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.|
|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!