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Glitter cogs with stripes

CR00395 square

This nearly ended up in the bin.

I had die cut the cogs from both pearlised grey and a panel of black card, layered them over some double-sided adhesive sheet and added an ombre glitter effect inside the cogs. But I wasn’t very happy with the result and, try as I might, I could not come up with anything that I liked at all. I hate throwing things out though, so it sat on my desk for a day while I did some other sparkly things and pondered.

Eventually I gave up trying to add to it and, instead, took my scissors and fussy cut a black border around the cogs. Now I had something I could use.

I had a dig through my patterned paper pads and found this striped text sheet which matched nicely with the gold glitter and black card. I also found some pastel yellow vellum and stamped a sentiment on that.

The final touch — the gold micro beads at the end of the sentiment strip — are actually a fix-up. When I went to glue the sentiment in place, a bit of adhesive spread from under the cogs and, as is the way with adhesive and vellum, it looked horrible. Luckily only a tiny bit was visible, but it annoyed me so I fixed it by carefully gluing a few micro beads over it.

CR00395 detail


  • stamps:
    Altenew – birthday greetings
  • dies:
    Memory Box – gearworks border
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival – jet black
  • Elizabeth Craft silk microfine glitter:
    solar gold, antique silver, warm diamond
  • embellishments:
    gold micro beads
  • paper and card:
    Prima – paper pad – stationer’s desk
    Papermill Direct – plain – black
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    Anita’s – plain pastel vellum pack


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CR00395 display

2 thoughts on “Glitter cogs with stripes”

    1. Thanks! I had to be extra careful doing the inlay – I’d normally use Stick It with a detailed die, but had to use something stronger to hold the glitter – it was definitely worth the effort though.

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