Saturday, November 16, 2013

Creative Cafe' kit - Frosty Night Glitter Tutorial

Well we're half way through the month already !  This next card I have to share is actually easier than it looks and makes a great candidate for making several if you're looking for that special card you can send out this year.  Add a holiday sentiment or insert a family picture!

The card is a regular A2 card size - but scored on the side - measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".
Cut your card layers as follows:
  • White Card base mesasure - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • Red cardstock is cut at 4 1/8 x 5 1/4"
  • The snowflake patterned paper - measures 4 x 5 1/8" 
  • 1 pc of white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" for your stamped trees
  • Black cardstock diecut from Spellbinder labels twenty-five and eighteen 
Now for the Tutorial this card sparkles with a layer of You're So Fine- Diamond cool highlights glitter - but the snowy frosty look is aided by a layer of used dryer sheet.  Amazing I know!
Here's a look at my supplies - in addition to my paper pad and You're so Fine Glitter- I used The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue and a used dryer sheet to pull it all together.
Before I started stamping I wanted to prep my dryer sheet with some Scrap Happy glue - so I used a sponge brush, and with my craft sheet under the dryer sheet - I picked up some glue on my sponge brush and spread a layer of glue all over the dryer sheet setting it aside while I moved on to stamp my trees. 
For my trees I used Memento London Fog and Archival Grey inks.  Usually you can get the two-tone affect I was after by stamping off some of the colored ink giving you a lighter image.  But with acrylic stamps they don't hold onto the ink like red rubber does - so I compromised by using 2 different shades of grey one is slightly darker than the other so it worked perfectly!  

As you can see in my picture above I took my tree stamp and repeatedly stamped across my card front, randomly placing it at different levels and inks, and sometimes layering over each other creating my own little frosty forest!

In the photo above - I placed the dryer sheet on my card front and again using my sponge brush applied more Scrap Happy Glue, spreading another coat evenly across the entire card front. 
After few moments I shook out You're so Fine Glitter in Diamond Clear- and using my fingers worked and pushed the glitter into the card front layered and covered with the dryer sheet.  
Shaking off any excess glitter I set it aside to completely dry, while I prepped the diecut layers of my card.
Tip:  I put my Diamond Clear glitter in a big salt shaker bottle that I found in the dollar store!  It makes it easy to sprinkle out where you want it-and the lid comes off for easy filling.  You can see it in the picture below...
Finally I cut the stamped dryer sheet with glitter using the largest of the Spellbinder label eighteen die set   Wrapping and tieing my red organza ribbon around one end before I adhered it to the black layered die cut image (Spellbinder Twenty-five)

Here's a closeup view to finish my card front, I masked and stamped my sentiment so it read 'sparkle & Shine' and using my SU oval punch, to cut it out. 


Tip: I used the same oval punch to cut out another red oval and just by turning it a bit - I was able to off-set it enough to back my sentiment.  This is a great way to back an image even if you don't have a punch or die that is a size larger.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' kit of the month 'Twas the Night
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-  Creative Cafe' kit of the month 'Twas the Night
Ink:  Memento -London Fog; Archival Grey
Embelllishments:  Diamond bling; Red organza ribbon all from the kit
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders - Labels Twenty-five, Eighteen; Stampin'UP! Oval punch



Denise said...

I love anything to do with the forest.Your card is lovely :) Denise

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Karen, this is so the sparkly forest!

Unknown said...

So creative - thanks for sharing the great tips and techniques!

Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga said...

Very neat idea ... who knew

Jacquie Southas said...

Great snowy scene Karen & I love the little pop of red behind the sentiment!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty, love the layout ans technique!