Altenew Coffee Love – glitter

I cannot remember the last time I used glitter on a card. It’s so sparkly and pretty but in the back of my mind I always wonder if I’ll be wearing it all day! To be honest, I had given most of my stash away but decided to give it another try when I saw this Jennifer McGuire video, and I’m so glad I did.

images from Coffee Love by Altenew

To create the glittery panel, I first trimmed a 2″ strip of Scor-Tape (a double-sided adhesive sheet). I then cut it diagonally into 1″ segments and placed these pieces onto a strip of card stock with a smidge of gap between. I removed the top covering of the Scor-Tape on every other segment and poured on the gold glitter (Ranger). I put a piece of scrap paper over it then ran my hand over it a few times to get the glitter more firmly adhered to the exposed tape. I was then able to pour off the extra glitter and funnel it back into the container. Then I uncovered the remaining segments and poured on the WOW! multi-color glitter and followed the same process. The result is the striped vertical pattern you see here.

Altenew coffee images stamped with Versafine Onyx black and colored with Prismacolor pencil.

Tip* Years ago, a craft friend gifted me with a piece of tacky cloth used by people who install sheetrock. It looks and feels like a piece of heavily waxed cheesecloth and it’s excellent for removing dust – or in this case glitter – from your work space. It’s helpful for embossing powder, as well!

Before I go, I just wanted to share more links for those who like to work with inspiration. The glitter element was a challenge at Splitcoaststampers (which reminded me of the video linked above) and the placement was inspired this layout at FMS. So often, we have fun learning techniques and enjoy having fun images to work with but then get stumped on how to put it all together. I always find that these challenges help me to use my supplies and connect the dots. I hope you find these details helpful!

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