Microfine glitter and a bit of high tack adhesive tape can add a lot of bang to a tiny little card. I created this cute little thank you card with microfine glitter by Glitter Ritz and Be Creative double sided adhesive tape, both Canadian products! I get my Glitter Ritz (available in what seems like a gazillion colours) and my Be Creative tape at Scrapbook Queens. Be Creative tape comes in a lot of different sizes, from large flat sheets, to rolls of really wide to really thin tape.
How to Create Masks with Be Creative Tape and Glitter Ritz
1. Start off with a card base and a piece of Be Creative tape the same size as your card front. Select two different colours of Glitter Ritz microfine glitter.
2. Carefully remove one side of the protective paper on the tape and adhere the tape to your card base. Be careful not to touch it. If you get your fingerprints on it, you will be able to see the prints through the glitter. Keep the protective paper, you will need it for the next step.
3. Choose a die - any die will do. I chose a Sizzix die that's sold exclusively through Stampin' Up!
4. Keep both pieces of the die cut, the positive and the negative. You never know when you might want to use them again.
5. Carefully place the die cut paper on top of the adhesive. Smooth it down carefully without letting your fingers touch the adhesive. I like to use my bone folder or a pair of tweezers for this.
6. Place a piece of clean paper underneath the card base. Once your die cut is smoothed down, add one of your glitters liberally on top of the card. Make sure that you cover the whole thing. Brush off the excess with a clean dry brush onto the paper underneath. You can return the excess glitter to the jar.
7. Next, carefully rub the glittered areas in with your finger tip using a circular motion. This step burnishes the glitter and makes it super shiny.
8. Carefully remove the die cut mask. Add more glitter in a different colour and repeat steps 6 and 7 with this second layer of glitter. And, that's all there is to it!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! I hope that you try this technique, it's really fun and easy. As well, if you have to make a lot of cards in a hurry, this technique adds a lot of punch without taking a lot of time.