Tuesday, July 22, 2008

GLiTteR WiNdoW

This is a card that I demo'd for my stamp club. It uses the glitter window technique. To do this technique you will need packing tape and circle punches, or any shape punch you wish to use.

Step 1. I stamped the pink cardstock with my polka dot background stamp.

Step 2. I punched a hole out with my circle punch.

Step 3. I took some packing tape and stuck it to the back of my punched piece with the sticky side showing through the front of the circle. Tip: Don't get your fingerprints on the sticky side or your glitter will not stick to the tape, and don't lay you paper down on your table and put your tape on, or the sticky side will stick to your table and when you goto pull it up it will be stuck and will ruin your piece.

Step 4. Dump glitter on the tape and shake it around so it covers all the sticky tape. Dump the excess glitter back into its container.

Step 5. Stamp the image you want to show behind the glittered tape (or the glitter window). Cut it out so it fits bigger than your punched circle.

Step 6. Glue or tape the stamped image behind the glitter window onto the backside of the piece you punched your hole in.

Step 7. You can leave it as is, or if you want to do the scallop around the edge, simply punch a circle out of the cardstock you want to use. Then take your scallop punch and center the circle in the middle of it and punch it out. It will leave you a punched out scalloped circle.

Step 8. Glue the entire piece to your card front. The glitter window is supposed to be exposed.

This technique is always a hit. Everyone always touches the window. This technique looks really pretty using snowflakes as your stamped image for christmas cards.


Juliann said...

I haven't done them in a while!
This is so pretty, I love how you punched out the scallop to fit around it, I never thought to do that!
Thanks for the tute!
Have a great week!

The Rubber Maid said...

Very cute but me with glitter spells real trouble. I get it every where but the card. Love the bright pink color it makes for a
great card. Pat

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I have only tried this couple times but love how they turn out.

good job

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I think I need to try a glitter window!

"Jany" said...

Great tutorial! Shame I'm still having problems to visualize how to do this for myself but your work is just great!

Janine said...

I love this technique!! Beautifully done!!

Julie Koerber said...

Super cool technique! I could definitely see using this one with snowflakes like you said!!! How fun! :-)