Ever since I got that crazy glitter set, I’ve been looking for excuses to use it. So when Renée came into town, I decided to make her a fun birthday card to go along with the rest of her belated-birthday goodies!
I saw a similar popsicle card at the store with tiny plastic sprinkle-like dots instead of glitter…but it was $6! And also glitter is way better than sprinkles (on non-edible items at least). I bought some plain cards with matching envelopes at Target. I sketched out the shape I wanted for the popsicle and colored in the stick and popsicle with colored pencils in case the glitter didn’t provide full coverage. I used a darker brown colored pencil to make the stick look like wood. I used plain Elmer’s glue because I didn’t have a glue stick or anything less-thick (I will need to pick up thinner glue for future projects, since the Elmer’s saturated the paper and made it wavy). I did one color at a time, letting it dry a bit before moving on. Then I did the lettering with a glue pen.
I really like how it turned out! I did have to weigh it down a bit to un-wave it, but I think it’s pretty good for a first attempt.
Via Boing Boing:
[...]Wonderland, an unfinished Disneyland clone outside of Beijing. Here, a farmer tends crops in a field now encompassing the abandoned Cinderella Castle-style building that was to be a centerpiece. Construction work at the park, promoted by developers as “the largest amusement park in Asia”, stopped around 1998; disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers are cited as factors.
She calls the path of a planet when it’s in retrograde a “whoop-dee-do”. *Love*
Started using a new web service last week, Pinterest. You can make multiple boards, and post things you find on the internet to one or more. I’m using it to keep track of gift ideas, craft ideas, interior design concepts I like, places I want to travel, etc etc. Would be very handy for tracking gifts for multiple people, creating inspiration boards for a wedding, a renovation, and on and on. You can find my pins here.