I was wondering if you spray your chipboard letters, with hairspray or something to make the glitter stay put, after you have applied Stampin' Ups fine glitter. And have you used the chunky glitter for something. I bought some but I find them almost too chunky to use. Do you have any suggestions. Thanks
I never use a sealant on Chipboard - I generally apply glitter either with a strong adhesive (a lot of the time I will apply Mod Podge with a brush to the chipboard then pour on the glitter) or I'll cover the letter with VersaMark (or a slow drying ink) then use Heat & Stick powder - heat it till it melts - then apply the glitter.
For me that's enough to get the glitter to stick really well - and yes a bit will come off here and there - but really when using glitter I find no matter what I do *some* glitter will come off. And really I don't mind!
As for Stampin' Up!'s new chunky glitter - I DID get some but I haven't used it yet! I'll hafta play around with it before posting my thoughts on it.
My question is do you use a Cricut for anything? And being on a budget, is it better to have the nestabilities or the giga punches for scalloped circles and ovals?
I don't own a Cricut - not to say I don't want one because I do! I think I could have a lot of fun with that machine - it would really come in handy when I'm scrapbooking and whatnot. I just can't afford it right now and there are always other things I want that I end up saving up for (like the Nestabilities dies) instead of saving up for that - but maybe someday......
As far as a budget - yes I think it would be wiser to invest in the Nestabilities dies (providing you already own a die-cutting machine that you can use them with) - as you get a lot more shapes for your $$ as opposed to the punches.
I still use my Marvy punches a lot b/c they're so much easier to just grab and punch out a shape as opposed to getting out my CuttleBug and the plates and dies and whatnot. BUT if I had to choose between my Nesties and my punches - well I'd keep my Nesties!! They are more than worth every $$ in my opinion!
Have you ever pressed real leaves from trees and used them as embellishments on your cards?
No I never have. I used to have a little wooden flower press YEARS ago (I must have been 8 or 9 yearls old I think) and I would FOREVER be picking flowers and pressing and drying them - although for the life of me I can't remember what I ended up doing with them! But as for doing that now I doubt I ever would just because of the time involved and the fact that items like that are SO fragile and being on a card it would only be a matter of time before they got wrecked.
Using pressed flowers and leaves would look quite pretty tho! But I'm gonna stick to the fake ones *wink*.