Friday, November 11, 2011

Glitter Snowflakes

Well, I haven't played with my glitter in awhile, I guess because I hate the mess, but using it with the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets was so easy and hardly any mess!

To make the snowflakes I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and a piece of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, placed them together and ran them through my Big Shot using the Snowflake #2 Die.  Next I slowly took the backing off of the adhesive and sprinkled glitter over the sticky part.  I say I did this slowly, because as I peeled the adhesive off I sprinkled - not pulling the whole sheet off at once.  The first one I made I pulled the whole sheet off and my fingers accidently took some of the adhesive off.  I found that if I sprinkled a little at a time I could hold the snowflake down in places where I already had the glitter and therefore was able to get nice coverage on the whole piece.  I love how they turned out.  They really sparkle and the glitter really seems to stay put with nice even coverage.

I experimented with several different colors and found them all to be so much fun.  The snowflakes were placed onto a layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder and by placing a glimmer brad in the middle I was able to secure them in place.  I also added some glue dots to the edges of the snowflakes.  This layer was placed onto a Whisper White cardstock base.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730
Stamp Sets:  Petite Pairs #122495 wood or #122497, Snow Swirled #111690
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Snow Burst Embossing Folder #124096, Snowflake #2 Die #113460, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805
Embellishments: Fine Galaxy Glitter #114286, Fine Supernova Glitter #114287, Basics Glimmer Brads #121003
Punches:  Scallop Oval #119856, Large Oval #119855


Yolanda said...

Those are so simple and look so pretty! I haven't tried those adhesive sheets yet. I think I'll have to place an order soon. TFS!

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Love your snowflake cards -- what a great idea. TFS!

Micki - Avenue of Art said...

Lovely cards. Simple, yet so elegant! Thanks for sharing your tips with the glitter! TFS
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Penny Hanuszak said...

Neat trick Eileen. Thanks for this useful tip on "pulling slowly". I tend to let her rip and would have glitter and sticky stuff everywhere, LOL! Appreciated. I love the cards they are CAS but beautifully done.

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, these turned out absolutely gorgeous! Such a great technique- tfs!

Patti said...

I wanted to see if I'm able to leave comments now and it works. Thanks Eileen. I hate visiting a blog and not being able to comment especially when something really catches my eye.

Dale Morin said...

These are great! I haven't used this technique yet. TFS I will have to give it a try.

Lisa Kmiec said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to add the adhesive paper and glitter to my next order.