Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Cool Glitter Technique!


Although I'm a little late, here is the tutorial I promised on how to do this awesome glitter technique,  I've done this a few times in the past, and I just love the way you can you  apply the glitter in patterns.


I found a gorgeous cutting file in the Silhouette store called the Heart Doily gate fold card.  Then I went hunting for another heart shape similar to the heart on the front of the card.  I cut the card and matching sized heart and then I cut two more hearts each smaller than the original.  So when I was finished I had the card,and a heart the same size as the one on the card, a smaller heart, and an even smaller heart...so, three different sizes of hearts.  The first one was cut in regular white card stock, and the second and third hearts were cut from some scrap backing sheet I had from some Contact Paper.  It's paper that sticky stuff sticks to, so you could put some adhesive on it and I won't be a permanent stick.


Next I ran my white card stock heart through my Xyron machine using permanent adhesive.  At this point one side of my card stock heart was completely covered in adhesive.


I took the second smallest heart that was cut out of Contact Paper backing and centered it on the adhesive side of the white card stock heart.


I used some red Martha Stewart glitter for the outside edge of my heart, burnishing in the glitter with my fingers.


When all the excess glitter was removed, I carefully peeled the Contact Paper backing heart off of my piece.


Next I took the smallest heart cut out of Contact Paper backing, and centered it inside the white card stock heart, exposing more adhesive for the next round of glitter.


I chose my second color of glitter, in this case purple, poured it on, and burnished it with my fingers as well.  


I repeated the same process of removing the last part of the Contact Paper backing and then filling in the rest of the heart with pink glitter.


When my white card stock heart was completely covered in glitter and all of the excess removed, I very carefully cut it in half with my paper cutter right down the center.  



I took each side of the heart and attached it to each side of the heart on the gatefold card.  I made sure when I was gluing the heart down onto the card, that everything matched up so that the card would close and look as though the heart were one piece.


Here's what my card looks like when it's opened.  I hope you like it as much as I do!


Have you ever tried this glitter technique before?  If so, or if you try it now, I would love to see your results!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

1 comment:

renee said...

Love this! I noticed you use a cricut mat in your silhouette. Do you change the settings at all?