I opted for butterflies instead. Beautiful, glowing butterflies : )
To me, they symbolize renewal and transformation. A butterfly has to go through the struggle of emerging from its cocoon - without the struggle, its wings are deformed and useless.
So, if you had a tough year in 2012, you'll have really strong and beautiful wings this year!
And now, on a less philosophical note...
Here's how to glitz up those wings:
(this is different to using luster dust)
Roll out Tylose paste, and cut out butterflies
Transfer cut-outs to a disposable container, and brush with clear alcohol
....keep the champagne for later ; )
Sprinkle liberally with edible glitter
Use a dry brush to spread the glitter over the butterflies
Allow to dry
I sincerely wish that 2013 is a beautiful "Butterfly Year" for all of you.
Happy New Year!