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Cards with Glitter

Hi there! It's me, Cha. This week, I'll show you how you can create backgrounds with fine and even thick glitter, using just double-sided tape in two different sizes. Of course, this technique isn't new, I must say that I watched a video from Gina K. who inspired me to make these cards.

To make these cards, I chose my own designs that I created in my computer with Illustrator CC2017. but you can take your stamps or look for some images from the Internet. (You can see my digital creations here

First of all, I started making the backgrounds. I just took some different glitter - fine black and silver glitter and some thick gold glitter. So, I added some tape (1/8 inch) onto my panel and cut the excess. Then, I removed the double-sided tape and added black glitter. I verified minustiously if the glitter was well-adhered on the card using my bone folder pressing down very well. After that, I did the same but using some silver glitter. At last, I did the same thing once again but, this time, I used 5/8 tape and added some thick gold glitter. I realized that this thicker one works really nice as well.

To mount my card, I decided to print some images that I created for my clipart store (I did mention before). I chose this set called 'Glamour' and printed them on a piece of 160 grams paper. Once I finished coloring the pictures with Winsor&Newton Promarkers and Brushmarkers, I cut them with my Silhouette machine. I also cut the center from the handmirror picture in order to glue some silver metallic cardstock on the back of it, simulating a real mirror.  

When all my images were ready, I just glued them onto my panel and also I cut my sentiment previously and added it to the card, too. For the final touches, I added some Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents to the pictures - the nail polish, and the lipstick - also, I embellished the handmirror with some Gold and Star Dust Glitter Stickles and, at last, I highlighted the sentiment 'You're so glamourous' with a white gel pen

Finally, I mounted my card on a black base card (4 1/2" by 6").

I also made other cards based on this one, same backgrounds with glitter. 

Bonus Card 2

For this card, I followed the same process that on the other cards but this time I added much more glitter (red, purple and fuchsia) and cut in two pieces (with the remains, I made a third card). I glued a part of the background at the bottom of the card. Then, I added the images in the middle of the card and I put the sentiment at the top of the card. Once again, I adhered the panel onto a black card base. 

Bonus Card 3

For the last card, I used the background with glitter from the previous one, but here, I didn't use any pictures. I also cut the background in two pieces and glued them, one part at the bottom and a smaller part at the top. Onto the gap, I glued the sentiment 'Look at you!' and I added the word 'glamourous' on the glittered background that was at the bottom. 

For final touches, I added some glitter Stickles (Star Dust, Gold and Xmas Red and again, I highlighted the words with a white gel pen. 

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I hope you like these cards and keep creating!