Thursday 24 September 2015

Stencilled glitter Christmas cardsI

SU, Christmas card, Happy Patterns stencils, Jac paper
Everything except the glitter is from Stampin' Up!
This is a card that I made as a sample for one of the lessons in the nine week course I'll be teaching soon.

It uses die cutting and embossing using the Big Shot and a fun but messy technique with glitter!

To create the glittery ornament I first die cut a piece of double sided adhesive Jac paper using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies.  Having adhered one side to my label, I then peeled off the protective backing to reveal the sticky film.

I put a little soap onto the back of my stencil (in this case I used one of the Happy Patterns stencils) and placed it - soap side down - onto the sticky die cut (the soap is to make it easy to remove again).

Next I sprinkled on my first colour of glitter (in this case purple).  I rubbed it in well (burnished it) with my finger before removing all the excess glitter with a large, soft brush.  It's important to use ultra fine glitter for this technique.

The next step was to carefully remove the stencil, revealing the remaining sticky parts, which I then coated with the second colour of glitter (green) and rubbed in with my finger.  Don't worry - if you're careful to remove all the excess glitter, you won't up end up with contaminated glitter.

The last step was to add the little ornament top and a bow using the new glitter ribbon.

Here's another card I made using this glitter technique but this time I used one of the dies from the Delicate Ornaments set as the stencil.  The sentiment is from the matching Embellished Ornaments stamp set (available as a bundle with a saving of 15%).

SU, Christmas card, Happy Patterns stencils, Jac paper, Centre Step card
I used a die as the stencil when I added the glitter to the ornament
My nine week course is being held at Learning in the Hills, Baulkham Hills starting Tuesday 13th October.  Places are limited so if you'd like to attend call to book your place:  (02) 9639 7918
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