June SUSIE-Q Fun Tip–Summer Sparkle Series #1–Glitter Die Cuts
Posted by: YNS on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:00 am
Well, it’s me again, Susan (susiestampalot) here with another SUSIE-Q Fun Tip tutorial. So are ya’ll ready for SUMMER? I know we are and my girls and I can’t wait to have some crafting fun. Several of ya’ll have asked for some GLITTERtutorials, so today I’m giving you the first installment of three tutorials involving just that! Let’s just call it the
Sound fun? It won’t be anything too hard, I promise. We all have glitter that’s just waiting to share its sparkle, so let’s get GLITTERFIED!For my tutorial today, I’m sharing a SUPER SIMPLE way to “glitter” (can it be a verb?) die cut shapes.
Off we go…
This is by no means my original idea, but I wanted to share the fact that even the most intricate die shape like the YNS bike die (which I LOVE) from the Cute Bike and Kite Die Set is easily glittered (v.) using this method. You’ll need Glitter (I used a fine glitter from Martha Stewart), cardstock (preferably a close color to the glitter), your trusty Xyron “X” machine or other sticker maker, and a die.
Obviously, your choice of sticker maker will depend on your size of die. Cut cardstock to fit and run it through the Xyron machine.
That leaves you with a strip of “sticker cardstock”. Yay. Peel off the clear side, but leave the wax side attached for now.
What we are basically making is a sticker, but with the sticky side on top, so that the glitter will have something to stick to. It’s important to cut the die out with the wax side of our sticker facing the “cut-side” of our die. Otherwise, you’ll have just a die-cut sticker and all you’ll be able to do is “stick-her” down.
Run it on through your machine.
NOW peel off the wax paper from the TOP of your die cut shape.
You can kind of see the sticky side is UP.
Use a blank piece of copy paper and pour some glitter out on it (Reminds me of the Def Leppard song, Pour Some Sugar on Me. Don’t ask.) Tip: Before pouring out the glitter, slightly crease the paper down the center to help create a “ravine” for the leftover glitter to be poured back into its container.
I had to do this every time. No big deal. This is where your fingers will get very glittery. You may want to wear safety goggles.
OMG, this makes me SO HAPPY!!!
So then I had to make some more.
I love the trendy “ombre” look (where light colors fade to dark). Add chevrons and glitter to it and it equals a “SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR”creation!
Here’s another closer look. I have to tell you, this is super spark-a-lay!! Oh! I almost forgot to give a little shout-out to my fabulous YNS CLEAR sentiment stamp set, Awesome Journal Words.