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Project

Glittered Fall Cards

Introduction

Use a quilting stencil to create these glittered cards with beautiful gradations of color.

Materials

  • Glitter
  • Artist's felt-tip glue pen
  • Quilting stencils
  • Blank cards in assorted sizes and colors

Steps

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 3

    Lift stencil and shake on a single color of glitter to cover the lines. Shake off excess.

  4. Step 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.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008

Reviews (10)

  • rickie46 27 Dec, 2008

    I WANT TO KNOW WERE CAN I GET THIS KIT AT.I LOOK IN WALMART AROUND HERE THEY DID NOT HAVE IT.DOSE MICHAELS CRAFTS WOOD HAVE THIS KIT AT ALL.

  • cocoajo 22 Oct, 2008

    That didn't work! I made sure the tack on the fabric stencils was just sticky enough so that it would peel off the paper by sticking it to my skin first. With my regular stencils, I did the same thing with pieces of tape to the corners. An odd trick I learned in 8th grade home ec!

  • cocoajo 22 Oct, 2008

    Another suggestion - I purchased fabric stencils,

  • cocoajo 22 Oct, 2008

    Another suggestion - I purchased fabric stencils,

  • bobbysbride 17 Oct, 2008

    Yeah, I had a few problems. I used a ball point glue pen instead of the felt tip (who knew there were so many kinds of glue pens!?!). I also didn't get the quilting stencils, I got regular ones. I didn't think it would make a difference, but it does! Cocoajo-I was trying to make thank yous too. I have hope once I get the right stencils.

  • bobbysbride 17 Oct, 2008

    Yeah, I had a few problems. I used a ball point glue pen instead of the felt tip (who knew there were so many kinds of glue pens!?!). I also didn't get the quilting stencils, I got regular ones. I didn't think it would make a difference, but it does! Cocoajo-I was trying to make thank yous too. I have hope once I get the right stencils.

  • bobbysbride 17 Oct, 2008

    Yeah, I had a few problems. I used a ball point glue pen instead of the felt tip (who knew there were so many kinds of glue pens!?!). I also didn't get the quilting stencils, I got regular ones. I didn't think it would make a difference, but it does! Cocoajo-I was trying to make thank yous too. I have hope once I get the right stencils.

  • cocoajo 13 Oct, 2008

    I was very excited about this too. I made 6 thank you cards this weekend using this technique with no problems. Bobbysbride - are you using the same pen the artist's glue pen? I found it worked well for me.

  • cocoajo 13 Oct, 2008

    I was very excited about this too. I made 6 thank you cards this weekend using this technique with no problems. Bobbysbride - are you using the same pen the artist's glue pen? I found it worked well for me.

  • bobbysbride 10 Oct, 2008

    I was so excited to try this and the glue just runs under the stencil-anyone have any ideas?