After I shared my Winter Woods Christmas Card with you on Saturday, I shared it on Facebook as well. Several crafters asked if I’d make a video. Fortunately, by the time I was ready to make the video, I had found a much easier way to make it. The result is very even glitter all over, and the overall finished effect is superb! The change was brought about because I started using our Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! I don’t know why I didn’t think of using them sooner!
In today’s video, I show the easy way to achieve this amazing Glittery Forest Card! I started the card by stamping the forest using Sahara Sand and Tranquil Tide Ink. Instead of using the Sparkle Glimmer Paper for the snowbank, I used regular Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and adhered it in position using Tombow. After I had removed the cover from the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, I laid it on a sheet of scrap paper – sticky side up! LOL! – then I carefully laid the stamped image face down. If you’re not very confident you can get it in the precise position – you don’t want any areas that don’t have the sticky sheet on! – before you start, cut your adhesive sheet bigger than you need it! Although this could be considered to be a bit wasteful, if it ensures your card is a success, it’ll be well-spent!
Turn the card over so the image is facing up, and rub all over using the (long) side edge of your Bone Folder, making sure all the adhesive is making good contact with the stamped image! Carefully remove the sticky sheet from the image and cover the sticky area with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! When you run your finger over the image from top to bottom, you can hardly tell that the snow bank is an extra layer of cardstock! Before I made the video, I made one of these cards using Garden Green Ink, but was disappointed with it. Given how much glitter is on this card, whichever method of adhering it is used, I feel that Garden Green is too light, although it looks darker here on my blog! Tranquil Tide is such a beautiful stiking green without being too dark, that it’s ideal for this technique. I have shared four photographs of the same card but they are all different one was or another.
I hope you give this card a try, because it’s amazingly easy for such a stunning design, and it is also surprisingly quick to make! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow; and in the meantime, happy crafting!