One of my favourite products are the Glitter Ritz micro fine glitters. I love how they add sparkle in a subtle way, and how well it stays in place. It’s such a fine glitter – much finer than other “fine” glitters. It really is a micro fine glitter. I use it with Scor-Tape, but I’ve seen others use different brands of tape. The other great thing is that once you put the glitter on the tape you can burnish it – just by rubbing your fingertip over it, and it creates a velvety texture.
Here you can see the jar of glitter on a layout where I used some of it on the tag reinforcement. (You can see the post about that layout here.)
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter (L) next to Glitter Ritz Micro Fine (R), and a close up of Micro Fine Glitter in the jar
This is a side by side comparison. I wanted to show you just how fine their “micro fine” glitter is. The reinforcer on the left has Martha Stewart’s Fine Glitter in Smoky Quartz. It’s definitely a fine glitter, but it looks absolutely chunky next to a micro fine glitter. The micro fine is more like a powder, and it gives a smooth and even finish.
Just a few of their 150 colours
These are just a few of the 150 colours available. You can see all the colours of Micro Fine glitter that they offer, as well as the Ultra Fine glitters they make, by clicking here. Click on the type of glitter you’re interested in, and a page with colour samples and step-by-step project ideas opens right up.
You can also check out a stunning card Jennifer McGuire made with Glitter Ritz, and she made a video showing all her wonderful tips and tricks. Love her for that!
I’ve got another Fallingwater layout this week. You can check out the previous three layouts here, here, and here. If you want to check out the Fallingwater live cam here. You get the iconic view of the home, in all seasons, and at all different times of the day.
This photo is taken from halfway up the walkway between the main house and guest house. You can see the stepped cover over the walk, and the full and lush rhododendron bushes that grow all over the site. As is usual with Wright’s designs, the entrance to the house is tucked away and not visible until you’re right in front of it. It adds a wonderful feeling of seclusion and privacy, as if it’s a secret place that only you know the way into.
Here And Now
Keeping in line with the other layouts from this trip, I kept to a narrow colourway of neutrals with an accent colour that references the photo. In this case, the ColorMagic die cuts from Heidi Swapp were perfect. The leaves look natural on the layout, and remind me of all the rhodedendrons we saw that day.
- Recollections, kraft cardstock
- My Mind’s Eye, Follow Your Heart, Be Happy
- American Crafts, DIY Shop, Gold Foil on Black
- Staples, shipping tag, size 5
- Sookwang, Scor-Tape
- Crystal Glitter Ritz, Warm Highlight
- Heidi Swapp, ColorMagic, die cut embellishments
- Peerless Watercolors, Olive Green and Myrtle Green
- Heidi Swapp, ColorShine, Bronzer
- Crate Paper, Notes & Things, Ephemera Pack
- Tsukineko, VersaMark, Watermark ink
- Tsukineko, Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Frost