Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Glitter Holiday Cards Tutorial

Glitter Holiday Card Tutorial | Red Circle Crafts

These cards are super simple to make and amazing. Plus you get to play with glitter. It is one of my favorite parts of holiday crafting. Although J complains about glitter being EVERYWHERE even after I clean up.

Glitter Holiday Card Tutorial | Red Circle Crafts

Supplies:

X-acto blade and cutting mat (or thick cardboard)
Sponge (Cut up into as many pieces as colors of paint)
Acrylic paint & plastic tray
Glitter
A2 Cards (5.5" x 4.5")
Printable Template

Instructions:

Print out the template onto cardstock and using the X-acto blade and cutting mat or piece of thick cardboard, carefully cut out each silhouette. Leave the outline of each  template intact.

Glitter Holiday Card Tutorial | Red Circle Crafts

Next prepare your painting supplies. First, I laid paper bags across my work surface to keep paint off my table and collect the excess glitter. Then I poured a little paint into my tray and cut my sponge into three pieces (one for each color of paint I planned to use: red, green, and white).

Choose one color of paint per template. If you want to use one template in several colors, I would suggest printing and cutting that template for as many colors as you want to use.

Lay your template onto the card, using your sponge and only a little bit of paint at a time, sponge the paint onto the card. Be careful to keep the paint inside or on the template. You can see where I went outside my template and got some extra paint on the Santa pictured below. Beware that you'll be able to use your template many more times if you only keep a small amount of paint on the sponge and instead add more paint to it as needed.

Once your image is painted, remove the template and pour glitter over it. Be sure to cover the entire image and shake off excess glitter. Allow to dry.

Glitter Holiday Card Tutorial | Red Circle Crafts

You can see that I also painted on a few 5x7 kraft postcards. I'm not sure what the mail will do to the glitter on naked postcards, but we'll see!

Glitter Holiday Card Tutorial | Red Circle Crafts

I love the white on white on white look of this, subtle and magical.

If you make these, please send me pictures! Feel free to post a link to them in the comments or send me an email.

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