This week over at Crazy4Challenges the theme is “Use lots of glitter”. The very first time I went to the big Craft Expo I took a workshop that was called “Make your own Glitter Paper”. I was fascinated with that title. Actually, it turned out to be the class where I first heard about Elizabeth Craft Designs. Below is what we made in this workshop.
I didn’t love the finished project but I did love learning about ECD Peel off Stickers with this glitter technique. The kit for the project included: the scalloped red oval, the white oval, the metallic red rose embossed but not yet sanded, a little packet of glitter, a coffee filter, a 3 x 3″ square of white cardstock and two rose stickers still attached to the backing paper.
Step 1: Adhere a piece of white cardstock large enough for 3 of the hat stickers to ECD Double Sided Adhesive. Peel off the adhesive backing to half of this piece. Sprinkle ECD Silk Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond. Now peel off the other half of the backing paper and sprinkle this half with the same glitter. With a soft brush, brush the excess off and polish the glittered cardstock with your finger in circular motion. This pushes this ULTRA fine glitter into the tiny little places you can’t see and it will amaze you how much shinier the glitter gets.
Step 2: Peel off 3 of these stickers with a pair of reverse tweezers and lay them over the above prepared glitter paper. Take something with a smooth surface and press over the stickers while moving in a slow circular motion to maker sure the stickers are well glued down.
Color with Copic Markers: N0, 2, 4 R22, 24, 27, G02, 05. Fussy cut the hats out.
Step 3: What looks like a red glitter mat is made by cutting a rectangle that measures 5 x 6.5″ from white cardstock. Next, apply ECD 10mm Double sided Adhesive to all four edges. Over a coffee filter peel off backing paper one side at a time and sprinkle with ECD Microfine Glitter True Red. Again as before, brush off the excess glitter and polish with your finger. Repeat on all four sides.
Step 4: Make a base card by creating the sentiment on your computer in the “Landscape” layout centering all of the text. Then print on 8.5 x 11″ white cardstock. Score this at 5.5″ and fold over. Trim this folded card to 5.5 x 7″. Adhere the step 3 pc. to the front of this base card.
Step 5: Cut a rectangle out of Designer paper that measures 4.75 x 6.25″ and adhere to the red glittered pc. I chose this dark gray and white pinstripe paper because it reminded me of a blazer I wore for a “Head Shot” photo session when I was only 45 and had just been hired as a Marketing Manager.
Step 6: Make another piece of white cardstock 1 x 4″and cover with ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive and leaved the backing on. Using ECD 783 – Happy Birthday cut the front card sentiment by placing the cutting side of the die on the side of this pc. of without adhesive. Now pull off the backing of this sentiment and sprinkle with the same Cool Diamond glitter as above.
Step 7: Adhere the “hats” and “Happy Birthday” as shown to the front of the card.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you’ll try one of your own. I love to read your comments and/or questions.
Other products used:
Beacons Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Tweezers from Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Flower Shaping Tool Kit