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Welcome to day 2 of the challenge! For today's challenge, I wanted to show you step by step how to make this glitter/shiny card. I am really disappointed that my Cover a Card didn't show up well in this photo, but I have close-ups to share that will give you a better idea.
First, I cut out the Easter Cutout Square (DIE264-ZZ). It is an intricate die, so I used a metal shim to cut it out. Instead of gluing it down, I derided to adhere it to a double sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Crafts:
As you can tell from the picture, some of the areas weren't completely pressed down into the adhesive sheet.
I used the backing of the adhesive sheet that I had peeled off to press the cut out into the sticky surface. The backing is waxy, so It didn't stick to the adhesive like paper or my fingers would.
Next, I sprinkled glitter onto the exposed sticker areas
I pressed the glitter into the sticker paper with my finger
I stamped the Diagonal Weave background (CC174) onto a dark pink card with dark pink ink and embossed it with clear powder. This is the same Cover a Card I used yesterday, I wanted to show you it in a different color and using a different technique. Embossing a Cover a Card with clear powder gives you a similar look to glazed patterned papers you can buy.
I often don't emboss directly onto my card because it can cause warping (pictured above). Instead, I emboss a layer and add it to my notecard. To get rid of the curl, I turned the card over and stacked heavy books on top and let it sit for a bit. It flattened everything back out.
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