Use a quilting stencil to create these glittered cards with beautiful gradations of color.
Tools and Materials
24-pack glitter, $29.99, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from marthastewartcrafts.com
Artist's felt-tip glue pen, $2.99, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels
Quilting stencils, $2.50-$6, from The Stencil Company, quiltingstencils.com
Blank cards in assorted sizes and colors, from Paper Presentation
Glittered Cards How-To
1. Prepare your design by tracing the quilting stencil onto a plain piece of paper with a pencil. Decide on the colors of glitter you would like to use for each part of the design, and mark the colors on the paper, if necessary.
2. Lay the quilting stencil on a blank card. Draw along the stencil lines with a glue pen where you would like one of your chosen colors to go.
3. Lift stencil and shake on a single color of glitter to cover the lines. Shake off excess.
4. Align stencil with lines you have already glittered and trace the lines for a second color with your glue pen. Repeat tracing and glittering until complete.