Sunday, September 30, 2012

Glitter Cards Tutorial - Part I

2012.09.30 - Edited to answer Elisa's Questions
"Would it work if you removed every second strip, glitter, and remove the remaining ones and glitter them?"

In Step 3, I actually work from top left to bottom right, one strip at a time, because when I shake the excess glitter, I tap it so that the excess glitter falls from top left to bottom right (never over an area where the glitter has been applied already). Sometimes the glitter gets "stuck" onto the back of the tape, or I brush it so that it does not touch a glittered section; I think your technique could work. In theory it makes sense, but I am rather conservative and a perfectionist, so I wanted to work through it methodically. Maybe you can start with the darker glitter so that when you tap the excess off the lighter color, it doesn't run into your lighter color. If I try it, I'll report back with images.

Hello there! I am so glad it's the weekend. It's still quite brutal at work and I have trying to catch up on some much needed sleep and rest. But I should also take the time to catch up on a few things crafty related.

I mentioned I would post you a tutorial for some glitter cards that were showcased as part of the of Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop. We'll let's get started!

Remember this Xmas Card?

merry xmas
Stamps: (Seasons of Love) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink; (Card stock) scrap bin
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Double Sided Ultra Sticky Clear Tape - 3.5mm) Stix2; (Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl) Ranger; (Iridescent Glitter - Cherry Popsicle, Sugar Cube) Martha Stewart; (Christmas Twine) The Twinery; (Alphabet Stickers) Prima; (Kris Kringle - Felt elements) SEI; (Nestabilities - Labels Eighteen) Spellbinders

The tutorial will only focus on making the glitter panel focal point, but I will write a little summary on the bottom how to make this card.

To make the glitter tag
  1. First die-cut a scrap piece of card stock into Label Eighteen.
  2. Adhere double-sided tape onto the label.

    Tip: Scor-tape also works well here, but I had some Stix2 lying around, which is the same.

    Tip: I start at the center and estimate which diagonal would be longest and adhere that one first. Then I work from the center out. This way I can insure that your diagonal is perfect. I have difficulties starting from the top left corner, because the angle to cover is quite small and if the diagonal is angled wrong, the error won't perpetuate onto the entire label. Does this make sense? If not, let me know in the comments and I will demonstrate in another picture...

    Merry Xmas Tutorial

    The finished label should look like this:

    Merry Xmas Tutorial
  3. Peel one strip off and apply glitter, alternating colors to each strips.

    Tip: After peeling one strip back, I apply the glitter, tap the excess off, and then brush the excess off. Then rinse & repeat with the second color. To minimize the glitter mess, I just work methodically, slowly, and always dump the excess back into its tube.

    Merry Xmas Tutorial
To assemble card
  1. Cut card stock in portrait view to 4.25"; score at 5.5" for vertical fold card
  2. Stamp card stock with Snowflake stamps in Versamark
  3. Dust snowflakes with Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl color
  4. Create glitter tag (see tutorial)
  5. Wrap Christmas twine three times around Label Eighteen Tag; adhere twine in back with adhesive
  6. Add alphas to tag
  7. Add felt elements to tag
  8. Adhere tag to base card stock
So I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any clarification questions - i will answer them on this thread or email you. Just leave me some contact information...Stay tuned and I'll post up steps for the Celebrate shaker card next!


    Pauline said...

    Just beautiful Ren-Yi, what a fun Christmas card, and a fab tutorial, I must try this!

    ~amy~ said...


    Elisa said...

    Great tutorial, I am in glitter mood so will definitely have a go. One Q, would it work if you removed every second strip, glitter, and remove the remaining ones and glitter them?

    Ren-Yi said...

    @Elisa- let me update the blog posts to answer your question...!

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