Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Xyron Makes Ombre Glitter Techniques Easy

When thinking on how to show off some fun techniques with Xyron products, I remembered that I had some fun neon glitter just waiting to be use. I had gotten a sweet deal on the set and it was dying to be used soon.
 Gather your supplies.
I started with a card base for an A2 card. I cut a piece of cardstock to go on top of the card base to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" so that it would stand out just a little bit from the base itself. I then ran that through my Xyron 9" Creative Station. It is important to smoothly turn the handle, so that the adhesive doesn't have any gaps.
Trim the edges of the adhesive backing (don't unwrap yet though!!) with a kraft knife. Leave just a little bit on each side so that you can hold on.
If you want a true Ombre effect, you will need to mix your glitter, if you are okay with a more striped version, you can follow the next steps. Use a permanent marker to mark off where the glitter should probably stop and start. This doesn't have to be perfect, and most likely will not be.
Unwrap your cardstock to the first mark and sprinkle your glitter onto the newly exposed adhesive. Shake off. If you want a crisp edge, fold the backing down and use a bone folder to make it straight. If you want it more organic and freeform, don't fold it.
Repeat as many times as you want.

When you are finished with each layer, you can push the glitter into the adhesive to get it to stick more.
I suggest "setting" the glitter with some spray glitter. It won't detract from the existing glitter, and will make it so your project won't leave glitter everywhere it touches.
While this is drying, stamp your sentiment. "Fussy cut" if you want, or use a die cut piece of paper.
When this has dried, add your stamped sentiment and/or embellishments using Xyron's 3/16 inch Dots and Xyron's 3/8 inch Dots. The small cloud pieces were too small to use the entire dot, so I cut them in half.

Once the decorative part of your card is complete, place it on the card base. I suggest using your Xyron Mega Runner (.5" x 100') on the card base itself, rather than on the back of your decorative glitter paper. This way, the glitter won't rub off.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing another way that you can use glitter using your Xyron 9" Creative Station Machine!

Supply List: Xyron 9" Creative Station Machine (w/ 25' Adhesive Cartridge), Xyron Mega Runner (.5" x 100'), Xyron 3/16 inch Dots, Xyron 3/8 inch Dots, Neenah Solar White Cover, ImagineCrafts Memento Ink in London Fog and Love Letter, American Crafts Neon Extra Fine Glitter, Neat and Tangled Stamp  Pin It

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