Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Packing Tape and Glitter Technique


Happy Birthday Stamping Divas

I participated in a swap on Stamping Divas to celebrate our 2nd birthday on the web, the challenge was to create something that sparkles and dazzles. I had originally planned to go with the faux diamonds technique and at the last minute changed my mind and went with packing tape and glitter. Here is a variation of the card I created for this swap.

To those divas who participated in this swap... sorry to spoil the suprise!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Simply Said
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Other: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Folk Heart Punch (SU)

Technique Details: Create a window using a punch of your choice, (there are other ways to create windows but this is the easiest I have found). Place clear packing tape over the backside of the hole, sticky should be facing up. Place a small amount of glitter onto the packing tape and spread it around with your finger, rub the glitter in and shake off any excess glitter. I have seen several windows that had a stamped image or message behind them, when doing this use glitter very sparingly or the message or image will not be seen through all the dazzle and glitter.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. I haven't tried this technique yet, but this card is a sure motivator.

Linda Schmitt said...

Great cards and I see you have those new scallop punches! Our craft stores have been out of stock of them! I wish SU! would carry them - they'd sell like hotcakes! ~Linda

Beate said...

Very elegant glitter window.