Hello dear friends! It’s Ellen here ‘Let’s Get Away Week’. I love to travel and get to know new cultures. For me traveling is an experience and living in that moment is for me the most fun part. Of course, it’s best to stay home because of COVID, but maybe you can still do a trip nearby or in apartness; Above all do it safely!

Let’s Get Away Card Set

Traveling and card making goes well together. It’s the time we do send cards; to those we miss or to those who will leave. I remember getting a letter in my baggage from my parents each time I was leaving on a camp. That’s why I made a little “travel well” card and envelope to put in someone’s suitcase.

Happy Glitter Time Out Card

The card and envelope are very shiny. I used a lot of different products that sparkle like the Glitz Glitter Gels and Fancy Foils from Gina K. Designs and ThermOWeb.

Let me explain below how I made the card.

I started by creating the background of the card. I inked a frame with yellow Distress Ink. Later I sprinkled water on top of the panel and added the “Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel”. The “Stencil Pall” helped me with adding gel.

Then we could layer the sentiment on the card. I added “Sparkling Silver Fancy Foils” on the “Deco Foil Toner Sheet” pushing it true a hot laminator. When that’s done, I did go ahead applying “White Foam” on the foiled piece. Later I did cut out the text with a word die. That’s how the sentiment was created.

Then it was time to add the rest of the background. I created hills with snow on top. That snow was created with the “White Latte Flock”.

This was all we needed to get a fancy card. Simple right?

I just love all the glitter! It makes me feel happy.

Matching Shiny Slimline Envelope

Next, I made an envelope that matched the card. It looks a little bit different, but actually it was made with the same techniques.

For the envelope, I first did cut out all pieces with the help of a die. I added a pattern with a stencil later. That pattern was created with distress ink and “Sweet Mango Glitz Glitter Gel”. Because the envelope was larger than the stencil I made sure I could repeat the pattern. I used purple tape to make sure the stencil stayed in place.

The cool part was adding the stars and the text on the circular piece. These glitter items were made with “Silver Glitz Glitter Gel” and the “Glimmering Gold Fancy Foils”.

I think it’s adorable! I’m sure my recipient will love this in her bag. I hope this gave you some ideas. Thanks for joining me today!


Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent 
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel – Sweet Mango
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel – Silver 
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils “6×8” – Sparkling Silver
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils “6×8” – Glimmering Gold
Gina K. Designs – White Foam
Gina K. Designs – Adhesive Dot Runner
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets – White Latte
Deco Foil – Toner Sheets
Deco Foil – White Foam Adhesive
Deco Foil – Stencil pal
Deco Foil – Purple Tape

Other Supplies:
Newton’s Nook Designs – Porch Swing Friends dies, Newton’s Nook Designs – Land border dies, Newton’s Nook Designs – Newton’s Graduation stamps & dies, Newton’s Nook Designs – Stowaway Newton stamps & dies, Newton’s Nook Designs – Cloudy Sky Stencil, Newton’s Nook Designs – Argyle Stencil, Trinity Stamps – Scalloped Card Panels and Banners dies, Trinity Stamps – Envelope Builder dies, My Favorite Things – Stitched Circle Stax, Mama Elephant – Snow Capped Mountains

2 Comments on Let’s Get Away Card Set with Glitz Glitter Gel

  1. tsurutadesigns1
    August 7, 2020 at 5:43 am (6 months ago)

    Ellen, what a fantastic duo! Absolutely love them.

    • Ellen Haxelmanns
      August 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much! You’re the sweetest <3