Guest Author - Sarah Roop
Glitter comes in many forms, from large and chunky to micro fine. There are hundreds of colors available in both opaque and transparent forms. You can play up your glitter and make it really stand out or use it for a more subtle look that adds a quiet elegance to your creation.
Glitter cards are much easier to make than you could imagine, and add a lot of punch to any greeting. They can be made with sticky back paper and lace, masks, stencils, or any other object that can block part of the sticky paper at any given time. The lace cards can be quite beautiful, while other objects can produce a more fun card.
The card pictured above was done by using a Scotch 5x7”double sided adhesive sheet and adhering part of it to a 3x3”piece of white cardstock. After you have adhered the adhesive sheet and the top is exposed, take several popsicle sticks and lining them up closely across the cardstock. Then take off every third one and coat sticky areas with Art Glitter Opaque Neon Glitters in New Wave. Gently tap off excess glitter onto sheet of paper and put it back into the container. Next, repeat the process with Fishnet and Shocking Pink glitters.
When you are done with this, take a 4x6”card and line the outside with remaining pieces of your sheet of adhesive, leaving the area where you will be placing your striped glitter sheet bare in order to conserve adhesive. Coat the adhesive with Art Glitter Opaque Neon Glitter in Electric Light. After this is coated completely take your striped glitter sheet and adhere it to your card front.
Next take your Dress image from the Wire Form unmounted stamp sheet set and stamp your image with Black StazOn onto white cardstock. Emboss with black embossing powder. Carefully cut around the image and color your image using Stickles, Embossing Pearls, and Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquers. Allow to dry completely.
Take a piece of vellum cut to the same width as your card and stamp sentiment onto it. Allow to dry completely. Carefully tear across both the top and the bottom of the vellum. Next take your hole punch and make holes on either side of both the vellum strip and the sides of the card front where your vellum strip will be positioned. Take two grommets and place one through each set of holes. Carefully turn card over and flatten grommets.
Turn card over again and adhere image to card using Pop Up Glue Dots.
Your glitter card is now finished and ready for your greeting to be written or stamped on the inside.
Have fun and play with your glitters. They can be made the main attraction of the card or played down for a more subtle and elegant look.