Friday, May 18, 2012

Sparkly Angel

Actually, the background is all glitter applied to double sided tape..can you believe it..i am NOT a glitter person.  I tried this technique with one of my friends and bought this huge roll of tape thinking i'd be doing these cards a ton..and sadly i am not.  I will need to be creative and start using this big roll before the stickiness no longer works. :(

This week our sponsor at Card Crafter's Circle is Whoopsi Daisy and there are great prizes!  Hope you can join us..the challenge is Sparkle...

I made a tutorial at the end of this post on how to make the glitter background:

First of all this is the sketch i am using and it is from Kathy's Waffle Sketch File:

Kathy's Waffle Sketch File- sketch

Here is my tutorial for the glitter background:
First you need some double sided paper, 
i used Sookwang brand

Once i pulled the backing off of the double sided tape i used the backing to cut a circle.  Not having a Spellbinder's circle that is large enough, i folded the paper in half twice and cut out a circle that way.

Looking at the sketch i need a circle inside of a circle, so i am cutting my circle using the Spellbinder's die
I place the backing back on top of the double sided tape that is on the front of my card (both circles) making sure they are pressed down well.  Then i add the glitter to the exposed tape.

This is what it looks like once the glitter is attached. After each color i use i "burnish" the glitter by rubbing my finger over the glitter.  It gets shinier when i do this too.

Now i peel off the large circle only..again make sure the small circle is pressed down well around the edges.

Now i add the next color, yellow and repeat the burnishing.

Last color is you see the blue spot on the green?  That is because i didn't push down the edges well.  No problem i was able to cover it with my image. 


I use glue dots to attach the paper embellishments
and foam dots when i attached my image.


  1. Aw this is just so cute and gorgeous just love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. This is a great technique, and you've done a fab job with the photos and explanation. You need to share some of that tape (grin). I know a little girl who would have a grand time doing this technique (smile).

  3. This is soooo pretty, and a lovely use of our sketch this month. Thanks for playing along with The Sketch File for May


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