April 13, 2014

Glitter Galore Napkin Transfer Picture Tutorial

Happy Sunday and thanks for visiting my blog today!

Today I am showing you a technique I learned and it has the big WOW factor, you will not believe your eyes when you are done, if you like your cards to sparkle and cause a reaction to the viewer, this is the technique you are going to want to try, it is very easy!!! 

Note*... as you all know it is pretty near impossible to capture the beautiful effect glitter has on a project in a photo, the first card  using Martha Stewart's Crystal Course Glitter came out much better than  the second card (in my opinion) using Hologram Embossing Powder but both are beautiful!

So what is this card with???
A NAPKIN!!!!  That's right, a dollar store 3 ply napkin!!!!

So lets get started, here is my finished cards...

The next photo I took directly under the light to help you see the effect of the glitter.


Heating Tool, Hologram  Embossing Powder (used here)  OR Crystal Coarse Glitter used on 1st card.
Watermark resist OR VersaMark
Iron and two sheets of paper ( long enough to completely cover card and cling wrap) I used 8 1/2" by 12".

How to make this card!

The napkins you buy will either be 2 Ply or 3 Ply, you will want to separate them so that you  have just the sheet with the image on it.

Take your card base and lay it on  top of one of your 2 sheets of paper and take a piece of  CLING WRAP and cover card completely... Note*  You don't want the cling wrap to extend beyond the 2 sheets of paper  as  you will get melted plastic on your iron, so bigger than your card base but smaller than the 2 sheets.

Lay napkin on top of cling wrap, the cling wrap will act as a glue when heated and transfer your napkin onto your card, magic!

Cover with remaining sheet , you now have a sandwich effect , you will iron for about a minute , it took me a minute and ten sec's with a regular iron set on high, ( I tried other settings and the wrap wouldn't melt or it would take too long)

Cut around card base. (Very easy to cut!)

Add Water Resist or VersaMark generously to card and cover in Hologram Embossing Powder or Crystal Coarse Glitter, shake off and heat with heating tool and watch the magic begin.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try this technique, you will be amazed and trust me they have much more sparkle in real life.

Have a great day my crafty friends!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are amazing!! I loveeeeeeeee them both! WOW is RIGHT!!! Pinning!

jessica said...

What an awesome technique and super gorgeous card!!! WOW this is so fun Naomi!!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, Naomi, these are absolutely stunning!! The glitter looks amazing!! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!! I want to head out right now and look for some napkins to try this!! Super-duper fabulous my friend!! Love, love them!! Have a great Sunday :)

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Migdalia said...

WOW!! This is AMAZING!!! Love at you shared it with us!!
Such a fabulous and fun technique.
GORGEOUS cards!!! WOW!!
You Rocked this my friend!!
Sending my love to you, Michael & Troy
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Em Louise Fairley said...

So beautiful! I love, love love love them! I've been wanting to try this technique out for some time since I saw it somewhere else, possibly Christina's blog, I can't remember, oops! Love the idea of using cling wrap to stick the napkin down!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! The glitter is amazing! Carri~Abusybee

Karon said...

WOW, Naomi. These cards are stunning and what a fabulous fabulous technique. TFS and have a great week.

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - Naomi - these cards are gorgeous! I can't believe how you made them from a napkin - I have not seen this technique before. I love all the glitter! These turned out amazing! I am bookmarking this so I can try it myself. One quick question - steam iron or no steam? I'm thinking no steam? I have seen some beautiful napkins and always wondered if there was a way to incorporate them onto a card - beautiful job!

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thank you KT Fit Kitty!!! I am so happy you like this technique , you thought right, I didn't use steam, I never thought to mention it, thanks!

Unknown said...

I love your cards Naomi. I just tried mine with the Martha Stewart course glitter over the versamark...but when I used the heat gun it all just blew away. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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