Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Glittery Lace Tutorial

This is a technique I learned a few years back. To do this you need:


  1. A xyron machine, or sticker sheet(I personally have never used a sticker sheet so I'm not sure how it will turn out--The xyron is great!)
  2. Two colors of glitter
  3. White cardstock
  4. Your choice of fabric lace, or lace that will fit the sheet you are decorating. The nice thing about the lace is that it can be reused!
  5. Whatever else you need to decorate your card.

This is very easy to do:

  1. Make sure you are ready to get glitter all over you!
  2. I used 1/4 sheet of cardstock and ran it through the sticker maker cartridge in my xyron machine.
  3. Pull the plastic film off and pull the paper from the adhesive sheet.
  4. Lay the cardstock sticker side up.
  5. Place the lace over the top of the adhesive. Turn it over and press it down. And just to make sure, check the front and make sure your lace is sitting flat.
  6. Here is the important part: You have to use your darkest color first. So sprinkle your dark color over the top of the lace. You may have to sprinkle a few times to get good coverage.
  7. When you are done, flick the back and get most of the extra glitter off, and then press the paper face down to help the glitter stick.
  8. Peel the lace off of the cardstock.
  9. Then sprinkle your lighter color over the top. Dust off the extra glitter and press face down again.
  10. Give it a try!!!

Here is the card I came up with using this technique! It is so much prettier in person! Click on the card to see it up close...

Here's what I used:

  • SU Whisper White CS, Bazill CS
  • SU Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue inks
  • SU Periwinkle Blue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • SU White Organdy ribbon, irridescent cording, pearls
  • LI pearl brads
  • Prismacolor pencils & gamsol
  • Corner Rounder
  • Bella stamps, SU Mini Mates

22 comments:

Rochelle W said...

Sarah, this card is beautiful. Thanks for the directions too.

Christa said...

Sarah, it's a wonderful card ... my compliments!

Simone said...

wauw, this is really great!
Thanks for sharing.
Simone

Vicki said...

Oh wow!! this is absolutely stunning! I will certainly be trying this out sometime soon! TFS!

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is a really beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the directions!

Queen Mary said...

Wow! What a beautiful background for a card! I'm really interested in this technique and will give it a try! Thanks! And I love the bella card with it! Stunning!

Karen said...

very pretty - great tutorial too! I see you love glitter (checked out your other cards too :) )!! :) TFS!!

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the great directions too, I will have to try this out sometime soon!

Susanna said...

Sarah! LOVE this. I've never seen this technique before and it's so clever! Thanks for sharing!

Juile Masse said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Now I want one of those sticker makers! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!!! TFS :-)

Maureen

Michelle said...

Wow Sarah! This is absolutely gorgeous!

beate said...

Beautiful glitter lace tutorial and background! I need to get me some lace like that!

The BlogHore said...

That is beautiful. What a great technique.

Michelle said...

Oh Honey!
Love this card!
Visions of glittery lace are now dancing through my head!
THanks for your directions.
Michelle
heart at splitcoaststampers

LindaBee said...

Your glitter background card is lovely, Sarah!! I had once wanted to try this, forgot about it and now am inspired again!!

bethtrue said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a great new technique!

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 3/4 year old)

Gpopsgirl2 said...

I tried to send a comment earlier and it didn't seem to work. Hope this isn't duplicated. Anyway, I wanted to say that your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Very elegant. I love your choice of colors too. I really want to try this. Thank you for the instructions too. You rock!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it out!

Ruby S ilver said...

This is absolutely amazing. I can't believe that I raised such a wonderfully talented and beautiful woman. Love yah, Mom

yvonne said...

wow - this is gorgeous! I love to quilt as well but never thought of using fabric/lace in a card - put that away for future reference!

Dawn Griffith said...

OMG This is sooo awesome girlie .. Love Love Love it .. But then again I am a Glitter PIG ... and this sure makes me happy to look at all that glitter for your project . OH my Just BEA U tiful!!!
xoxox
Dawn