I have a Wedding or Anniversary card to share with you that was a make and take that I designed for the Pampered Crafter's Sorority Retreat. The girls had lots of fun making this one.
Let me show you how to create this Lacey Glittery background made with Elizabeth Craft Micro Fine Glitter Ritz. Bear with my photos, it's very hard to do this technique and take pixs at the same time with no tripod , when the sun is setting and trying to photograph shiny things. You can use any colors but I used Silver and Warm Highlights.
Before you start make sure you have copy paper or some time of scratch paper under your project. Cut some Scor-Tape or Be Creative Tape the same size as the cardstock . Peel the backing off and attach it to the cardstock.
Once attached to the card stock peel the protective covering off. Be careful not to touch the sticky part that you are exposing. (Don't throw this part away as you can use it another time for masking, here is the link of a previous post on what you can use this for.... Glitter Ritz Masking Tutorial).
Take a piece of lace that is a little bit larger than the cardstock and stretch it out over the cardstock. You want your lace to be the really thin kind. Thick chunky lace does not turn out very nicely (don't waste your time or supplies).
Pour it over the lace. Don't be afraid that you are wasting your glitter....most of it goes right back into the bottle. A very little bit goes a very long way.
Burnish the glitter into the cardstock by rubbing the glitter in a circular motion into the cardstock with your fingers.
Using a soft brush brush the glitter off onto the scratch paper. I am not very gentle here. Don't forget to brush the backside of the cardstock as well, there will be rogue glitter on the back too.
Remove the lace, it just peels off quite easily (don't throw the lace away, you can use it over and over again). I brush the lace off and and then brush the brush off. Go over the cardstock with the clean brush to make sure you have all the glitter off. This keeps you from getting silver glitter in your next color.
All of the excess glitter should be on your scratch paper now. Just pick up the paper and pour the glitter back into the bottle.
With fresh scratch paper under your project, simply repeat the process by pouring over your light color. I used Warm Highlights Glitter Ritz.
Burnish it in well with your fingers.....
Brush it of really well front and back....
To create my card I stamped a sentiment from Rubbernecker's Best Wishes Set sku:600 in Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder on a Spellbinders Fancy Tag and popped it up with pop dots. I just discovered the coolest thing.....Viva Pearl Pen...love it you can make your pearls any size you want and they round out all on their own. I added a couple of Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts in Silver Mirror Paper and some White Satin Ribbon. I matted it on a white layer and the a layer of Silver Mirror Paper. I popped it all up on a white card base. Very little supplies and big impact!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!