I had such a fun time glittering up the background of the ATC I shared yesterday (HERE), that I had to try a couple more!

20160726_172733-1-1I covered the chipboard (salvaged and upcycled from the backing of a watercolor paper pad) with double sided adhesive, and used snippets of wide but thin floral lace as a kind of stencil to create glittery lacy textured backgrounds.

For the one with the juggling circus master and elephants, I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Basic Black Microfine Glitter and Sparkle and Sprinkle Jasper Blue Extrafine Glitter.  For the clown-filled Le Cirque one, I used the Sparkle and Sprinkle Jasper Blue Extrafine Glitter and some left over ultrafine glitter from my Heartfelt Creations card kit.

For all the Graphic 45 Le Cirque images, I used Fiskars spring loaded scissors (my favorite, especially since I developed arthritis in my hands) to do a lot of detailed fussy cutting and arranged the images around the ATCs  to hopefully create a kind of dream-like quality.  I added black and teal flat back pearls and rhinestone gems to indicate movement (like the clown running and the circus master juggling).

The following is a tutorial video on how I made the glittery lacy backgrounds:

These ATCs are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Monday Texture Challenge
Card Mania Lace and/or Pearls Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with an Option of Adding Flowers


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