matstack (for green glitter paper)
  • Happy Hauntings cartridge (for mummy)
  • Michaels Dollar Bin Stamp
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Martha Stewart Glow in the Dark Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
  • Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
  • Recollections brads
  • White Gel Pen

This is your standard A2 easel card.  You can make the sentiment any width or length you'd like, as long as there is enough room for the easel to "pop up" on.  I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder (much easier then stamping in white).

I don't have a Xyron (I really need one) so I had to go over the whole mummy with MS glitter glue before applying the glitter.  Make sure you give him plenty of time to dry before putting him on your card.  I used pop dots to adhere him, and cut little tiny ones for all of his limbs and the wrapping so he would be supported.

Wanna know the best part?

I mixed in a little of the Glow in the Dark Glitter in with the white embossing powder, so the SENTIMENT glows in the dark too!!!  LOVE IT!

If you have this glitter and haven't broken it out yet, you SHOULD!  It's so much fun to play with :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Hopefully I should have some BAKING projects up this week, so stay tuned!


frogquilter said...

Off to J's to see if I can find this! My GK's would love this on their Halloween cards! X your fingers--my J's is so small they may not have it boo hoo

xosparklesxo said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing about the glow in the dark glitter, I'll have to look into it :) I came by to say congrats on making Tracy's design team. Have a great day!

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