Wednesday, May 11, 2011

All that Glitters Tutorial!

 Welcome to Half Way to Friday!  =)
I don't know about you, but other than stickles, I tend to AVOID loose glitter as much as I possibly can.  Everyone in my family wears it when I get it out - including my hubby and furbabies.  However, today, I'd like to share with you a fun way to adhere glitter to your cards, and hopefully not share TOO much with the rest of your family to wear!
Three items I use - loose glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Tacky Tape
I started with this cute Rose Flower Name image (this was last Friday's Freebie you can STILL get it).  I attached two pieces of the double sided Tacky tape in the two corners of this image

After removing the red film from the tape, I sprinkled it with the loose glitter (be sure to use a piece of paper to catch any run away glitter.  Tap excess glitter off.

 Below, I decided to add glitter to the purple flower part of this mage.  I colored my image first with my copics and then used my Quickie Glue pen.  I colored small sections at a time and didn't color over the black lines, so they would stand out after the glitter was added.  After each small section was 'colored' with the quickie glue pen, I sprinkled the glitter and then tapped off excess glitter. Repeat until image areas are glittered as you wish.

Here is a close up photo of the glittered strips and the glittered flower (kind of hard to see).

Here is the final product - it's hard to see the glittery part of the glitter, but it looks gorgeous in real life.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.  I'm happy to answer any questions you might have - feel free to leave me a comment.
Don't forget to stop by the Bugaboo CDAC & PCP groups today too for our new Wacky Wednesday Challenge! 

You don't want to miss it!
Hugs & Happy Days!


  1. What a fabulous way to add glitter to a card - love it!! Beautiful colors and design - fabulous card :)

  2. Beautiful card Min and I love the purple! I have some Tacky Tape...I'll give it a try!
    Hug, Tammy :)

  3. Thank you for a great tutorial Min ! I will definitely get my glitters out of the cupboard ! Hugs hugs hugs !

  4. Thanks for that awesome tutorial Min! SOOOOO Beautiful when it has glitter - and I'm sure we're all the same with usually avoiding loose this is a great way to do that :-) LOVE IT!

  5. I can see all the glittery goodness and it's gorgeous!


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