Merry Christmoose

Merry Christmoose2017-12-27T11:23:08-04:00

Project Description

Merry Christmoose Glitter Card by Joe MorganFor this week’s project, I wanted to make something with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. One of the things I really like about Crytstal Lacquer is that when it dries, it’s not just clear and glossy, it’s also flexible. So, unlike similar products, it won’t crack or break off of something if you bend it.

I recently spent a weekend at a retreat held by PK Glitz in Rocky Hill, KY. For three whole days, we got to make all sorts of things with their wonderful glitter! This is one of the techniques I learned there.

To start out, I stamped this Framed Moose stamp on a piece of clear acetate using black Stazon ink. The, using the fine tip that comes with each bottle of Crystal Lacquer, I started filling in one small area at a time. Each time I filled in an area, I stopped and covered it with glitter. After about 10 seconds, I turned it over, tapped off the excess glitter and moved on to the next color. On the shrubs and mountains, I shaded with two colors by lightly tapping my lighter color over the top of the area, tapping off excess, and the covered the whole area with the darker color.

For my sentiment, I used the Merry Christmoose stamp, and heat embossed it with a glittery green color.

For the glittered border, I used 1/8 Miracle Tape to make my outer line first by adhering the tape to the edges of my card and going all the way around. Them I peeled of the paper and I covered with the double sided sticky tape with brown glitter. I repeated the process with the green glitter to make a fantastic border. It comes in several widths for lots of uses.

Be sure to check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for new projects and ideas! Also, feel free to stop by the Sakura Crystal Lacquer blog for other great ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Viva Las Vegastamps!


  1. Shirley Wheeler November 14, 2011 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Joe this card is so fabulous! Loved how you used the tape to get the border too!

    A quick question:

    When you did the shading with the two colors and you tapped off the first color did any of the crystal lacquer drip? and if it does do you need to put on more of the lacquer before adding the dark color?

    I guess I need an advanced glitter class! :0)

    • Joe Morgan November 14, 2011 at 5:45 am - Reply

      Hi Shirley! I'm glad you like my card. If your Crystal Lacquer is dripping, then you might be putting too much on, or possibly tapping too hard when you tap off the glitter. You only need enough to evenly coat the area you're going to cover. A good way to tell is if the lacquer runs any once it's out of the bottle, then there might be too much. Also, you can try one of those little static remover pillows on your surface first, so that the glitter will come off of unwanted areas easier with gentler tapping. I hope that helps! 🙂 There will be an advanced class where we will be doing more of this technique. I am think it might have to be a winter class to make cards for spring and Easter.

  2. Carole Lassak November 14, 2011 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Beautiful card!! thanks for sharing these glitter techniques.

  3. Amy Day November 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card! I share your love for Mooses or is the plural meeses;) Regardless, it's beautiful!

  4. Shirley Wheeler November 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks Joe!
    The static pillow worked magic!!! :0) And I was gooping it on. eek! I think I need some practice but am really looking forward to learning more glitter techniques.
    Love the idea of Spring and Easter cards. :0)

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