Holiday Card Series 2018 – Day 9 – Glitter Paste & Die Cut Letters

Holiday Card Series 2018 – Day 9 – Glitter Paste & Die Cut Letters


(dreamy mellow music) – Hi everyone, Kristina here. Welcome to day nine of
the Holiday Card series. I have to be completely
honest with you guys. When I started this card
it was like way back before day six and that’s because
I was using glitter paste. And as you know, glitter paste or anything that’s like
liquidy and wet like that takes a little bit of time to dry. So, I did the first portion of this card before I did a bunch of other cards and then I came back to it. You’ll understand why here in a minute. But here we go. Let’s get into kind of
a glittery, glitzy card with some white die cuts on top. The stencil I’m using today
with the glitter paste is from Tim Holtz. This is the Falling
Stars Layering stencil. And I’m going to be creating
a really long, skinny card. At this point in the process I thought it would be a vertical card, but it eventually is turned to the side and it’s a long horizontal card. So what I’m doing right now is I’m taping this piece
of craft card stock to my Easy Clean mat from Tonic. And I’m seeing where the stars will be once I put the stencil on
and then putting this tape in areas where it will not
interfere with the stars. It just makes it a little bit easier so that I don’t have to worry
about any gaps in the pattern. After I taped down the
paper and the stencil I’m now using some Ruby Red
glitter paste from BoBunny and I’m only going to be
applying this glitter paste to the very top of this stencil. It’s going to be sort
of in that top corner coming down about halfway
but at a diagonal. My idea for this glitter paste card was I would have it transition
from a red glitter paste into a gold. So I wanna make sure that
there’s plenty of room for the transition into the gold and also for all of the gold glitter paste I’m going to be using. In order to facilitate the transition between the two colors, I’m
taking some red glitter paste, I’m putting that off to the side, and then I’m going to pick
up my gold glitter paste, this is from Nuvo, and I’m
going to mix a little bit into the red glitter paste. This is going to just
give myself a nice color to help transition between the two. So it kinda turns almost like
a darkish red-purple shade. You can still see the
individual red glitter and gold glitter in it though. I think it’s a really
interesting transition. So I’m mostly placing
this across that area right at the bottom of the red that I’ve already applied. And I’m making sure that I’m not going to
dip back into that jar of gold glitter paste because
I don’t want to contaminate it with any of the red glitter
paste that I’m working with. So I’ll clean that off and
then come back into the gold and get a nice clean scoop
of all that glitter paste and then I’ll continue kind of mixing it on top of this stencil. And you saw I almost
went back into the jar but then, nope I gotta clean it off first. I don’t wanna mix any of
that red into the jar. So this is only coming
down maybe 3/4 of the way on this piece of card stock. So I am going to have lift the stencil and move it down and add more stars. Before I do that I’m
gonna scrape things off, getting any of that excess, making sure I don’t go off the
bottom edge of the stencil. If you wanna make it a
little bit easier on yourself you could put some tape
over that bottom edge and that’ll just protect
the card stock underneath. But I was just very conscious of the fact that I should not go off that bottom edge so that I would have a nice
clean piece of card stock below for when I move that stencil down. So I’m gonna lift the stencil up. You can see the stars right there. And then I’m going to rotate it and just kind of tack it onto
the bottom of this pattern. And it worked out pretty well since all of that area on
the stencil had been used with the gold glitter paste. So I didn’t have to worry
about any red glitter paste mixing in with the stars at the bottom. So I’m adding more gold glitter
paste right at the bottom, extending that star pattern. And if I would’ve thought ahead I might have just turned
that stencil like 180 degrees But this worked out perfectly. I didn’t have to worry about that. So I lifted it up off
my work surface here, I smoothed down the edges a
little bit with my fingertips and then set it aside to dry. So now it’s completely dry and it didn’t actually take very long. I think I probably could
have been good to go after about 10 or 15 minutes. I live in a really dry
climate so that helps. For the die cuts on top
I’m using the Merry Dies and also the Everett Solid
Letters, both from CZ Design. I love Cathy, I love Cathy Zielske. She’s hilarious, I met
her in person once now and I just adore her and I
absolutely love her font choices for all of her dies. So I’ve taken the Merry Die and I’ve cut out the
shadow out of some velum and the main word out of
some white card stock. I put some Ranger multimedia
matte adhesive behind the word and then placed that down
onto the velum die cut. I pressed those together with my fingers and then let those dry. As far as the rest of the sentiment goes, I’m going to adhere the solid, the Everett Solid Letters
dies going across the bottom and have it say Christmas. I’m using some really thin foam tape. This is, these are the little
foam strips from Darice and I’m putting those behind each letter and then placing them onto
my card here, the card front. And I’m letting them be kind of staggered, a little more playful and not only does this
look fun and playful but then I don’t have to be super fussy about how I adhere them. I just kinda slap ’em on there
and it looks really good. Having a more playful style like this really speeds things up I think because you don’t have
to spend so much time trying to get things perfectly straight. As far as putting the merry on, I kind of debated where to
place it and eventually decided on putting a little bit
of that liquid adhesive on the bottom of the Y
and the bottom of the E and then placing them right onto the card. Or actually I put that adhesive on top of the T on Christmas. Then I took a little
tiny square of foam tape and I put it right underneath
the top area of that merry and that’s gonna give it some height so that that whole area is even. Taking some red card stock. I think this card stock
is from Gina K Designs and I’ve cut a little
itty, itty narrow strip, put some foam adhesive behind it and how I’m gonna add this to the very bottom of this piece here. That’s just gonna give
it a little bit of ground and makes it look more finished. As far as the card base goes, I’ve cut two pieces of
110-pound Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock. This piece is cut to
let’s see 9-1/2 by 3-1/2 and then I scored a half
inch on the one end. I’m gonna put some tape
adhesive down there or actually this is some X-Press It tape. And then I’m going to put
the two pieces together and fold that flap over
onto the back of the card. This makes it so this
card is a finished size of nine inches wide by 3-1/2 tall but it has the fold on the side. So this is a little bit unusual for these long cards like this. Put some foam adhesive
behind my glitter paste and die cut area and
then pressed that down right onto the card front. So I really love all the
glittery-ness all over this and I really love the
unusual dimension and size on this card as well. I absolutely love long cards like that. I hope you guys enjoyed that format. I do them a couple of times each year for the Holiday Card series and it’s one of my most favorite ways to kinda change up the different
orientations of my cards. On screen I’ve got two more
videos for you to check out. These are the day nine videos
for the years 2017 and 2016. And if you wanna see the videos from 2015 and even farther back, you can check out the list down below in the video description. Thanks much for watching, thank
you so much for your support and for viewing and I will
catch you guys very soon for day 10. I can’t believe we’re already at day 10.

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