Friday, January 24, 2020

*Glitter Stripes for Scrap 'n Stamp*

I am so happy that I've been able to squeeze out some time and energy to resume some design work for the Scrap 'n Stamp Canada Blog! You know I've been creating, but I haven't felt up to trying to do the posts for my Design Team duties with them... so I'm happy I was able to get something done for them in January!  In fact, this is my second post for them this month!
My card is very clean and simple... and honestly I think it needs a little something... but I sat with it for days and had no inspiration....  so that's the card you get today LOL!

What I want to show you with this card, is how important it is to burnish your glitter if you are using it....  I LOVE the Be Creative Tape with glitter.... and the backing of the tape is perfect for burnishing the project.
To create the stripes, I started with a strip of cardstock and then put a strip of the Be Creative tape, then another strip of cardstock and so on.  I could have done one large strip of the larger Be Creative tape, but then I was worried that my strips of glitter wouldn't be even.  So I switched it up to use the skinniest tape instead.
This photo was taken after I covered the project with the silver glitter.  It was everywhere!  I should have used my anti-static tool on the cardstock before pulling off the backing of the tape... but I didn't.  So instead, I used the Be Creative Glitter Magnet to remove the glitter from everything except the tape.
In this photo you can see that I started burnishing the glitter.  What this means is that you rub the glitter with your finger (or in my case, I used a piece of the backing from the tape and my bone folder)... this makes the individual pieces of glitter lay down flat, allowing the most amount of shimmer to show on the card.  If you don't burnish, your glitter won't look nearly as shiny and shimmery. In the above photo, the two lines of glitter at the bottom of the photo have been burnished and you can see that they are more shiny than the top two lines.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; assorted blues from my stash
*Images (and die):  Hero Arts Eat Cake All Day
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Etc:  Be Creative Tape; Be Creative Glitter Magnet; foam tape; Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter
*Tools:  bone folder; Gemini Jr

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