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Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Creative Challenge at SNS

We've got a great new challenge for March over at Sparkle N Sprinkle!  This month we want to see you play with glitter - ultrafine glitter, velvet glitter, tinsel glitter, or even glittery embossing powder!  So many choices!!

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.)

(click any photo for a better view)


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,


Karin said...

Yes! I'm SOoooooo ready for spring :) Awesome card share today Julie and thanks for showing us how you created that side panel on the card! It looks amazing!

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, your washi tape idea looks amazing striped with the glitter! Your embossed glittery sentiment is so pretty. I like the diagonals, scallops and banner piece all together on the same card. With the round pansies, the washi circles and border punch circles look great. I always forget to "match" design elements like that.

Anne Temple said...

Such a cool combo. Love your design and all that glitter. Wonderful sentiment too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cool card Julie. Love the glitter and washi tape together, would never have thought of doing that! Thanks for the tutorial too.

April said...

So sparkly and pretty! Love the sparkle stripes!

Brenda said...

Love the washi tape/glitter stripes! The colors are gorgeous.

Gita said...

The washi tape/glitter strip is such a cool idea. Looks great!

E. Marie said...

I am so glad you shared how you made that bright glittery strip!! It is really eye catching. Wonderful card.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love those stripes of glittery fun! Awesome!

Amanda R said...

What a great idea Julie! I never know what to do with that washi tape, now I do!

Jill Jacobsen said...

What a great way to combine the washi tape and the Tear-ific Tape!!! Love it!

Pat Garvin said...

What a great idea.