August 21, 2011

PTI's Make it Monday - Glitter Die Border


Today i have a card i made for PTI's Make it Monday. The technique is to make a glitter border with a die. The die i used was one of PTI's tags. I lightly traced around the die and did the glitter border in a white glitter.

I die cut the tag and stamped the snowflake squares. I used 2 different inks, because i didn;t have the green/blue color that matches the pattern paper. Then i stamped the sentiment from the same set in a dark grey.

For the top of the tag i used twine to make a 'loop bow'. I folded the twine back and forth, kind of like a zig zag, but holding one end as i coiled the twine. Then holding one end of the loops tight i flattened the other ends in the middle to see if i had enough loops to get a flower shape. When i was happy with it, i used the extra twine to wrap around the end that i was holding. I threaded this through the hole the tag has. To help flatten the flower i added a snowflake brad through the middle of the flower. The brad was too blue, so i inked some green over it to get the green/blue color.

Last i wrapped some twine along one side and adhered the tag on pop up dots. Flower does hid the glitter border a bit at that side, but you can still see it along the top and bottom of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by!


Papertrey Ink: Tag Die, Take Three: Winter, Rustic White Cardstock
Glitter: Art Institute
Pattern paper: Unknown
Brad: Unknown

1 comment:

  1. Very clever holiday card! Love the non-traditional look as well as the use of the technique in the challenge. Good job!