Glitter, glitter everywhere!  Lynn from Splitcoaststampers had a great Technique Lover’s Challenge for us on Monday.  We were to use tacky tape adhesive to create glitter embellishment background papers for our project.  I didn’t have tacky tape but my ATG

gun worked just fine. I do have glitter all over my work area as it seems to fly all over the place when I use it.

I just got the newly released Raspberry Fizz cardstock and twill from Papertrey this week and thought it would be perfect to mix with gold glitter to create a Valentine.  I picked two adorable small images from Rubbernecker to work with as I really wanted the brilliantly colored cardstock and gold trim to shine and to let the images be a sweet addition.

KC Hearts I stamped the images with versa, embossed with gold embossing powder and watercolored using SU Pixie Pink and Celery. I punched the scalloped border on two sides of white cardstock and then ran my

ATG adhesive gun over the scallops. I carefully removed the additional adhesive between each scallop by tucking it back behind the paper so my scallop border would be perfectly shaped with glitter.  I placed the scalloped cardstock face up on a sheet of printer paper and poured on the glitter.  I wanted to be sure the glitter would stick well and not have tons of loose glitter falling off (which it does anyway) so I folded the piece of printer paper over the glittered cardstock and pressed down on the adhesive to smoosh the glitter in well. I embossed a piece of the Raspberry cardstock with the Textile Cuttlebug folder as it matched the Victorian look of the gold and sweet images. I assembled the card front by attaching the glitter layer and by running a piece of twill around the inside of the card leaving the ends on the outside to tie and attach a multi loop bow.  The bow is what really makes this project special to me.  When I went to attach the little images the gold embossing powder just did not match up to the brilliance of the gold glitter.  I pondered a minute and decided to take the change to use my versa marker (small point end) and applied the versa just on the gold lines of the images.  I poured Heat and Stick powder on, heated and then applied glitter.  The lines of versa were very thin but did manage to hold onto enough glitter to make the images pop and to match the gold scalloped borders. I attached gold cord to the two little hearts to make them appear to be hanging from the envelope image.  I love the sweet look of this project even though it is really out of my normal comfort zone. I know it is good for me to stretch myself to learn new things. If you would like to try this technique I would love to have you post a comment here with a link so I can check it out.


KC Hearts Close Up

Stamps:  Rubbernecker-From the Heart Collection, Rubbernecker KK Originals-Heart Collection

Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Watercolor

Ink:  Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Cuttlebug Textile Folder, ATG Gun, Gold Glitter, Twill, Mounting Tape, Gold Cord, Brushes, Snips