March 08, 2010

Glitter Puzzle Sunset!

I am excited to have been asked to be an Art Glitter guest designer for March-May! For my first project, I thought it would be fun to make a sparkling sunset scene, so I chose several colors of Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent glitter and some relaxing images from A Muse, then set to work on a glitter puzzle design!

This is a fun and easy glitter technique that I learned from this tutorial on

To make my version, the basic instructions are the same. Run a piece of white cardstock through a Xyron machine. Remove the clear plastic, then use a craft knife to cut lines into the coated backing sheet. Peel away one of the backing sheet sections and add glitter. Since the rest of the backing sheet is still in place, it acts as a mask! Tap off excess glitter, then peel away the next section and change glitter colors. Then repeat one section at a time until you have covered the layer completely in glitter! Adhere that layer to your card base. Then stamp desired images on a transparency sheet and attach to the glitter layer and card base using ribbon, brads, or eyelets. With this technique, you get amazing sparkle and color with stunning results very quickly! Love it!

Be sure to check out my post on the Art Glitter blog today! Emily Miller from Art Glitter also posted a fabulous glitter puzzle Sun design!

Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in Lemone’, Orange Crush, Pink Smoothie, Tropical Rain, and Fauna
Art Glitter Transparency Sheet
Rubber Stamps: Hammock and Life’s a Breeze by A Muse Artstamps
Polka Dot sheer ribbon in White by A Muse Artstamps
4-bar notecard in Slate and White cardstock by A Muse Artstamps
Black stamp ink suitable for transparencies , Crop-a-dile, Craft Knife, Xyron with permanent adhesive cartridge

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