Sunday, May 31, 2015

Glitter and Glitz

Today's card is a departure from my usual designs.  I saw this technique and it seemed easy and dramatic so I wanted to give it a try.


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Here's how I made it.  I started with a white cardstock panel measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  I used a product called Score Tape.  It's made in Japan and has adhesive on both sides.  One side is covered with a paper backing so it's easy to handle.  It comes in different widths.  I used 1/2" and 1/4" for this project.  The tape is on a roll and it's easy to cut into strips.  So that's exactly what I did.


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After randomly adhering the strips to the cardstock I got out my mini ink pads and blending sponges.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry colors, covering the entire front panel.


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Now I was ready for the fun part.  I took off the top paper liner from the strips, exposing the sticky adhesive.


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I found some Martha Stewart glitter almost the same color as the raspberry ink and dumped it all over.


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After shaking off the excess glitter this is what it looked like.


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I cleaned up some tiny imperfections and die cut a "thanks" word 4 times from white cardstock.  I stacked one on top of each other gluing them into one thicker word element.  I glued the word on top the glitter panel and popped it up on a white card base.


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And there is the finished card.  It's a lot more glittery in person.  I might have to make a bunch of these in different colors.  Heaven knows, I have a ton of glitter to use up!

2 comments:

  1. Love this. All that glitters is great! The colors work so well together.

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  2. Wow tor, I love that card!

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