Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Glitter Puzzle Tutorial for KL SNS

Hey there, Readers and friends!

I am here to share with you a tutorial
for the glitter puzzle technique that I originally found on SCS.
Mine is made a little bit different from theirs, so I hope it inspires you to give it a try.

First, you choose your shape.  In this case, I chose a large octagon nestabilities die.
Cut two pieces, one out of card stock and one from acetate.  I folded my acetate over a little to make a small tag to put under the glittery piece when I adhere it.

Then add sticky tape to the back of the die cut.  In my case, I used
my Xyron for that, but any sticky adhesive like 3M tape would work.

Then trim the pieces into whatever shapes you want for your different glitter pieces.

Choose at least 2 different colors of glitter and sprinkle on the pieces.
I used the deep red glass glitter  (btw, although made from glass its fine and not sharp at all)
from KL SNS and a white glitter I have had for quite a long time.

You may have to touch it up a little bit after you piece it back together.
I had a few spots from where I had touched it, so I used some monoadhesive
glue to add to it.  Then I layered it onto a scalloped octagon shape.

Then match up the acetate sheet so you knew where to stamp the
sentiment or image you want to place over top.
Then put the acetate piece off to the side and stamp it.

You can slip the tag part under the shape and adhere it down or
use brads to fasten it down over top of the glitter puzzle piece.

Then decorate the rest as you desire.  You can see others at SCS found here.
Note you can also use this to create a scenery behind an image, too.

Card DetailsCupcake Kiki, Studio G sentiment and tiny cupcake, Octagon nesties, 3M tape double sticky tape, deep glass glitter , Nook and Pantry paper, white cs, barely banana cs, white gel pen, prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, acetate and organdy ribbon
Hope I inspired you to give it a try, come on . . . grab the glitter and give it a go!  : )

Note:  Cleaning up the extra glitter is a real breeze using an old (or new) dryer sheet.

Inky Hugs and Happy Stampin!


Donelda said...

ooooh, I've never seen this technique yet. I might just have a "glitter" weekend and do a bunch of glitter cards, including one with this puzzle technique!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donelda said...

Oh and happy happy happy birthday!!!! (belated!!)