Quick & Easy Sparkle Cards

3 Sep 2019

 

Hi everyone, today I’m on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with two sets of cards that are really easy to make and don’t take a lot of time! You can use this style of cards for all sorts of occasions but today I’ll create two birthday cards and two Christmas cards. Let’s get started!

 

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

 

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Step 1:

The procedure for each card is the same. I started with die cutting a rectangle panel two sizes smaller then my card base. I used white or creme coloured linen textured card stock but you can use any card stock you like. I temporarily taped the die cut rectangle panel to my glass work surface and then temporarily adhered the stencil I wanted to use over it, adhering the tape to the glass work surface.

For today’s project I choose a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Big Flower” (TCW828s), but even though I only used one stencil, I created two different designs, I love it when a craft supply is versatile like that!

 

 

Step 2:

For each card I choose two colours of glitter paste and I tried to choose colours that compliment each other. You can use any colour of glitter paste you have, I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste (“Raspberry Rhodolite” and “Emerald Green”), Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste (“Frosty Blossom”) and Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium (“Old Rose”, “Lapis Blue”, “Turquoise”, “Champagne” and “Sage Green”). Only remember, particularly for the Nuvo ones, that you keep the seal after opening it for the first time, because otherwise they will dry out on you!

 

Using a palette knife I applied the two colours of glitter paste over the stencil, trying to apply the paste only a little outside the stencil, because I want to have room left to stamp my sentiment.

I cleaned my stencil, glass work surface and palette knife between each panel.

 

After I had applied the glitter paste to my satisfaction, I removed the stencil carefully and set the panel aside to dry.

 

 

 

Step 3:

This way I created all four panels that you can see in the picture. As you can see I varied between adding the stencil design to the short and the long side of the rectangle and also creating two different designs with one stencil.

 

 

Step 4:

When the glitter paste is dry I added my sentiments to the panels: for the birthday cards I used the Altenew “Birthday Builder” stamp set and for the Christmas cards I used the Altenew “Holiday Wishes” stamp set. I used a stamping tool (MISTI) to stamp with because my card stock is textured.

 

 

 

Step 5:

Next I die cut a slightly larger mat for each card in a colour that complimented the overall design. These two panels I adhered together using liquid glue and to finish my card I only had to adhere this combination to a card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

 

Some detail pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s it for today’s fun, quick and easy card project!

I wish you a creative day!

 

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