Anyway, without further ado, here they are. I made my three nieces some altered comp books.
They each got one in a preferred color of their choice and with their initial on it.
I knew I wanted to glitter up the letter so I stopped by Walmart and picked up the MS 24-color glitter set so that I'd have a good variety to choose from. Since they all like such different colors it would have cost me nearly as much if I purchased those little 3-pack color sets in their colors so I just splurged and got the big-momma!
I happened to already have some pre-cut letters in my stash so I didn't have to cut them out. They were a bit flimsy so I mounted them to some white cardstock give them a bit more body. Then, I painted the glue over letters, sprinkled on the glitter and let them dry. To keep the glitter in place so that it wouldn't release with every touch I sprayed a matte clear coat over the top to seal them.
Then I mounted each letter to a plaque which was cut from Storybook.
One more thing to add a bit of sparkle, I made my own spritz using some Shimmerz paint.
I purchased one of these travel spray bottles from the cosmetic area at Walmart. I think it cost a $1. I used the end of the spray hose as a wand to dip into the paint and put a bit into the bottle. Then, I added about a tablespoon and a half of water and shook it up.
Then I sprayed it onto the background papers that I used on the cover and the back of the books. I tried to get a good pic.... looks like the best one is the purple "K" book. But all three shimmered very nicely.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
- Cricut, DS and Storybook cartridge (ProvoCraft)
- Patterned papers from stash
- white cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
- Glitter paint: Angels Wings (Shimmerz)
- Glitter (Martha Stewart)
- Matte Clear Sealer (Krylon)