Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Tri-Fold Glitter Card


“Boo To You” Tri-Fold Glitter Card
by Tiffany Hood



In honor of my favorite thing in crafting- BLING- I decided to make a super sparkly Halloween card.  This tutorial will show you two techniques: how to make the card base, and how to make the glittered spiderweb.

First, you’ll start with a 5 ¼”x11” piece of cardstock


Mark 2” up from the left bottom corner


Then you’ll use your paper trimmer to cut from the top right corner to the 2” mark you made.


Place your cardstock upside down as shown into a score board. Score the cardstock at 4” and 7 ¾”

Accordion fold as shown


Then, you can cut additional pieces if desired to change the patterns of some of the panels.  Here, I cut a black piece that I will embellish.


Emboss the cardstock piece with a spiderweb embossing folder


Your paper will now look like this


Now you’ll need Doodlebug’s new Metallic Glitter, a Tidy Tray, and either a glue pad or a glue pen


You can either press the glue pad over the embossed image (if the ink pad is new and juicy)


Or you can draw over the embossed areas with a glue pen.  This technique takes a bit longer but works better.  (If you use a glue pen, work in small sections adding glue and then adding glitter so the areas don’t dry before the glitter is applied)


Hold cardstock over a Tidy Tray and pour glitter over wet glue.  Tap off excess into Tidy Tray and then put excess glitter back into jar.


Now you’ve got a cute glittered spiderweb!


Embellish as desired with  twine, stickers, ribbon, and die cuts.



11 comments:

  1. Super adorable, Tiffany and a wonderful tutorial!

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  2. I love that spider web! Fabulous card.

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  3. Super fun card. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Adorable! Thanks for the tutorial :-) I think I need a tidy tray!

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  5. Fabulous card and great tutorial!!!

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  6. Great card! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What an awesome Halloween card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. great tutorial and really cute card!

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