Bright, shiny ornaments, twinkling lights, tinsel and GLITTER! What else could be more
Christmas-y? Today is designer's choice and this is one of my favorite stencils (OK, each stencil I work with is my favorite of the moment).
(LL499) and the double glitter technique. Begin by adhering one side of the double-sided mounting tape (MPDS) to card stock. Leave the protective covering on the top side until you are ready to position your stencil. Rub the back side of the stencil with Handmade Hawaiian Coconut Soap (DHHS), making sure to cover the entire stencil. This will keep the stencil from making a tight bond with the adhesive. Carefully brush the soap "crumbs" from the stencil openings, making sure not to bend the stencil. Remove the protective paper from the double sided mounting paper and position your stencil, soap side down.
Now, here comes the fun part. I used Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter in Grasshopper, Regal Red, Dark Gold and Cool Highlight. To add glitter, I cut a straw in to 3" pieces and then cut one end at an angle to make a little scoop. This is perfect for getting into small areas. I began by applying red to the stripes and burnished it in with my finger. After tapping off the excess and returning it to the jar, I added the gold, burnished it, then added the green and burnished it, as well.
Place the glittered image, stencil side down, on a flat surface and begin removing the card stock. Be sure to move your fingers along the stencil as you peel back the card stock so that the stencil always remains flat and does not bend.
Lastly, apply the clear highlight glitter to the entire image and rub it in with your finger. Trim to the desired size and you're read to finish your card. I used several layers of mats and ribbon for mine, but the fun part is finding a patterned paper or embellishment in your stash you had forgotten about.
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