Gobble! Gobble! Day 2 was all about Thanksgiving and fall!
We started the day creating a gift bucket complete with a fall table wrap and festive pumpkin top! The fall table wrap is a special acetate designed and sold by PK Glitz. It fits great in the bucket we used or wrapped around a candle. The scene was colored using crystal lacquer and glitter. This gave us the opportunity to use several different colors of Glitz and Pearls. What are pearls? They’re like glitter only not as glitzy. They give the item a pop of color without so much sparkle. For the pumpkins on the lid, we used Wonder Film and Glitz just like we did with the butterflies the day before.
Next, we created a couple of fall cards using different techniques. For the Thinking of You card, we had a contest to see who could complete their card first. PK Glitz provides various background acetates that can be used over any solid or patterned paper to create a fast and beautiful card. For the second card, we used Wonder Film that was punched with a leaf shape. After sticking the leaf shaped Wonder Film to the card, Janelle gave us a pinch of Gold Leaf Varigated Leaves which were smoothed over the shapes. Once the excess was brushed off, we were left with shiny, textured leaves.
Up next, we had the opportunity to play more with colors! One thing that Janelle does at shows is ask shoppers to pick out three colors of Glitz which she then uses to demonstrate the acetate butterflies. Sometimes, Janelle says she has to scratch her head at the choices until she sees them on the butterflies. Colors she would never have thought of putting together can make the most beautiful little pieces of art. Armed with six sets of butterflies each, we set out to create through combining colors. By the end, we were getting “fancy” using our craft blades to lightly cut off bits of Wonder Film to create special patterns.
In anticipation of our next holiday, we finished out the day by getting a jump start on our Christmas cards! First up, a fun gingerbread man which we covered in crystal lacquer and Glitz. After drying, we attached him to the card and using the crystal lacquer applied a thin line of Glitz around the edge. For the sentiment, Janelle taught us a neat trick for adding scent to your cards. I would share, but then I would have to kill you . . .
Next, we made a gorgeous poinsettia card. To make this 3 dimensional card, we used crystal lacquer and Red Hot Chile Pepper Glitz to color the bottom layer of the acetate. For the top layer, we used Wonder Film and cut out just the flower portion of the acetate. Using a pop dot and bending portions of the flower create a beautiful image that literally pops off the card!
Last but not least, we got to play with embossing powder. To create the background, we started by covering the entire piece of card stock with embossing ink and Merlot Embossing Powder. After heating the powder to set it, we dipped sea sponges in to the embossing ink and lightly dabbed over the Merlot before adding Burgundy Embossing Powder. After heating and setting the Burgundy Powder, it was back to the sea sponge only this time we only sponged the bottom fourth of the card before covering it with Gilded Fern Embossing Powder. We continued the sponge, powder, and heat process moving up the card with Aquamarine, Gilded Ivory, and Honey. A PK Glitz acetate covered the embossing and an embossed star was attached to light their way.
Our day culminated in what else but Thanksgiving dinner! While we were busy playing and creating, Jim was at the house diligently cooking our Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and sweet potato casserole! Everything was topped off with the most fabulous orange cake I’ve ever tasted! We couldn’t wait to see what the next day had in store!