Happy Tuesday! The other day at I was my local scrapbook store (why can't I buy 1 of everything?) ;) and I saw that Jolee's has glitter birdcages. Initially, I was like I want that! Now I do have to have a budget in mind when I got to the scrapbook store. And then I have to be able to go over that budget only so much...so I realized, no I couldn't get the glittery birdcages. Go here to see them.
So it hit me---I have the Tim Holtz bird cage Sizzix at home and plenty of glitter! So that is what I did. And that is what this Tidbit Tuesday is about. Making your own glittery embellishments so you don't have to break the bank!
So the grey cage is Tim Holtz's grundgeboard. I have the grunge paper, but only when I need it can I not find it. Then I took a yellow paper. Now I also took a green paper not picture here and made a bird cage with it.
I put the cages through the 5 inch Xron machine to make sure they had enough adhesive on them. I took a pair of scissors, but a pencil tip will work also, to get the glue out of the circles and spaces.
I used Martha Stewart's glitter-yellow barite- on the bird cages. Here they are. The one on the left is the grungeboard and the right is the yellow cardstock. I was afraid the cardstock one would not be substantial enough, but it works fine. I think this is brighter too.
Here's one I did in green. I used green paper to cut out the bird cage and ran it through the Xron machine. Then I used green glitter from Sparkle and Sprinkle. On both the gold and green paper bird cages I used a spray adhesive to lock in the glitter. There are some little glitter stragglers but not as much I think if I hadn't sprayed the adhesive. The only thing is you have to spray that outside because the fumes are so strong! Plus I had to keep my cage outside for a good 30 minutes to air it out. I had brought the gold one in and started to smell fumes...no no! Back outside you go! :)
If you have glammed up some diecuts from one of your machines--Let me see! In the comments section-leave your direct blog link to the project you used your fancy home-made diecut embellishment on, and I will stop by to see it! :)
Until next time my friends...get out the glitter and glue! :)