I wanted to make cards that showed a couple of techniques, one that is J. McGuire’s and one that is mine.
I started by stamping with a Concord & 9th “Love You, Mean It” stamp set for my sentiments and used Versamark ink on it and then used Stamp n’ Stuff silver embossing powder (that was kind of old and still worked, yay!) I heat set them and set them aside for later.
To make the card, I used an 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of white cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and added a layer of silver paper that is 5 1/4″ x 4″ and had used it for some circle punches, but since I’m putting another layer over it, it shouldn’t make a difference in the card. My last layer of white card stock was 110 lb. white Recollections but you can use any weight card stock as long as you don’t cut through it when we do our next technique. I used a sticky paper made to put glitter on and attached it to my white paper with tear tape that was 5″ x 3 3/4″ and used my Xacto knife to cut a sunburst effect by cutting only through the backing paper and not through the white card stock underneath. Once I had cut through the papers, I removed every other paper backing and used red fine Martha Stewart glitter on the pieces where I had removed the backing. I used my finger to rub it in really well and then went over it again with my bone folder to ensure the glitter wouldn’t be loose. I used a coffee filter to catch the excess glitter. Once I was sure the red glitter was really well adhered, I removed the rest of the backing to the sticky paper and used a silver Martha Stewart fine glitter on those pieces and rubbed them as I did with the red glitter. To clean everything, I used a Swiffer duster to pick up the glitter as well as the coffee filter that held the excess glitter until I needed to pour it back in the containers.
I decided my sentiment would look great if I punched it with a label punch (that I can’t remember the name of), and ran my glue stick around the edge and the dipped it into the silver glitter. I used my Xacto knife to remove any glitter that ended up where I didn’t like it. I put foam tape on the back of my sentiment and put it in the center of the card. I added silver washi tape to my envelope and my card was complete. I’m making another version using a different technique and thought I could make it on the same video, but am separating it into a second video so that this video wasn’t too long. I hope you enjoyed this video and you can always check out Jennifer McGuire’s series of Sparkle and Shine Cards.