August SUSIE-Q Fun Tip–Summer Sparkle Series #3–Glitter Borders
Posted by: YNS on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 3:00 am
Well, it’s the first of the month, and ya’ll know what that means! Time to pay bills. Well, that may be true, but it’s me Susan (susiestampalot) and I have something way more fun than that–it’s my monthly SUSIE-Q Fun Tip Tutorial!
It’s the last one of my very glitterfied 3-part
Today we are going to play around with using YNS dies to create a GLITTER BORDER or outline on our cards and projects. This one is SUPER FAST and easy and has limitless possibilities.
OFF WE GO!….
This month, all we need is a few things…GLITTER (A#1, since this IS a glitter tutorial), A YNS Die of choice (I’ve chosen the largest one from the BOOKMARK/TAG DIE SET.) and a glue pen. I love this one from Martha Stewart. Oh, and three cheers for SOPHIE,my little Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, for helping this card come together. Go Cowboys!
Like I said, this is super EASY…almost TOO easy! By the way, I didn’t just invent this, I’m sure it’s been done before, but I have wanted to try it with my YNS dies for quite a while now, so WHY NOT share it with ya’ll?? Your welcome.
What we are going for is an outline of the die in glitter. It can be any die, just depending on what you’ve got envisioned. So decide what die and where you’d like your outline for your particular project.
Ok, once all that’s decided, just hold it in place and TRACE the outline of the die using your glue pen. Told ya’ll it was easy.
Glue outline! This is what that particular pen line looks like. It says “fine-tip”, but it’s going to leave about a 1/8″ line. The sooner you get the glitter on here after tracing the better, just fyi.
Silver glitter makes me happy. Again, I glittered over a creased piece of copy paper to make a trough that my excess glitter could easily slide down and back into the container. “Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!”–Mike, Monsters Inc. (I’m easily entertained and sidetracked.)
OOHH, pretty and so so sparkly!! Tap off the excess and stare at your beautiful almost-finished creation. Take a break and have a cookie for a self-congratulatory party.
For my card, I die-cut another shade of blue using the same BOOKMARK/TAG DIE. Then I ran it back through my Big Shot to emboss it with the dots. It needed to be a bit shorter for my design, so I cut the bottom end off. (Wish I could just cut my bottom end off.)
Glued it down to finish off that panel.
Here’s a closer look at my finished card.
Did I say, GO COWBOYS?
Well, I hope ya’ll have enjoyed my
What should I do next? Let me know! Don’t forget to leave me a comment– There’s going to be a RANDOM DRAWING on August 5th to win some YNS goodies!