by Sue McRae
Hi everyone, Sue here with my first Christmas card of the season and I thought I would sparkle it up big time!
I couldn't wait to use the gorgeous Holly Background die and decided that all the open spaces in the design would be wonderful to fill will glitter glue.
If you follow along with my posts, you'll remember that I used glitter glue to create a Valentine's Day card that can be found here. Since that card was posted, Memory Box came out with their own brand of glitter glue which I'm using on this project. All the scrumptious colours can be found here.
First I took the Holly Background and die cut it 3 times from 110lb Neenah Solar White and once from gold glitter card stock. I adhered the white layers together and attached it to my card base.
I chose my colours of glitter glue and squeezed them into the different die cut areas. I used a toothpick to help get the glitter glue in the corners because the glitter glue does shrink as it dries. Because of this I make sure to use enough glitter glue so it comes to the top of the third layer of the die cut panel. It will drop down after it dries and if you get a little bit of glitter glue on the top portion of the die cut panel it doesn't matter because it will be covered up with the last layer, the gold glitter piece.
This technique is easy and quick and since there are so many fabulous glitter glue colours out there, the options are boundless!
I did my glittering in the evening and left it overnight and it was dry in the morning. Then I added my top gold glitter layer and a simple white heat embossed sentiment.
I had a lot of fun with this technique and I may be eyeing another Christmas die to use with the glitter glues. I hope you give this a try!
Have a great week!