Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Glitz Basics

How would I describe Glitz Design? Fresh & Funky patterns with a bit of distress grunge.

The Glitz Design Basics collections contain 4 different double sided 65# heavyweight papers that measure 12 x 12 inches. The patterns include:

  • Signs – a collage of many different roads signs in a variety of primary colors
  • Stripes – actually resembles a bullseye in primary colors including black
  • Cars – roadside car symbol in blue
  • Guitars – guitars symbols in a variety of primary colors set on a black background

Along with the Basics paper collection I also received a Distressing Letters Giant Roller Doodle; Box Arrow – a self adhesive arrow also known as “Frosting”; a 6 x 12 inch grid rub on; 6 x 12 inch French rub ons (vintage style in cream and brown tones); 6 x 12 inch Doodle It borders ABC 123 rub ons; and black alpha cardstock stickers which has a little added sparkle.

For my first project I cut strips from the Guitars, Cars, Stripes, & Signs and then machine stitched them to the background paper. On my photo, I added the number “46” from the Doodle It borders ABC 123 before adhering it to my page. Lastly, I added the Black Alpha stickers for my title; a little hand doodling and journaling and I quickly completed my page!

Title: not older… just better!
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Basics Guitars, Cars, Stripes, & Signs (Glitz Design)
Black Alpha Stickers (Glitz Design)
Doodle It borders ABC 123 rub ons (Glitz Design)
Black Pen (Tombow)
Machine Stitching
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

I loved the soft look of the French rub on collection and decided to use the “Be Happy, Be Free, Be You” phrase for my card. I put this onto a strip of the Signs paper. I used the Distressing Letters Giant Roller Doodle and embossing powder to make my pattern on the Stripes paper. Once this was completed I layered my saying on top of the pattern. Using my Wishblade, I cut out the flower from the Signs paper and added the Grid rub on to each of the pieces. I then added some black ink to each of the petals to add to the distressed look of the flower. I finished it by cutting one of the squares from the Box Arrow and placing it on the center of the flower to add a little bling – just what this flower needed! I attached the flower to the bottom right corner of the card then mounted my design onto a piece of the Cars paper.

Title: Be… card
Products used: Basics Signs & Stripes paper (Glitz Design)
Distressing Letters Giant Roller Doodle (Glitz Design)
Grid Rub on (Glitz Design)
French Be… phrase rub on(Glitz Design)
Frosting Box Arrow (Glitz Design)
Embossing Powder, Golden Cadillac (PK Glitz)
Embossing Glitter, Black (PK Glitz)
Embossing Ink (Inksenssials)
Distressing Ink, Black Soot (Ranger)
Template (BGlad @ Cuttersmarket.com)
Brad Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

This little metal sewing box houses all of my templates so I thought it was time to give it a makeover. I first painted it so it would look worn and match the theme of my project. The French rub ons are slightly transparent so you need to make sure that you do not put these onto a dark background. I tried this with another image, and my results were not what I had expected. By placing this particular image onto a light tan background, I was pleased with the end results. I felt the image needed some color so I painted the flower with Alcohol Inks and put a darker distressed edge around the image. I then adhered my image to the front of my box. Wanting to use the Black Alpha stickers, I realized that not enough letters were given to complete my title so I used my Wishblade to cut the title from the Stripes paper. I love the new look of my Templates box!

Title: Templates
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Basics Stripes (Glitz Design)
French rub on (Glitz Design)
Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Blending Solution (Ranger)
Acrylic Paint (Making Memories)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

The products from Glitz proved to be very easy to work with although I would have liked to have had more letters in their alpha collections. The rub ons went on quite nicely and the Box Arrow would be very easy to apply and keep its shape because the rhinestones are set closely together on a clear self-adhesive carrier. Overall, if you like a fresh & funky look with a little bit of grunge added to the mix, you will love the Basics collection and accessories from Glitz Design!

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