504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Glitter is "in Fashion" at the DIY Club!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Glitter is "in Fashion" at the DIY Club!

 Back in a former life I was a clothing designer. I went to design school and the whole shebang. My favorite class was fashion illustration. It is still one of my favorite things to do...although I cannot seem to find the time to do it much anymore.

Now on to another favorite...glitter and sparkles. P.K. Glitz is a new sponsor at the DIY Club and we are all so excited. While I love all things glittery and sparkly, I honestly have not had much experience crafting with glitter - kids crafts do not count!

Then, I ran across some of my old sketches from school and though how much fun to make some cards incorporating two of my favorite things!

Glittering Fashion Illustration Cards
Click HERE for PDF

*P.K. Glitz Glitter, in your choice of colors. {I used Peppermint Twist, Newsprint, and Crystal}
*Blank cards {I prefer the ones with a watercolor texture, but smooth will work too}
*Sketches or clip art {I am thinking about uploading my sketches to scribd...if anyone wants them before hand, contact me, I will email you the files}
*Glue {I used a squeeze and roll glue pen}
*Paint brush {to smooth glue}
*Coffee Filters or Paper for catching glue
*Optional, Transfer Paper*

NOTE: I wanted to play around with the placement of my skirts, so I chose not to print directly onto the card. I used
1- Print illustrations or clip art on the card directly
{As I did} {print illustrations out on T-Shirt transfer paper - be sure to use MIRROR image when printing.
2-Place illustration on card and iron onto paper as per package directions. I found ironing onto the paper took a little longer than ironing onto fabric.
3-Let cool and peel transfer paper off
4-"Paint" or "draw" glue onto illustrations in desired locations.
5-Place card on coffee filter (I learned this trick from Tammy at Not Just Paper and Glue - the filters make it so easy to slip the extra glitter back into the jar with little waste!} and sprinkle glitter over illustration.
6- Carefully pick up card and tap excess glitter into coffee filter.
7- Let dry.

NOTE: This is a new venture for me - card making {I have made a few here and there} and glitter. I am sure there are some experts out there who may have other methods, but this worked for me

The DIY Club JULY Challenge is still on...you have until Friday to link up your creation. There is a $200 prize up for grabs! The blog hop is below!

Do you like glittery and sparkly as much as I do?
I have another glittery kid-related project coming tomorrow!
 DISCLOSURE: As part of the DIY Club, I have been supplied with vendor sponsored products to complete my projects See, my disclosure policy for more information .


  1. You were a clothing designer???? Could you be any cooler????

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  2. You are just full of hidden talents!

    These are just fabulous!


  3. Sitting here sipping my morning mocha, only to find out that there's even more talent in your already talented self! Thanks for the tip about using coffee filters to catch the glitter since I usually wear about as much of it as I get on my projects!

  4. Holly...wow! Your sketches are awesome and the glitter just makes them even more amazing!!

  5. I love those old sketches! Makes me want to go put on heels and walk around the house!

  6. Holly, YOu are one talented lady! I love the sketches! I would put the originals in little frames and group them together. And adding glitz and glitter makes these true gems!

  7. Anonymous10:30 AM

    These are SO super pretty! I so wish I could draw! You're completely and over the top talented!!

  8. I really love this! The cards are so sweet and girly - and the glitter really finishes them off! They look like something you'd by in the store! Wouldn't those look sweet framed also!
    Thanks for the fabulous idea and for sharing your artwork!

  9. Glittery and glamorous! Love your sketches!!

  10. Wowzers woman! Is there anything you don't do? How cool that you were a clothing designer! And the diy project is awesome! Nice work!

  11. You were a clothing designer, too?!?! Is there anything you HAVEN'T done, Holly!?!? :)

  12. I have to tell you, I am not that much of a crafty person. BUT, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVE glitter. This is so fabulous!

  13. Wow...you have another talent! I can't even draw a decent stick man. I do however agree that everything is better with glitter!

  14. Anonymous6:20 PM

    I LOVE sparkles, I am a glitter whore. You could cover dog poo in glitter and I'd be all ooooh, shiny.

  15. I love these cards! How adorable are the sparkly dresses?! You should sell them on Etsy!

  16. clothing designer! holy cow you are a woman of many talents. post more of your illustrations please...

  17. Hi Holly-

    My roomate at FIT was an Illustration major. I always wanted to be able to draw like she did. Your drawings are bringing that desire back in me - they are beautiful. The addition of the glitter makes them even more special.
    My best- Diane


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