Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bubble bath fun and glitter tutorial

Just so you know, i am NOT a glitter fan.  Mo's Challenge blog wants the crafters participating in their challenge to "Bling it on"...but there is something about the colors MS has in her glitter section that beckons me...  My friend, Aga, introduced me to this super technique, using Ritz glitter, but i've found the MS glitter works just as well and is more readily available to me at Michaels...and can i say 40% off coupon. :)

So first i will share my card and then my tutorial on how i did the glitter part:


















The sketch i used is from Seems a Little Sketchy #9:

 Now for my tutorial for making the glitter embellishments...not too hard really:
First you will need some heavy-duty double sided tape...i purchased Sookwang in a large roll...it will cover a large portion (if not all of a standard card front), for this project i cut a strip a little wider than my border punch...(remember not all border punches like thicknesses...i used the Reminisce brand...and it wasn't happy with this thickness, the best punch i've used so far is EK Success...and it's like the name..success-ful!)
I used double sided paper also and attached the strip to the lighter side and then a strip to the darker side.  Then i used my border punches.

**Remember the side that you put your tape on is the side that will be up and have glitter attached to it.




Punch out both of your borders and then add the glitter to the tape, tap off and burnish the glitter. 
(Burnishing is just rubbing and pushing the glitter down..it makes it "shine" more and i found that the MS glitter was more sparkly.)
This is the "Glitter Ritz" brand













This is the Martha Stewart brand.
The punches cut out w/the tape. And the burnishing i am doing w/my finger.







The finished border punches ready for my card base.














Challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog- Bling it on
Seems a Little Sketchy- sketch #9

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