Glittery Backgrounds for Christmas Card Prep

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Glitter backgrounds 1

If you like to create hand made cards for the holidays, an easy tip to prepare is to make a variety of backgrounds on blank notecards.  You can then add a quick sentiment and you have a card ready to hand out or mail.

Stencils are a great way to create backgrounds.  I used Tim Holtz’ Gradient Square stencil along with the Shifter Burst Stencil to create some glittery backgrounds.  Since the stencils are horizontal, I decided to make some blank top folding notecards.  I used a piece of 8 1/2×11 white card stock and trimmed it at 4 1/2” using my Sure Cut trimmer.  This trimmer is great because it has a thin wire you can line up on the tool that ensures an accurate cut.

Glitter backgrounds 2

For a top folding card, you’ll want to score it at 5 ½” using your scoring tool.

Glitter backgrounds 3

To create glitter backgrounds, I used Nuvo Glitter Paste in Pink Opal as well as Emerald Green.

I secured my card and stencil using my Make Art Stay-tion and added a piece of Post-It tape along the seam to prevent the paste from getting onto the back of the card.  Using a spatula and old gift card, I spread the paste evenly around the stencil.  This is so fun because you can experiment with different colors and stencils and get all kinds of fun backgrounds.  I love using pink for Christmas for that retro look.  Think tinsel and foil trees 😊.

Glitter backgrounds 4

Glitter backgrounds 5

Glitter backgrounds 6

When you’re finished, you can simply add a large holiday sentiment and you’re done.  I like this set from Tim Holtz called Christmas Time.  It has some huge sentiments perfect for the fronts of cards.

Glitter backgrounds 7

Glitter backgrounds 8

It was so easy to make four quick backgrounds.  I let them dry overnight, then will add a special sentiment to each as the holidays get closer.  Check that off my list!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Deja una respuesta

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

[Prime] BIC Stationery Gifting Case BIC Christmas Advent Calendar $33.59 (Was $50) Delivered @ Amazon AU

Next Story

You can now stay at a 'Chocolate Orange' themed hotel room this Christmas

Latest from Uncategorized

stepLINKS of the Day

It’s the Christmas season and whining about COVID lockdowns and other things is a waste of