Welcome! Did you know that today is World Card Making Day? People around the world are celebrating with festive stamping and card making activities… me too!
My Super Saturday Tutorial, however is not a card, LOL. I mentioned yesterday that I didn’t have a clue what I’d be doing, so this is a really quick tutorial. We kind of touched on it a while back when I showed you how to make Shiny Faux Metal.
I was following along this week on a discussion at Stampin Addicts about last week’s silver glimmer paper technique tutorial… and one of my stamping friends mentioned that she wished glimmer paper came in pink, blue and purple. That got me thinking… hmm, I have Fine Super Nova Glitter in some of those colors, why don’t I just make some glimmer paper?
And… so I did… in four different colors!
I just made 2” wide pieces to begin with.. wanted to make sure the technique was effective, LOL. I didn’t use the chocolate glitter because I had girly colors in my head at the time… I’ll have to revisit that glitter, I bet it’s really fabulous as paper!
To make your own special colors, you’ll need the following… supplies, all available at my online stampin’ up! store!
Glimmer Paper Supplies:
- Fine Supernova Glitter (5 colors, 1/4 oz. each) # 114287 $13.95
- Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (12 ea. 12”x12”) #120805 $14.95
- Vellum Card Stock (20 ea. 8.5” x 11”) #101856 $6.50 OR
- Window Sheets (2 ea. 12”x12”) #114323 $4.95
- Bone Folder #102300 $6.95
Step by Step Glimmer Paper Tutorial:
- Cut a piece of Big Shot Multipurpose Sheet large enough to encompass your project. In the experimental phase, I cut mine 2x2 and 2x4.
- Cut a piece of Card Stock Vellum or Window Sheet 1/8” larger than the Big Shot Multipurpose Sheet you made in step 1.
- Use bone folder to burnish the printed side of the Multipurpose Sheet. Apply even and firm pressure as you rub the Multipurpose sheet, and pay particular attention to the edges.
- Carefully and slowly remove the printed protective sheet. As you pull it back, all the adhesive should stay down, not travel with the sheet you are removing. IF IT DOES START TO COME UP, place it back down, and burnish again.
- With the adhesive facing down, attach to the Vellum Card Stock or window sheet cut in step 2.
- With the second protective layer facing you, firmly burnish the protective layer, again paying particular attention to the edges.
- Repeat step 4.
- Optional: Cover your work surface with a paper towel, and even an additional paper to prevent dreaded glitter contamination throughout your life and stamp room.
- Pour glitter onto the exposed adhesive.
- When all adhesive is covered, use bone folder or your finger to gently rub it into the adhesive.
- Now, turn it upside down, and use the bone folder to aggressively burnish the back (non-glittered) surface.
- Tap off excess… and you’re ready to go!
- Pour paper towel collected glitter back into the jar.
- Punch shapes to add glimmer elements to your cards, scrapbook pages and projects.
- To achieve a clean cut when punching our home made glimmer paper or the Stampin’ Up! Glimmer papers, it’s best to have the glitter side facing outward from the punch, i.e. if you were to turn the punch over, you would see the shape AND the glitter through the hole or shape.
- You can also use Vellum Paper vs. Card Stock… but if you do, you’ll want to back it with a post it note before punching the paper.
- Don’t try to ‘cheat’ by using your finger to burnish. A bone folder really is the most effective (and inexpensive) tool for this job.
I decided to punch out the glimmer paper with my Blossom Bouquet Triple Doily Punch… aren’t the Olive, Orange, Pink and Aqua flowers pretty?
Now what… hmm…
Well, I had these Glitter brads… they’re pretty cool!
And they make pretty cool hair clips too!
Hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial! Hope you’re not too disappointed that I didn’t have a card to share for World Card Making Day! But hey, you could throw together a card with these charmers really easy, couldn’t you?
Tomorrow I’ll have a winner announcement from the Mica Flake Jewelry Blog Candy… and maybe something extra special for you too.