So Heidi sent me her latest digital stamp - Snowflake Owl - and as soon as I saw it, I saw cool, ice blue!
Here is my card - and step-by-step instructions below! If you find yourself using this technique with 2 Cute Ink digital stamps, please share on Facebook or send us a link to your page in a comment....would love to see what you do!
- Snowflake Owl - Digital Stamp (2 Cute Ink)
- White Cardstock - 1 sheet for cutting owl, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" for card base
- Robin's Egg Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock (The Robin's Nest)
- Double-Sided Adhesive (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
- Microfine Glitter - Glitter Ritz (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
- Real Teal
- Robin's Egg Blue
- Ice Blue
- Sky Blue
- Cool Highlights
- Warm Highlights
- Border Punch - Apron Lace (Fiskars)
I just purchased a Sizzix eClips to replace my Cricut machine. For those of you with Cricuts and Sure Cuts a Lot, the steps are almost identical. You will only need to play with your pressure and/or blade depth on the Cricut.
First I placed a 6" x 6" piece of double-sided adhesive on a piece of white cardstock - leaving the protective cover on the top.
On the electronic cutter, Trace the digital stamp image. Break apart the image. I moved the solid owl image to its own layer. So my screen looked like this:
|Two-sided Adhesive - on white cardstock - on cutting mat|
To cut, I set the Pressure to 3. This cuts through the protective covering of the adhesive....but not through the cardstock.
Next, I "hid" the layer with the detailed image, and displayed the solid owl image. I set the cutter to cut two times - with a Pressure of 6. This will cut through both the adhesive and cardstock. See completed cut image below (excuse the messy glitter-catcher cardstock beneath). You can see the detail cuts on the image's protective covering.
|Carefully remove protective covering over outline only|
|Cover with glitter; brush off excess|
|Generously cover with glitter.|
|Shake off excess glitter.|
|Rub off excess glitter - Rub hard to get a smooth look.|
The next time I use this image, I will probably make the owl's belly white - my snowflakes aren't showing well with the little variance in blue colors. With a white belly, blue snowflakes would really stand out (live and learn).
For this particular card, I did not resize the image. However, the snowflakes were too small to cut easily, so I did enlarge them...then used the same technique to glitter.
A 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Robin's Egg Blue Classic Glitter cardstock provides the card front. I used a border punch on both sides of a strip of Robin's Egg Blue Classic Glitter cardstock, ran it through the Xyron (upside down), and covered it with a combination of Cool and Warm Highlight glitter to provide a blue-on-blue effect.
I popped up the owl....and glued on glittered snowflakes.
If this inspires you to use this technique, please share on Facebook or leave your link in a comment....we would enjoy seeing your creation.