Saturday, December 8, 2012

PTI Make It Monday #94: Detail Glitter Technique - Take 2

This week Papertrey Ink has a tutorial and challenge hosted by Erin Lincoln. She has shown us how to get small precision glittered accents on our stamped images for just the right amount of sparkle.  If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can find all the info here.

Tis the season for holiday gifting.

I really don't enjoy cooking or baking.  I really just don't.  Despite this fact, I managed to make 13 dozen iced buttermilk cookies to gift to teachers, bus drivers, and neighbors last year.  I figured I would do my best to repeat the gesture this year.  :)

I decided to dress-up some plain window coffee bags and make matching tags to gift my cookies in.  I came up with a couple of different designs and liked them both so much that I thought I would use the snowflake design this year and save the poinsettia design for next year.  LOL!  

However, to make things more complicated, we have a new bus driver to add to the mix ... a male bus driver.  Sooooo, I purchased the In the Meadow stamp set and created a masculine tag to adorn his bag of cookies.  :)

Erin's precision glitter technique lent itself beautifully to these little tags.  I used a Quickie Glue pen and glitter to highlight details on the snowflakes, veins on the poinsettia, and snow-topped hills on the meadow tag.  The technique created just a touch of sparkle to make the tags look festive without over-doing it.

The snowflake tag:

The bags and tags together:

The poinsettia set:

Close-up of that sparkly poinsettia:

A look at the back of the tag:

The bag is stamped with poinsettias from Year of Flowers Collection stamp set:

The masculine meadow tag:

Close-up of the snow-topped hills:

So, what do you think?  Do you have a favorite set?  I really do like them all!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. Wow - that's a whole lotta bags and tags! Amazing. And that poinsettia is just beautiful. I love your little deer tag too - we both thought he'd make a pretty tag huh? All just beautiful - what wonderful gifts

  2. Can't pick a favorite! So wonderful to get gifts in a beautiful bag with a gorgeous tag. If I could make all that beautiful packaging, I'd probably find the time to make something to go inside, too. Alas, I'm not a good production-line crafter - it takes too long for just one item. (You and a couple of other folks have made it clear that I need to get Papertrey's snowflake set!)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind message. Happy Holidays. Only 15 more crafting days (skip shopping) till Christmas.