Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
- Cut a piece of jac paper to the size of your choice and attach to the front of your card. You could even print onto the paper prior to cutting. Lay your card onto a piece of scrap paper (A4 printer paper is fine), folded in half ready to catch the glitter and return it to the pot.
- Using a very sharp knife, cut through the top layer of the jac paper (doesn't matter if you cut into the adhesive layer as long as you don't go through the card), following all the lines. On this card I did very thin outlines in black.
- Assess the glitter colours you will use and start with the darkest colour first. As you cannot avoid mixing glitters, the light ones won't show on the dark colours, but obviously the dark ones will!
- Carefully lift off the top layer of paper, exposing the sticky surface, from those areas you deem to be darkest. Now pour your glitter over the exposed parts and then gently tip your card so all the adhesive is covered and your glitter falls onto the scrap paper. Be generous with your glitter, after all, it is all going back into the pot anyway! Give the card a good flick with your fingers to remove all loose glitter. It is then easy enough to pour the glitter back into the pot (you may need to use your 'Spirit Fingers' to ensure all glitter is safely returned. Any that is left over, I just flick into the bin. A pot of glitter can last years - it goes an awful long way!
- Carry on in this manner using your glitters from darkest to lightest until all areas are filled.
It is as easy as that! Your card will be awesome and shiny and you will then be able to go on to a nightclub as you are covered in glitter dust!
I also use glitter in my scrapbooking. I feel as long as all the loose particles are flicked off (as much as possible, anyway) then there is no harm. The jac paper is neutral, too. For glittery letters, simply use your die cutting machine (I have used Sizzix, Cuttlebug and Quickcutz dies with great success).
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Holy Moly! 15 months on and I am posting again! Not so regular, I am thinking... Life flashes by with nary a backward glance - I have been scrapbooking and making cards on a regular basis, but there has been a lot of exploring other (extremely talented) peoples' blogs!
Thought I might share one of my cards with you, which I made for my nephew's 13th birthday. He received a Fender Stratocaster guitar, so, as boys cards are generally not as easy as girls', this was what I chose to focus on! The guitar images were downloaded from the net and printed onto photo paper (nice and glossy) and then 'paper toled' to give a 3D image. The words were cut using the Sizzix machine, from chipboard which had JAC (double sided) paper attached and then dipped into glitter. (LOVE jac paper - get it here: http://www.scraptothefuture.com.au/ ). I notice I have 3 fonts (tut tut) and the stars were also cut from a Sizzix die from gold and silver foil board (also from my store). I liked the card when I had finished it, nephew loved it - it had just the right amount of bling for a budding Rock God to appreciate!