If you've never created with any of the Crafty Secrets vintage image booklets, I think you're missing out on some serious fun. *grin* They make card making so quick! The coloring is already done for you!
I put this card together today, with a little bit of help from Alan. He was in the room with me when I was adding the glitter to the image. I showed him the Sakura Quickie glue pen, my little *stress, little* jar of glitter, and I demonstrated the application process.
Adding glue to the image with the glue pen is easy. Adding the glitter with my little paper "spoon" is a little challenging, as the paper "spoon" I made isn't the easiest thing in the world to pick up (or find on my desk). Once enough glitter is on the card, the task of pouring the excess glitter back into the jar is even more challenging than finding, and using, my paper spoon!
Understanding my struggles, Alan suggested I "rig up" a glitter applicator. He suggested I create a system that would be similar to an automated feeding device that's used to feed grain on a timer, to deer and other critters. (Image is a Boss Buck feeder.)
The glitter applicator wouldn't need a timer, but instead just a little lever that I would move to allow the glitter to drop, along with a catch-plate below for any excess that might fall. I think, for as much as I love glitter, I just need to use the automated feeding device for my glitter applicator. Never mind trying to "rig up" something similar. 250 pounds of glitter might just be plenty... ...can you imagine!?
Anyway, the part of the card that Alan helped with was suggesting to add glitter to the ridges of the pumpkin. So I did. And I think it looks great! Looks like Alan was full of good ideas today!