I have a new project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a picture tutorial for how to make these cool two-tone glittered Fancy Frame Edges to fit the Fancy Accordion Album. This is a really fun technique that will work with any dies.
Since I still had the supplies out, I thought I would make up a quick Thank You card using the rest of the patterned paper and the two-tone glitter technique on a Butterfly Pivot Card.
The card itself is A2-sized (4.25" x 5.5" when folded) and cut from Basic Grey "Corset" double-sided patterned paper. Since the patterned paper was not as stiff as cardstock, I used a backing strip behind the card, cut from a clear transparency so it would provide invisible support.
I let the patterned paper do all the work for me as the background of the card. I only added strips of washi tape to the front and interior of the card.
For the first butterfly I used the solid decorator butterfly, cut from a scrap of red patterned paper, and covered with double-sided adhesive. The masking liner was cut with the butterfly overlay die. Both these decorater dies come included with the Butterfly Pivot Card die set. I used Warm Silk Diamond Microfine Glitter first, then removed the masking liner and used Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter. I also glittered the butterfly body (also included in the set) and glued it over the top.
For the second butterfly I again used the largest solid butterfly, cut from red patterned paper and covered with double-sided adhesive as the background. The overlay masks were cut using the small butterfly die that comes in the set. I arranged the masks over the adhesive, used the Basic Black glitter first, and then Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Over dark papers you can see the difference in the two Diamond glitters - the warm has gold tones and the cool has blue tones.
For a greeting I stamped the Thank You stamp (Stampin' Up!) onto patterned paper and used a decorator die from the Fancy Accordion Album to cut it out.
Here are supply links for the two-tone glitter cards. The picture tutorial for this technique is on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
FEBRUARY DESIGNER CHALLENGE "Secret Word" Giveaway Winner -
Congratulations to Glenda P., who was randomly chosen as the winner of the February Secret Word Giveaway. Members of my Mailing List receive one e-mail a month, normally on Designer Challenge Day, with the secret word to include in their comment on the Designer Challenge Post. This month the secret word was "pivot" and the prize will be a Pivot Card Die Prize Pack chosen by Glenda. Here are her choices:
Glenda P. I am in love with all of your pivot and accordion card dies. They are so clever and so well received by recipients of one of these cards. I look forward to seeing each new idea that you present.
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