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Glitter Techniques Card Class

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Glitter Techniques Card Class Introduction

    • 2. Supplies Needed

    • 3. Snowflake Card Prep

    • 4. Snowflake Card Technique & Assembly

    • 5. Holly & Berries Card

    • 6. Snowman Card Prep

    • 7. Snowman Card Glitter Application

    • 8. Snowman Card Assembly

    • 9. GTCC5 Thank You

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About This Class

Welcome to the Glitter Techniques Card Class!

I have used microfine glitter often in my Cards for MANY Years!  I'm excited to create this class and share some of my absolute favourite glitter techniques.  These techniques get an awesome WOW factor but once you learn how to do them they are really relatively simple to do!

Because of the extra Glitter and Sparkle, these Techniques are absolutely perfect for Holiday cards but you definitely aren't limited to only Holiday cards.  The Techniques can easily be used for Birthday, Wedding and everyday cards!

This Class includes a Supply list that is broken down into the individual cards and the supplies used for each of those cards.  Those supplies are linked to where you can purchase them to save you time sourcing your supplies or if you don't happen to have a local source for what you will need.  You can find the Supply List HERE

In this class you will learn:

1 -My absolute favourite glitter techniques for cards

2 -Learn the Technique for using microfine glitter with double sided tape and why you need to use certain colours first

3 -Learn to make amazing glittery card fronts with your dies.

4 -Learn to make amazing glittery card fronts with your dies

The Cards taught in this class are Holiday images but can easily be changed to other occasions, simply change your colours, stamps and dies. 

NOTE: If you do decide to change images, stamps and/or dies you may need to change the sizes of the cardstock pieces needed to complete your cards.  Also, I used microfine glitter during the class.  You CAN use a chunkier glitter but it will slightly change the finished look of your cards.

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1. Glitter Techniques Card Class Introduction: Hey there, welcome to glitter techniques card class. I've used micro fine glitter many, many, many, many times over the years. And I'm quite familiar with it. And I wanted to share you some of my favorite techniques to use with micro fine glitter. You could also use a fine glitter or a chunky glitter. You're just gonna get a little bit different look than the samples in the class. While we're doing the class, I'll have one card that is a sample. And then the actual one that I'm doing, the demo one I'll do it a little bit different, a little bit different colors. Just to give you an idea of the different variations that you could choose to do if you want. This class also includes a supplier list. All have pictures of the card's broken down, what this applies that I use for each. And links to where you can find those suppliers just to help you source your products a little bit easier. If at any point throughout the class you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and ask. I'm happy to help. Otherwise, let's get glittery. 2. Supplies Needed: Let's take a moment to talk about what we're going to need for this class. So you're going to need some double-sided tape. I use the souk Wang in Canada here we call it the creative because that's our Canadian supplier. You can get it in sheets. You can also get it by the role sheets are a fantastic way to start out with because it gives you an idea if this is a technique that you might like to try, if it's something that is in your wheelhouse or if it's something that you know what is really not your cup of tea, you're not totally committed with sheets. Getting it by the role. It's a lot more expensive initially, but by the square inch, it ends up being a lot cheaper. So you can get it anywhere from, well, this is actually even not even the narrowest. You can get like 16th of an inch, all the way up to 12 inches wide, so it does come quite wide. My favorite one is the one that's 4.5 inches wide because it's perfect for the front of a card without a whole lot of waste. So if you find that this is your cup of tea, I definitely recommend getting it by the rule. There's 25 meters on the roles, so they last a long time. And if it's something that you love doing, great way to do it and make it a little bit more cost-effective. You're also going to need some dyes. So one of them is going to be for this particular technique. It does not need to be a snowflake shape. It could be whatever shape you want, but it needs to be a dive shape that's kinda stand alone and makes its own picture. You wouldn't want to one that like say a point, set a dye that you need to add hall. You need to add different elements to make its own complete picture. You want to have a die that as it by itself, it's its own picture. So when you're complete, you can put that on the front of a card. And then for this particular technique, again, you want to have a dye that's its own picture that you can color. This particular one here. I could do it, do it where I colored it. But most of the snowflake images I've seen, there's not really a lot of shading with it. So you want to have some sort of image that some shading would look really, really nice on. Another thing that you want is a stamp set. Stamp sets can be whatever you want, just something that you can put on the front of a card. I chose a design that was fairly simple and used. I think it was only four colors. So that it wasn't going to take a lot of time to demonstrate. You can go as elaborate as you want. I have another sample here that I use a whole bunch more colors, but I didn't want to do this one for the class just because of all the extra colors, it's going to take a lot more time to demo. Whereas with something smaller, you still get the same idea for the glue for this particular technique. Where's my card for this or here's this domain guard. For this particular technique, I use art glitter glue. It's a glue that's meant to use with glitter and it dries completely clear for the way we do it, you need something that's going to dry completely clear or you're not going to see your design. And then I have an oval that I've cut out here. So you want an oval die set and some tape to hold your die in place so that you get it perfectly centered on your mat for your card. For this particular one here, I'm using kopecks to color my glitter. Technically you could do this technique with diabetes cards, but because of the texture of glitter, you're likely going to ruin your tips to your pens, as well as the fact that because litter is non porous, the ink does never never dries on it, whereas the alcohol markers, the ink will dry on non porous surfaces completely and you don't have to worry about being able to lift up the color from your cards. I'm also using some foam tape. It doesn't have a lot of dimension to it. You don't need a lot of dimension. I'm using some micro fine glitter. This glitter gives a really, really nice, fine glittery texture. You could use something that's thicker than this, it will absolutely work. It's just going to have a little bit different look than my samples, but it's absolutely, you can do it. I also have a pair of tweezers and you want tweezers that have a really nice sharp point. And then you squeeze to close because when we're taking bits of tape off, you want to be able to hold it with your tweezers to pull it up. And then last but certainly not least, for our stamped image we're going to use stays on. So we're stamping onto just grabbing my little piece of acetate here. We're stepping onto some acetate, stays on is perfect for a non porous surface and it also dries perfectly on there and it's permanent. So you want to use an ink that's going to dry on a non porous surface. You're also going to need some acetate and you want to have some acetate that's got like I can hold itself up. You don't want something that's too thin and flimsy because it's going to need to be able to hold up to the glitter that we're putting on top of it. So that is what we need for this particular class. We're ready to get started. I'll see you in the next video. 3. Snowflake Card Prep: All, so this is the very first card that we're going to do in. The very first thing we need to do is put some double-sided tape onto a piece of card stock. Now, I happen to have some here on roles. You can get it in sheets as well. And the piece of paper that I have is bigger than what I need for my card front. So this is how start that glitter piece. So I've got my tape here, I've got a cutting pad underneath there and I just cut the tape off the rule there. And then I cut along the sides of the card stock. Now, these pieces here, oops, I think cut for enough. These pieces here, I will stick them on tobacco on the side of my tape roll and I will end up using them to glue cards together. If by chance when I die cut this piece, if it, some of the lines die cut all the way to the front of the card. I'll use that just to secure the pieces on the back there. So I've got my card stock or about my adhesive on my card stock here. I know that the piece that I'm doing on the front of the card is four by four. So I'm just going to cut this piece of card stock with the adhesive on it down to four by four. And I will typically choose a piece of paper that's a little bit bigger. And then cut all four sides down so that I know that it is completely cut down and that I don't happen to have pieces of card stock without the adhesive on it. Sometimes it happens that you'd put it on a little bit cricket. So there we have our piece of card stock with our adhesive. This is the dye that I'm going to be using for the snowflake here. It is from this set. Here the set actually has two dice. This darker one here is a separate die, but we're only using the one piece of that dye. Got my decoding machine. And typically if I'm doing it, I will just line my piece up where I want it to go and then put it down. There is a risk of it shifting by doing that. If you're worried about that, you can take a piece of tape and tape it down. Now. You cannot tape it down to the backing of the tape because it really won't stick a legit shift right off of there. So what you need to do, this tape the die. So let me make sure it's completely where I want it to be. Take the die and then put it over to the back because then you've got some adhesive touching card stock and then it will actually stay in place. We have our piece dicot machine out of the way. So most of it didn't cut all the way through, but I can see right here, this part did. So this is where I'm talking about putting tape to hold it all in place. So I will just take those pieces of tape from here. And I will tape any of the places where it has cut all the way through. Now you can see that I'm not putting complete pieces over top of the entire backing. You could if you want to, but you just don't need to. And then these pieces of tape, we're going to use them. We're going to use them to help do the card together, so they're not going to be wasted pieces of tape. Let's take this piece off here. And I'm just going to rip that because I don't want to hold the piece up there. All right, so we've got this in place. Let's take the die off. Now as we're taking the die off, I'm watching the backside of my die. I want to make sure that the backing to my tape stays on my piece here. Any of the pieces where it's lifted up, I'm going to push it down so that it protects that tape. There we go. Now this piece here is kind of broken apart because it did cut all the way through. But when we go to glue it down on our card, we're not going to see that the diameter of the wave makes sure all of the tape is down. And I'll see you in the next next section where we will start to litter our front. 4. Snowflake Card Technique & Assembly: All right, so for this particular sample, the first thing I did was take this whole backing off and do it navy, because the rule with glitter is we weren't dark to light. If we have a few flecks of light and dark, you're not really going to see it. But if you have a few flexible dark in your late, it's kinda, kinda look like your glitter is dirty. So we want to work dark too late. That's how I did it on this one, this sample that I'm showing you, I'm going to do it slightly different just so you see a little bit of a variation in colors. So I'm going to take any of the pieces on the sample that are light blue. I'm going to take those off and I'm going to make them dark blue. Oops. And you want to have a pair of tweezers that has a very fine tip to them because you want to kinda get the tip slightly underneath that backing in order to help pull it off. And you also want a tweezers that you push to close so that you can hold it a little bit tighter to the back or to take the backing off. Most of the backend comes off super easy. But sometimes you might need to work a little bit and you wanna make sure that you can hold it tight to be able to pull it off. And sometimes especially when the pieces are smaller, you can just take the two sides and squeeze it and you'll get them all off. Now, if by chance you are wondering if you've got a backing off of a section, you can just tap to the thing and to the sticky part. And if it's sticky, it'll stick to your tweeters. Someone wants to put the navy color on and I'm going to put it anywhere I know where there is exposed adhesive and then tap the excess off because of static and stuff like that. Going to stick to the backing of your piece there. So don't worry about that. I'm going to be excess in here and then I'm taking a Swiffer cloth and I'm going to get there we go. Now I always keep my backing pieces. And this is why I'm going to use it to burnish the glitter on the card stock. Now, some of this went up a little bit there and there. So I have a little bit of glitter on those areas. I'm not going to worry too much about it right now. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take that piece off and I'm going to make it silver. So there is going to be a little contamination in my silver because I have a little bit of that navy blue in there. But for this, I'm not going to worry about it. So before I do this, I've got a little bit of the Navy glitter there. I'm going to flick it off the paper so that I have a clean surface to work on. Here we go, tap the excess off and then I'm going to burnish it. And typically I'd use a new piece of backing for this. And I just didn't grab an extra piece of asking, going to use that same one. Take my Swiffer to get all the excess off of here. You go. So you can see there where it was a little bit contaminated because the backing lifted up and some of the Navy got underneath there. But what you could do with that is you can put a sentiment over that part, or you could just leave it as is. Take some of the silver glitter off of that paper because we don't want to be contaminating our colors. Now, I'm going to do the outer part, the light blue. And then the last part is that center part. And that part I'm going to be doing in the white, which is actually a clear glitter. But because we have a white card stock background, it's going to look wait. So I'm taking my back, backing off that. And while you're doing it, you want to try not to touch the adhesive as much as possible. There is going to be part of it, especially for the backing where it's going to be hard not to touch it. But touching it too much puts the oils from your fingers on that backing and it ends up, you end up seeing it. It looks a little bit different when you burnish those areas. And you'll see as you burnish, like basically it's just rubbing the glitter down, flattening it, making sure it's got really good contact with that adhesive. And it really makes that glitter sparkle when you do that. There we go. So that is done to these aside. Make sure my paper is clean. And then the last step for this is the white. There we go. There we go. Flick the excess off and then take a piece of backing and furnish it. So our glitter pieces is done. I have all the pieces for the card base ready to glue together. So we're going to, I have made a silver mat to go behind it. You don't necessarily need one, but I do find kind of framing it with a different color, makes it pop a little bit. And then I also have a navy card base for this, which is probably a little bit harder to see on my black table, but that our mind, the black surface here, but that's okay. So I'm going to take those backings of the tape off of here. So those will help my glittered piece stick. And then I'm also any place where there's not a lot of that tape. I'm just gonna put some of my other adhesive down. Tiny little bit in the center. And there we go. We will glue it down. There you go. So you could leave it as is, like I said, this part here where it contaminate a bit, what I probably end up doing would be to put a stamp, a sentiment on to say a silver piece of card stock or something coordinating and then put that over that just to hide that a little bit. But I'm not too worried about it right now. The last step that I did was I thought it would look nice with a little gem in the center. So I'm gonna take some distress collage medium, just put a little blob there and glue the gem down in the center. You could go and put gems all around it if you wanted to. But it just adds a little sparkle in the center if you wanted to leave it off completely because it does add some dimension to your cart, which might increase postage if you are mailing it, you could leave it completely off. You don't it doesn't need it at all. But there you go. The same card. Just a little variation on the color choices. So we'll see you in the next video when we are going to be working on this one, which is a little bit different variation from what we did here. 5. Holly & Berries Card: All right, So this is the second card that we're going to make, but similar to the first card, I'm going to change the colors up a little bit. So this one here, I did navy for the background color and then colored my images for this particular version, I'm going to do white as the background color, so I'll show you how to do that there. So I've already got my card stock prepped with my double-sided tape. I've got my die, they're taped down to where I want it to go and I'm going to run it through my die cutting machine. Another way. Now once again, I'm going to look at the back here, any of the places that it's gone all the way through, I'm going to put a bit of tape on just to reinforce that there there's another little bit rate here that I'm going to reinforce a little bit. I think it's gone away all the way through, but I'm going to do that there anyways. So similar to the first one. When you're taking it off, you want to be a little bit careful with the backing. However, for this particular version, in this particular color, I want all these little pieces out first. So if some of those little pieces are stuck in your diet, That's okay. We're going to be using them first anyways, so we will leave them out. What I'm going to do next is take the rest of them out. And this does get a little bit tedious, but it has to be done. One thing I forgot to mention in the first video is the glitter that I'm using is micro fine. Glitter is really, really fine. You could do this same technique with a chunkier glitter. It's just going to have a slightly different look then my samples. But there's no reason that you couldn't use them if that's all you could find or if that's what you already had that you wanted to try it. Just try it and see how it works. But it will be slightly different than the samples just because the glitter won't be as fine. And because we're taking all of these little pieces out, it should be fairly easy to keep track of exactly which pieces are still in and which ones are not. There's a slight difference between the color of the adhesive and the color of the backing. So that does make it a little bit easier. And I typically have a garbage can rate nearby so that I can just pop all the little pieces inside the garbage can. As I am going to, I try not to make a huge mess into my workspace nearly there and vote two-thirds of the way done. All right, I'm going to pause, finish this and then write all of our bits are out. So we're going to put some of our white glitter down, tap off the excess that back in the container and close it so I don't accidentally knock it because I tend to be a little bit of a klutz and that would be the first thing I would do would be not enough. So I'm going to burnish my glitter along the adhesive so that it is completely stuck. He's my Swiffer to take the excess off. And we are going to use Copic markers to color our glitter. Now, this is the only instance where the Copic blender pen actually blends the Copic out. So we're going to use it to blend it out onto the rest of the glitter. In that way, we've got some light areas and some dark areas. And that's how we're getting the shading and our glitter there. Now, this works really, really well with Copic markers. Alcohol-based markers doesn't work so well with diabetes markers. And by saying that, what I mean is you could do this technique with diabetes markers, but I don't recommend it. And here's why. Firstly, the tips aren't nearly as high-quality as they are with the Copic markers. So the chances of wrecking your tips while you're doing this is very high. Other reason is alcohol-based ink dries really well on a non porous surface, which was what the glitter is. Divesting does not. So while I've tried this technique with the Tombow marker, simply because while I was to prove someone wrong years ago, when this technique came out after I learned about it, someone told me that you could do it exactly the same with a dye based marker as you could with the alcohol-based marker. And you could do the technique, but the diabase ink never dried on the glitter. So for weeks afterwards, I was able to pick up the ink off of the glitter. And as I was picking up ink, it was fading the ink. So between colors with the Copic marker with a blender pen, you want to scribble onto some scrap paper, make sure that I don't have any green left on there. Because if I have green on there, I'm going to mix it with the red. So like I said, with diabase markers, you could do this technique, but it doesn't dry on there. So for weeks afterwards you're able to lift the ink up, which is not what you're wanting, not the look we're going for. And with the alcohol-based markers, you don't lift the ink up at all. It dries perfectly and then you can do whatever you want. You can rub it or touch it as much as you want without having to worry about the ink being up good. So you can see I am putting my ink, my color where I want it to be the darkest. And then I'm going in and I'm using my blender pen to blend that out. And that's how we're getting some highlights and we're getting some shading in our images. And for the berries, I typically do a few at a time. Because even if the ink dries, the blender pen will re-hydrate it. And as you saw with the leaves, I did one whole side at a time. So it gets done really, really quickly. Because you can do several areas at one time without worrying about the ink drying. And even if a little bit of this ink seeps in underneath with the adhesive, It's okay. It's still going to look really pretty. There we go. So the red is done. And I noticed as I was coloring the red that I missed all the tiny, tiny, tiny little bit of a green section. So I'm just cleaning off my brush here, adding a little ink there, and then I'm going to blend that out. So the main thing is to make sure between colors that you clean out your blender pen and make sure that it's completely clear and you can do images that have more than two colors. I just wanted to do something simple but effective. So now I'm taking this backing piece off and I'm going to put that same glitter I put on the front, all over that exposed adhesive. Tap the excess off with this and the container. So the glitter that I'm using, like I said, it's a microphone glitter and the brand that I'm using, I'm not sure if it even exists anymore, but there's a bunch of different brands that I I looked to check and see if you can still get micro fine glitter and you can get them from a bunch of different companies. You'll find a link on the supply list to where you can get some that will work for these techniques here. All right, so we've got this all burnished beautifully. So it's not pretty exactly the same image, just a little bit different colors. And it totally works. Because I've used different colors for this. I'm not going to put it on a navy background because I want to make sure that the barriers are highlighted as well as the fact that there's no navy on this image. So I'm doing it on a few different colors, then are a different color than my original sample. Take the backing off of this tape here because we're going to use that to glue our card down. There we go. There we go. And we can put this card this way or this way. Either way works. But such a beautiful technique to use with your dies, with your glitter and with your complex, will see you in the next video. 6. Snowman Card Prep: All right, So this here is our last card. And just like the last couple of samples, I am going to change the colors up a little bit just so that you can see the same design just in a different color. So the very first step is we need to take a piece of acetate and we need to stamp our image on there. I am stamping it with stays on ink. It's a perfect ink to stamp on a non porous surface and will dry perfectly. It does take a little bit to dry those, so you definitely need to make sure that you stamp it and then leave it for I mean, might even be 10 minutes. I don't know. I haven't timed it. I typically stamped mine and then leave the room for awhile and go to some other things. So there we go. Our image is stamped there. Reason we need to let it dry completely as because we're gonna be working on the backside of it. And if this is a little bit wet, when we go and put this down on our paper, it is going to start smudging. So I happen to have one here that is already dry. The other thing is the plastic that you use, the acetate that you use, you want to make sure that it's stiff, that it can hold its weight. You don't want something too floppy because we're going to be starting to glue glitter on here. And you want to make sure that it can hold up to the glitter. The other thing that I'm going to do is I know that I want to put this image inside a window on the front of my card. So what I did was I took the dye then I'm going to be using, and I traced it on my paper here so that I can use that as a guide to make sure that I'm putting enough glitter around the edges and making sure that that will fill the entire whole. So the first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to put glue and all the places that I want to be white. And the glitter that I'm actually using for this is it's like a transparent opalescent glitter. So once we have this all filled in and have the glitter on it, we need to let it dry completely before we start going to the next color. Because if we don't let it dry completely, some of the other glitters will stick to the glue that still wet and you'll be able to see it through there. So this right here where you can see some of the bits are red. That's what I did there. I hadn't waited quite long enough for my glue to dry and my glitter to dry. So you wanna make sure that it's completely dry before you start working on the other colors. And I don't need a really thick layer of glue here. I am just making sure that the surface is completely covered. Before I forget. This is what I'm using here. It's art glitter glue. It dries completely clear. It is water-based, non-toxic, acid free. This is a technique that I learned, I want to say about 25 years ago. And it's one of those techniques that it's, it takes a little bit of time, but it's really not super complicated. And it's got a really Nice wow factor on the front of your cards. So you just need to fill in the area completely. After a little bit, you can stop squeezing out glue and just kinda spread that glue that's there. It doesn't need to be a super thick coat, but it doesn't need to cover your acetate completely. So you can see how I used my guidelines there to make sure that that was completely filled in. So now I'm gonna take my glitter here. And this is another one. I'm using micro fine glitter here. You could use a glitter That's just like fine or a little bit chunky. And it will absolutely work. You're just gonna get a little bit different look in your final result. Then I have in my card. So we've got white glue there, glitter on top. We need to set that aside to dry completely. So once it's dry, it's going to be totally transparent. And all you're going to be seeing is that glitter. But right now the white that you're seeing is glue. But it's very easy once you started, started doing this, it's very easy to tell when it's completely dry because it won't be white anymore. So once this is dry, I'll see you in the next video and we will add all the other colors. 7. Snowman Card Glitter Application: All right. This is completely dry. You see how it has changed from what it looked like before. Now I happen to have one beside me, so I'm just going to grab it so that you can see the difference between the two. See how one is wholly white. You can't see the sparkles of the glitter and the dry one is completely clear, but you can see the sparkly glitter through the acetate. So now what we're gonna do is I'm just gonna make sure to clear everything off their first color that I'm going to do is I'm gonna make this scarves or the scarf and the hat and the gloves needy for this one. So exactly the same as before. I'm just filling in those areas with the glue. And once they're completely filled in, I'm going to put my navy glitter down. And these different colors, you can do the different colors in the same setting. Alright, my furnace is winding down, so the Navy there is done. And can you see how all you can see on this side is the white of the glue. You're not going to actually see the color through until that glue dries. So while it's still wet, you're going to see just the white. But what I was saying is you can do all of the opaque colors in one sitting. Because even if I happen, so I'm gonna do like a coppery color for the nose and the broom. But even if some of that copper happens to sit on the Navy and stick to it because the Navy is opaque. We're not going to see it through on the final product. So you have to do the transparent ones first and let them dry between colors. If you're doing more than one color that's transparent. Once that has dried, any of the, the opaque colors, you can do them all at once. Now the only thing you need to be careful of here is going around the parts that are wet because that copper there is still wet. The Navy is still wet. So I want to make sure that I'm not accidentally moving or bumping into it. So I'm really careful when I'm applying my glue around it. And once I've got my glue around it, I'm not super, super careful when I'm going to the edge. Because all we're trying to do is get a layer of glitter down there, or sorry, a layer of glue down there. And this particular design only has four colors to it. You could do something like this that has a lot more colors to it. The process is exactly the same. But for this class I only wanted to do one that had fewer colors just so it, it was simpler. So you understood the process. And so that the video didn't have to be too, too long. But it's a lovely way to just add some sparkle to your cards, especially for Christmas cards. You don't have to do it just as Christmas cards. You could do it as a birthday card, a Valentine's card, data, wedding card or whatever. They don't just have to be Christmas. But it seems like Christmas cards are the ones that we do that tend to have a little bit more sparkle to them. So it works perfectly for Christmas designs. And I didn't say it, but hopefully you noticed I put my piece over top of my oval cut out so that I know that I'm playing in applying enough glue so that my glitter image is going to cover my entire window. All right, so that's enough. Blue there. For this one, I decided to do a silver sky. And I don't have it to be super careful with the glitter because it's going to stick to the glue. I'm tapping the excess often, anything goes back on my paper, it goes back in my container. And unlike the two other versions where we were doing burnishing and between these we don't want to burnish because if I start touching this, I'm going to smear the glue around. But if you notice, all you see here is glue. So we have to wait until that is completely clear, until we can see the color of the glitter. And once it's completely clear and our image is completely dry, and then we can complete our card. And I'm going to wait for that to dry. And I'll see you in the next video when we are completing our card. 8. Snowman Card Assembly: Alright, or an image is completely dry and you see how that glue has dried completely clear and we can see all the different colors of glitter that we put in there. So now we're ready to start assembling our card. So my first step is I'm going to take the dye that I'm using to make the window. I'm going to center it in the middle of the mat that I have chosen. Once you have it placed where you want, I'm going to put some tape on there to hold it in place because I don't want it to shift. Because if it shifts then my windows could not going to be where I want it to be. Shot and get rid of nitrogen. There we go. Now we pull our window out of there. Now, it looks pretty like this. But I thought it would look even prettier if we put some glitter around the edge of our mat. So the way we're gonna do that is I'm going to, I've got some Be creative tape here, some soup that is about a quarter inch. And I'm going to put it around my mat here. And I'm going to cut to the edges so that it has a nice crisp edge. If I were to tear my adhesive like I normally do on the back of it, then I'd get really jaggedy edges on my corners on I don't want that. I'm doing out on all four corners or sorry, all four edges. Just lining it up with the edge of the mat. My scrap piece of paper away because I thought I was tidying up after myself. All right. So then make sure that that tape is press down really nicely. I'm going to take my tweezers and I'm just sliding them under the backing of that tape and pulling it off. Now, you may have noticed while I was putting it down that I was putting tape over tape in the corners. And when you're taking that backing off, you may have to slide the backing out from underneath another piece. But it actually slides quite nicely so you don't have to worry about mangling your tape. If you by chance have a little piece that lifts up, just take your tweezers and push it down. There we go. So now we have tape exposed on all of our edges. I'm going to put my silver glitter on here, laid out to the side. Extra glitter wave. And then just like the first two cars, because I have glitter on tape, I need to take a piece of backing and I need to burnish it. And this is why I regularly keep extra backing. Just for instances like this, because sometimes it's a really simple thing to put glitter around the outside of a card and just make it pop like that. So now what I can do is I'm going to use some distress collage medium and just put it around the inside of my oval here. Whoops. Center my image in there, making sure that I don't have any of my glitter edges exposed, making sure that there's glitter over the whole thing here. If by chance you have a little bit of your transparency or acetate sneaking through it. You can take some scissors and trim it. Let me go. And now I'm gonna do this while it's wet. Normally I would wait for it to dry. But I have some thin foam tape here. And I'm just going to put it on the edges on the back of this piece here. The reason I like to use foam tape here is there's a little bit of dimension with that glitter. And I don't want this mat to be bumpy on the front of my card. I want it to live fairly flat. And using a foam gives this area a little bit of room so that that frontal your cart isn't all wonky and bumpy. So I do at around all four edges. I'm trying not to get your scissors tape to the back in here. Last piece. There we go. I like to press my tape down, make sure that it's down nice and firmly. And then I take my tweezers and I pulled the backing out, same as I do for the tape. This particular adhesive on this tape tends to fight a little bit more than the Be creative tape backing or the souk weighing backing does. But still it's much easier to hold it with the tweezers and pull it than to try to get in there with your nails. Sometimes some days the nails just don't work as well. And I find sometimes with a tweezer you can really hold it tightly, whereas with the nails You can't do that as easily. So I have my card base here that is all ready to go. I'm going to eyeball it and center it. There we go. We're all done. So this is the original one. This glitter here is actually the same transparent, opalescent t glitter that I used for the snowman. But you can see how just with the tape on top of the navy, it changes the color of it. And then this one here, and that's because it's transparent. This one here is the silver glitter. Exactly the same card, just two different color variations, both really pretty. There you go. 9. GTCC5 Thank You: Thank you so much for joining me for this class. I hope you really enjoyed learning these techniques. I've loved doing them over the years and had been super-excited to share them with you. If you had any questions, feel free to reach out and ask. I'm happy to help otherwise, see you in the next class.