We all have something in our lives that scares us or causes us unbelievable stress. The very mention of a snake sends some people into convulsions. For others, public speaking is a number one fear. I’m scared of neither of those things. For me, that thing that makes me uncomfortable from the tips of my toes to the thinning hair on my head is…glitter. That’s right, glitter! While it might be pretty, I dislike its very existence.
Today’s project, a very simple card based on a lovely PPA sketch by Margaret Moody, features Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper. While some of my stampin’ buddies have encouraged me to try it out (“It’s glimmer paper, not glitter, you silly goose! Everyone’s doing it!”), others have warned me to absolutely stay away. This project is LESS about what it is and MORE about what it represents. People, I faced my fears, and here’s the proof:
Sorry, but I’m still not done talking about those little shiny specks of awfulness. Glitter is beach sand’s evil twin. You get a couple grains of sand in your beach bag, and it’s with you for life. I don’t know why I am so passionate about glitter. I have never poured glitter into my eyes. I’ve never mistaken a bottle of glitter for salty seasoning. I don’t remember any glitter accidents. Still, I would never open a bottle of glitter in my home for fear that I might lose my balance with it in my hand and fumble all the way to the other end of the house, spilling the entire bottle of glitter into the air conditioning exchange. Glitter everywhere! Wake me up, please.
OK, so I’ll admit that working with the glimmer paper wasn’t nearly as traumatic as working with actual glitter, but I still managed to dust my entire workspace with the little champagne specks. It’s in my trimmer, it’s on the floor and it’s in the trashcan. It will just have to stay there until tomorrow morning when I don my hazmat suit to rid my workspace of the remaining scraps.
Stamp sets: More Merry Messages Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Glimmer Paper Inks: Raspberry Ripple Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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