Sunday, November 29, 2009

Glitter Window tutorial - if you don't know this one - it's fun and easy!

For November's tutorial,  I've chosen the technique "Glitter Window"...always love glitter but it can be so messy! this one is a "messy-proof" way to glitter up those cards.
Here are the tools needed to create this A2 card.
I decided to go with Red and used designer paper with reversed matching sides and coordinated red cardbase. You will need to cut mat 4 x 5.25" (darker red piece) and top lighter piece at 3.75 x 5". It's the top piece you will be working with - don't let pictures confuse you since (for this card) when its turned over it matches the bottom piece!

Need clear packing tape, ink, stamped image, nesties (or punch) and glitter.
I am using a sentiment from Creative Clear Stamp set "Holiday Sentiments".

you can see I have already stamped my image, using red ink onto white cardstock.

dont let this confuse you, the above piece is the smaller piece of cardstock that has had the piece cut out with the nestie. It is turned over so you are looking at the BACK of the top piece. Take the packing tape and cut it to fit over the cut out area with the sticky side facing down. When applying the packing tape, try not to press down. The sticky part of the tape will want to stick to the surface you are working on...I press down on one corner and then carefully turn it over so the sticky side is now facing you can press on cardstock to adhere the packing tape.

With the sticky side now facing you, scoop your glitter and apply it over the cut out window...I probably made this more confusing using the coordinating cardstock, but you make one card...and you are off and's sooooo easy! but if you've never done one, can seem anything we first try...

Once you've covered it with glitter, then dump your glitter back into your "glitter holder" (mine is the ever popular Glad Wrap disposable LOL) and tap off excess. You can press the glitter down to be sure there isnt any loose glitter. IT WON'T COME OFF!!
Now you can apply your stamped image, just line it up with the glitter window!
here's my card!

I adhered my ribbon, adhered the lighter piece with the window to the darker mat, then adhered that to the white mat (added that at last minute so it isnt in top pic, sorry) and adhered that to the cardstock! WHEW..."whole lotta ahere'ing going on..." LOL
Outlined my nestie opening with red marker, and added one of the "lollipop" flowers...
hmmmmm, pic doesnt show the glitter window too well, here's another pic

well, dont think I am very clear on directions...but hope you got the idea!
really is very un-messy way to use glitter!

Tip: the finer the glitter, the better! the chunky glitter is harder to see through....

Have a blessed day,


  1. Love this Linda! It really just pops all red/vanilla like you did. The glitter is just over the top perfect!!!! :o)

  2. Thank you for this tutorial! I love your festive card, too!!


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