This was a really hard challenge for me - ok, only in trying to decide which way I wanted to use it! Soooo many different ways I love to play with glitter - it was a hard decision!
What I decided to do was combine glitter with one of the most popular paper supplies right now - washi tape! And here's the results:
Love how the washi and glitter look together!
To start, I chose three coordinating washi tapes and glitters for my piece. Then I began laying down alternating rows of washi and 1/4" Tearific Tape. ( I chose to cover a piece of cardstock larger than I needed so I would have enough for more than one project after I was done with the glittered piece.)
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When the entire piece was covered; I trimmed all the tapes even with the edges and then burnished the washi & Tearific Tape down real well with a brayer (you could just use your finger to burnish it too).
Then I began adding the glitter by removing the paper backing off of every 3rd row of Tearific Tape and covering the tape with one of the glitters. I burnished the glitter well with my finger and brushed off the excess before moving on to the next glitter color.
After all the colors were added, I burnished everything one more time and then cut the washi/glitter piece to the size I needed for my card. Doesn't it look awesome!
I've got a bunch more washi/glitter combo's I want to try out now! (All I need is to find the time lol!) Here's hoping I find the time - this was a lot of fun and there's so many great options to try!!
The background for the card was created with a great new Pansy stamp from the stampette set by the same name. And the wonderfully fun Robin Williams saying (love this saying!) is part of the Spring Swirl stamp set. For extra glittery sparkle, the saying was done in Mulberry Star embossing powder; which is an EP with glitter in it. And the whole ribbon banner was outlined with one of the same glitters as the washi piece. Look at all that sparkle in the saying and banner!
A supply list and full instructions for this card be found in the SNS Art Gallery here.
Hope you liked all the glittery goodness in this piece! And we sure hope you join us for this month's Creative Challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle! Here's a link to the Creative Challenge blog to get all the details! Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a little comment so I know you were here - I read and appreciate every one!
Until next time,