Sunday, November 29, 2009

Glitter Window tutorial - if you don't know this one - it's fun and easy!

The Design Team Members for Creative Clear Stamps each do a tutorial once a month. This month I've chosen the technique "Glitter Window"...always love glitter but it can be so messy! this one is a "messy-proof" way to glitter up those cards.

Here are the tools needed to create this A2 card.
I decided to go with Red and used designer paper with reversed matching sides and coordinated red cardbase. You will need to cut  mat 4 x 5.25" (darker red piece) and top lighter piece at 3.75 x 5". It's the top piece you will be working with - don't let pictures confuse you since (for this card) when its turned over it matches the bottom piece!

Need clear packing tape, ink, stamped image, nesties (or punch) and glitter.
I am using a sentiment from Creative Clear Stamp set "Holiday Sentiments"


you can see I have already stamped my image, using red ink onto white cardstock.

dont let this confuse you, the above piece is the smaller piece of cardstock that has had the piece cut out with the nestie. It is turned over so you are looking at the BACK of the top piece. Take the packing tape and cut it to fit over the cut out area with the sticky side facing down. When applying the packing tape, try not to press down. The sticky part of the tape will want to stick to the surface you are working on...I press down on one corner and then carefully turn it over so the sticky side is now facing up...now you can press on cardstock to adhere the packing tape.

With the sticky side now facing you, scoop your glitter and apply it over the cut out window...I probably made this more confusing using the coordinating cardstock, but you make one card...and you are off and running...it's sooooo easy! but if you've never done one, can seem confusing...like anything we first try...

Once you've covered it with glitter, then dump your glitter back into your "glitter holder" (mine is the ever popular Glad Wrap disposable LOL) and tap off excess. You can press the glitter down to be sure there isnt any loose glitter. IT WON'T  COME OFF!!
Now you can apply your stamped image, just line it up with the glitter window!
here's my card!

I adhered my ribbon, adhered the lighter piece with the window to the darker mat, then adhered that to the white mat (added that at last minute so it isnt in top pic, sorry) and adhered that to the cardstock!   WHEW..."whole lotta ahere'ing going on..." LOL
 Outlined my nestie opening with red marker, and added one of the "lollipop" flowers...
hmmmmm, pic doesnt show the glitter window too well, here's another pic



well, dont think I am very clear on directions...but hope you got the idea!
really is very un-messy way to use glitter!

Tip:  the finer the glitter, the better! the chunky glitter is harder to see through....

Have a blessed day,

19 comments:

craftieodamae said...

well aren't you the clever one this morning!! You know me I love anything with glitter on it!! I may just have to try this!

Kerrie said...

What a great idea, I will have to give this ago!.... thanks for sharing

Vicki said...

Great job, Linda! Beautiful card! I thought your directions were just fine! Love this process especially at the holidays! Enjoy some down time this week! Blessings to you!

Patti said...

I'm lovin your tutorials! Very easy to follow... Gorgeous card! Your flower is perfect! Best one yet!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
What a super card. I will definately try this one because your instructions are very clear.
HUgs,
Fiona x

Michelle Forrest said...

wonderful tutorial Linda and fantastic card!

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday season!

craft_princess said...

Looks like fun and I bet I make a mess trying this out! LOL!

Melanie said...

Love this technique, used it for the first time a few weeks ago at a Shoebox Swap. Beautiful job and thanks for the technique reminder.

Gina said...

WoW, thanks for sharing this. At one time I bought glitter in every color and multiples of most and never used it! I have been making myself try it more and more and I will definitely have to try this.

Lori said...

Very cool. I just skimmed it, but think I can follow along. I love your card btw!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for taking the time to share the instructions. It made sense to me.

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wow, you are full of great ideas, Linda. Your instructions were great - anxious to have a chance to give it a try. A beautiful card.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial!

Karen from PA said...

This is so pretty!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooooooh....how pretty!! but, I can TOTALLY see a mess coming on....LOL but, you know me...I'll have to try this...heeheheee thanks for sharing!!

Crafty Creations said...

This is GORGEOUS~!! Thanks for the directions! I love the flower too!!
Maria

Randi said...

Hi Linda, getting around to checking out my favorite blogs. Great tutorial! I hope you had a great TG

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