Packing Tape Glitter Technique

100_7895Today I’m sharing a fun technique for adding glitter behind your die cuts pieces. All you need is a piece of packing tape!

100_7888-horzStep One: Die cut your image

Step Two: Adhere a piece of clear packing tape to the reverse side

Step Three: Turn to front side, trim away excess, and sprinkle with glitter

Simple, easy, and cheap way to add some sparkle behind die cuts with open places!

100_7896I chose a die cut from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlints set. After stamping it with the crackle background (Stampin’ Up), I used my ink applicator to apply some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink around the edges before adding my Spring Pale Yellow Glitter (Art Accentz). Across the bottom I added a strip of (green) Petaloo lace and tied some natural colored burlap string in a bow over the top. I then added a tiny clay flower to the center of my bow.

100_7903For my background, I embossed a piece of (pastel) Core’dinations Cardstock with the One World embossing folder from Couture Creations and sanded it to reveal the inner core.  The daisy and bee were freebies from the Graphics Fairy as well as the bee image I used inside the card. The bee is popped up with foam tape for extra dimension.

100_7901I used my Circle and Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders) to frame my beehive and stamped a cute sentiment from the Fun Border Stamp set from Recollections.

I’d love to see how you use this technique on your cards, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your projects using products from companies Cropstop carries! Can’t wait to see your creations!

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4 Responses to Packing Tape Glitter Technique

  1. Lois says:

    This is a great tip and will be using it in the future…tfs

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is a beautiful card. And you are such a genius; thanks for the awesome tip.

  3. I love to see glitter peeking out from behind dies and this looks terrific, I also love your vintage image with it and the dry flower to go with the image to tie it together is so cool!

  4. I like this idea. Thanks! And your card is so cool too!

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