Chiswick – glitter strips on cards.
Posted on 01 Apr 2014
I have always been a fan of glitter – a little bling makes any day brighter. So what better way to brighten someones day than to make a card featuring some bright and happy glitter strips. I love how easy it is and that even kids can help when you get busy with this easy technique. so here’s how i created my card.
I combined the glitter with some vintage patterned papers, chalkboard technique strip and stamped butterflies for a nice mix of texture, colour and patterns
I love the stack-able pots of glitter – handy when you are on the road or heading to a class.
You will need 20mm double sided tape, thin super sticky tape, glitter in two different colours, scissors, patterned paper, card base, rubber stamps, ink pad, embellishments.
Trim your patterned paper to the width of your folded card base and the height you want it to be. Adhere the 20mm double sided tape flush with the top edge of the patterned paper.
Remove the backing from the tape strip and pour the glitter on top of the tape – always work on a scrap piece of paper so that you can keep the excess glitter that does not adhere to the tape. Lightly pat down the glitter so that it adheres to the tape. Shake off any excess glitter onto the scrap paper and return it to the container.
Adhere the thin strip of super tape just below the double sided tape strip. Use your Chiswick scissors to trim off the extra overlapping tape flush with the edges.
TIP Clean your scissors regularly to avoid a sticky build up of glue and tape bits – i use UNDU to clean my scissors and cutting board.
Peel the red protective backing off of the tape and pour the second colour of glitter onto the sticky part. Lightly pat down the glitter again to make sure you get a nice even coverage of solid colour on the tape. Shake off the excess and return to the container.
Your glitter piece is now ready to be used on your card. Why not try this on your next scrap layout for a quick and easy way of adding an accent colour.
Clear Stamp – Butterflies 140 x180mm (ER-A9)
Clear Stamp – Postcards 140 x 180mm (ER-A4)
Arts and Crafts Scissor 150mm
Ultra Fine glitter