Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have all glitter cards for you, I share a bunch of different ways to use glitter, make it less messy and use double sided adhesive sheet with glitter to create some pretty sparkling backgrounds.
Glitter is kind of fascinating, some people love it, some people don’t:-) But the sparkle you get with glitter and especially the pure sheen glitter by Tonic Studios is totally gorgeous and very appealing to a lot of people. I am sharing tips and trick to reduce the mess and create stunning backgrounds. So be sure to watch today’s video for all tips and to see all techniques in action.
things I used to reduce the glitter mess, a big coffee
filter the glitter doesn’t stick the paper like it does to regular printing
paper. I have an static cloth to wipe of excess glitter.
the Nuvo – Surface Sweep Brush ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) a great tool that I am totally excited about, I didn’t expect it would work as great as it does.
For the first card I used Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter Purple Organza ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and Hot Pink ( CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) And I used the Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick ( CRF | CST | SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) to remove the squares. For the card bases I used Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ).
I cut a frame with the Tim Holtz Side-Order Set – Noted ( SBC | CRF | CST ) and coloured the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Walnut Stain ( SBC | CST | CRF ). I made the sentiment with the new Tim Holtz Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CRF | CST ) I cut the letters out of Craft Perfect – Greyboard ( TNCUK | TNC ) and out of the teal cardstock and glued them together.
For the Squares I used the CraftEmotions Double Edges Straight Square 115633/0812 and I used CraftEmotions Easy Connect Craft Sheets 119491/0004 (CraftEmotions is a Dutch Brand that sells to retailers worldwide: https://www.craftemotions.nl/nl/)
I have a link to Scrapbook.com Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets 6 x 8.5 5 sheets ( SBC ) that will work perfectly too and maybe easier to come by in the USA.
On this card I made a different pattern with the Squares and I used Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter Purple Organza ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ), Turquoise ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and Aqua ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC )
can use them over and over again like I did on these cards.
I cut the butterfly out of a sheet from the American Crafts – Wildflower and Honey Collection – 6 x 8 Paper Pad ( SBC ) and used the Tim Holtz Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CRF | CST ) for the sentiment.
And I have a larger strip under the frame cut out of a sheet from the American Crafts – Wildflower and Honey Collection – 6 x 8 Paper Pad ( SBC ) The card base and the frame are cut out of Craft Perfect Weave Textured Card Ocean Blue ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and I used the Tim Holtz Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CRF | CST ) for the sentiment.
Here I also used the Tim Holtz Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CRF | CST ) for the sentiment cut out of Craft Perfect – Greyboard ( TNCUK | TNC ) and out of Craft Perfect Weave Textured Card Mauve Purple ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and Teal Blue ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and I glued them together for a fun effect and some dimension.
the excess glitter with the surface sweep on all cards and the
surface sweep is really a great tool. I didn’t
expect that it would be so great for this but it really is, I am super
excited about it. When you use the sweep to wipe off the glitter from you card, hardly any glitter will come off when you touch it which is great.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!