Saturday, June 23, 2012

Double Glitter Technique Wedding Card by Carrie



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Today I'm making a "Congratulations" wedding cake card using the double glitter method.

Here is what you'll need:

  1. 3 piece of 6" x 6" Bristol Paper
  2. 6 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 assorted color card stock or construction paper
  3. 1 piece of vellum paper or an envelope to cut up
  4. 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock
  5. 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11 sticky paper (full sheet label paper where the back peels off). They use double sided sticky paper in the instructional video below, but it's not necessary.
  6. Watercolors, chalk pastels, paint or markers (Something to color and draw with!)
  7. Scissors
  8. Glue - I use Designer Dries Clear adhesive from Art Institute
  9. Embossing Glue - I used 3D Embossit by Art Glitter
  10. Dreamweaver stencil - I used LX 7001 Damask
  11. A little bit of natural soap that is soft (Explanation in the video below)
  12. Art Institute Glitter - Fine Glass Glitter #618 Peapod
  13. Art Institute Glitter - Fine Glass Glitter #609 Grape Arbor
  14. Art Institute Glitter - Fine Glass Glitter #615 Thistle
  15. Art Institute Glitter - #89 Martini Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
  16. Art Institute Glitter - #83 Silver Opaque Ultrafine Glitter
  17. 6 rhinestones - 3 large, 3 small
  18. Flower petal paper punch
  19. On oval stencil or a steady hand
  20. 6" strip of ribbon
  21. Hot glue gun
First, you'll want to watch this video on the double glitter technique...

Now, we're ready to get started...

First, I glued down my sticky paper, non-sticky side down, to a piece of plain card stock. After this is dry, cut it to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I also cut a piece of periwinkle construction paper to 6" x 6". This will be the back of your card (but don't glue them together just yet).

Next, soap up the back of your stencil (as shown in the video), remove the backing of your sticky paper so the sticky side is up and carefully put your stencil soap side down.

I then scooped some of the #609 Grape Arbor down and carefully pressed it into the stencil. Tap off the purple.

After I carefully removed the paper from the stencil, this is what it looked like!

Then, I made a second pass with the clear #89 Martini glitter. I love how the purple pops through!

This looks like a lot of stuff... this is what I made for the card in this step:
  1. An oval with a dark purpley-eggplant bottom with gingham top. The top is watercolor and the bottom is acrylic paint.
  2. A three-tier wedding cake. I used white acrylic paint with purple shadow accents and a periwinkle fondant ribbon on the bottom of each tier.
  3. A little cake stand that I painted silver.
  4. Some background colors in orange gingham and solid purple colors for the punched out flowers.
  5. A 1/2" thick strip of vellum cut about 5" long
I cut each element out and added three rhinestones to the cake.

To give the cake the look of decorated fondant, I used the 3D Embossit and added dots of Peapod, Thistle and Grape Arbor glitter. I also added dots and swirls of the 3D Embossit to the white areas and put the clear Martini glitter over that.

Here's what the cake looked like finished.

Here are all the elements, ready to glue down. The flower petals, the leaves (flower petals cut in half. These were covered in the Peapod fine glass glitter). Some have already been glued down like the piece of ribbon down onto the glittered damask and then that entire piece was glued down to the periwinkle 6" x 6" piece of paper.
I punched out flower petals in the different purple colors and in the orange and orange gingham. I glued down rhinestones inside the center-most flower petals, outlined the cake background oval in Silver glitter, wrote "Congratulations" on the little vellum banner and got it folded and ready to glue down.
And here is what it looked like all put together:

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