Hi everyone, Sonia here with the fabulous ‘Glisten’ collection. If you love a bit of bling like I do, then this is a collection you are going to love! It has both silver and gold highlights with touches of glitter and foil which is ready for your Christmas creating! I couldn’t wait to start playing with Glisten and some Glitter Cardstock – a perfect match!
I opted to use the silver highlights of the Glisten Collection along with some of my favourite Kaisercraft dies.
Kaisercraft products used: P2172 ‘Lustrous’ | P2173 ‘Luminous’ | P2175 ‘Shimmering’ | SS322 Glisten Sticker Sheet | CT865 Glisten Collectables | GC102 Glitter Cardstock Steel | GC103 Glitter Cardstock Platinum | GC104 Glitter Cardstock Crystal | DD941 Stitched Circles Die & Stamp set | DD518 Nesting Tags Die | DD326 Reindeer Die | DD310 Ornate Frame Die | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | TM803 Silver Metal Bookplates | LD81059 Natural Twine
The Glitter Cardstock adds a gorgeous sparkle to your dies! I always use a metal cutting plate under my dies to ensure a nice, clean cut – particularly with some of the more detailed dies
The title of my tag was from the Glisten Sticker Sheet. It was too long for the tag so I cut it in half. Backing the stickers with foam tape adds a wonderful dimension to your piece:
The Reindeer Die (DD326) is one of my favourite dies – who couldn’t love this gorgeous and elegant reindeer?!! I used the ‘Luminous’ paper (P2173) as it has wonderful shades of silver on it from the bauble images that create an interesting illusion of texture on the Reindeer:
The Metal Bookplates are a great way to frame stickers so they add extra dimension to your project”
I have used a few Decorative Dies on my tags and the possibilities of these wonderful tools are endless! It means you can have your shape in any colour or pattern of paper (or cardstock) you wish. As I mentioned before I always use a metal cutting plate underneath my dies when I cut to help get a clean cut. The plates also come in handy if you wish to add a little extra detail to your die cut paper.
I absolutely adore the Detailed Feather Die (DD157)
The Die cuts out the beautiful and detailed outer edge but the lighter blue pieces are not cut when put through your die cutting machine. I really wanted this detail as the solid feather was a little heavy for my tag so, after running the die through my machine, I carefully removed the cut cardstock with the metal die on my metal cutting plate and placed on my desk. Be careful not to move the die and paper / cardstock!
Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the details you wish to keep using the die as a guide. Keeping the die on the metal cutting plate helps with a cleaner cut (it’s not so great for your blade though!)
Once you’ve made all the cuts you need, remove the metal die and you’ll have the extra detail you were looking for!
You can see how delicate the feather looks behind the Ornate Frame:
I hope this has you ready to get into your Christmas crafting – after all, Christmas is only 12 Sundays away!