Friday, January 14, 2011

Flashback Friday -- Glitter? Gulp!

My lovely and talented friend Amy is the guest designer over at Flashback Friday today, so I thought I'd play along!  It's always a half fun/half cringe experience for me to go back and look at my early projects, and this one was no exception.  The challenge was to find your first project using glitter.  Glitter and I have a love-hate relationship -- it can often add just the right touch and make a project pop, but I struggle sometimes to use it to its best advantage.  My first glitter card was a total craft fail.  In fact, I'm pretty sure it's never seen the light of day until now...


How appropriate that it's a Valentine's card, since that's our next holiday!  This file was saved in my archives as "glitter crazy."

And just to redeem myself, I had to share my first successful use of glitter -- this big glittery snowflake card.  LOVE this one!



Hey, if you head over to Flashback Friday and play along, there is a really cute stamp set up for grabs.  Happy Friday!

5 comments:

~amy~ said...

Well, thanks sooo much for playing along...love your explanation on your first glitter card...love/hate...I gotcha...I'm the same way:) LOVE your 2nd card...sooooo stinkin' cute!!!! Glad that you joined us in Flashback Friday 7.0!!!

Amy C said...

Haha!! I love your title and description that goes along with your card. I also had to dig into the archives and find a layout (not exactly flattering) that hadn't been posted to my blog before. It is always to nice to see how much we grow from previous experiences. I just love your glittery Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us on Flashback Friday 7.0!!

Hugs,
Amy ♥

GCgirl said...

Your Christmas glitter card is gorgeous...and it is so nice for you to share the less glamorous first one. I have had my share of it looked great in my head....just not on paper moments...!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I look at some of my earlier cards and cringe. LOL Thanks for sharing your glitter card! Your second card rocks! Not that the first one is bad...LOL

Ravengirl said...

Aw, I think it is the cringe that we experience when we look back that causes growth! Love your glittery snowflake :)