I really wanted to add a contrasting element behind the beautiful Filigree Butterfly, I tried several things and I found that glitter could be a great alternative.
I’m not going to lie… I have glitter everywhere. Glitter is hard to control. Thankfully I got a powerful Dyson (vacuum) that is sparkling too at the moment. It did help to collect most of the glitter tho.
Below a 3 – minutes video to show you how I made this. Although is terrible easy is good to see a cardmaking party in real life.
So that’s how you put 8 hours of crafting in 3 minutes… I made several experiments, not in the video but they will be revealed soon.
I had a real play with this stuff… over 5 hours throwing glitter and about 3 hours making decisions about how to put the cards together and finding easy ways to use the dies etc… have a look at my Press’n Seal tip in the video.
Once the design is done it will be easy and quick to reproduce… and yes my craft room was looking as if a glitter bomb exploded. lol – fun!
My best friend when crafting with glitter is the Nuvo sweep brush … trust me, you need that brush. After having one I had to get another one to make sure if I miss one I have the other one at hand. ( I misplace things very often in my craft room- nightmare)
How I did this
I know this is nothing new but it is still fun to remember simple techniques
- I simply use double-sided adhesive tape in different thickness on a piece of cardstock.
- I then pilled off the backing of the tape
- I applied different colours of Nuvo Glitter on the exposed adhesive.
- I did one colour of glitter at the time
When creating the backgrounds for the cards today I also remember a technique I saw over a month ago for the very first time in a card created by my friend Tracy Freeman and she inspired me to give it a try so I applied in the card above her technique using stencils and glitter…. stay tuned as I’m editing a video to show you exactly how to do this and succeed to create stunning custom patterned glitter paper or backgrounds.
I also discover Sunny Side Glitter my new favourite gold colour. It is simply stunning, vibrant and rich!
I used 1cm and 5mm double-sided tape. I also adhere in different ways mixing thicknesses so make wider or narrower stripes.
I then die cut the Filigree Butterfly and as this die doesn’t cut around the edges `i simply fussy cut around it.
I used a square frame dies to create a frame. I glued the butterfly on the centre of the frame using Nuvo deluxe adhesive and I tick the toper on a 5″x5″ inches card bases.
You can use any glitter you have in any colours you have to make fun backgrounds to add behind intricate die cuts or from the background panel of your cards.
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That’s all for today …
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