Are you ready to learn another technique in my BRAND NEW series, Teach Me That?! Every Thursday I will be sharing a new technique, with the help of the Technique Design Team, to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level. I’m so excited!!!
Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to take a little piece of packing tape and some glitter. Just look at this!
If you thought it looked like a Flash Card… you are correct! I cut the butterfly from the Basic Black layer.
Are you ready to learn how? Here we go!
- Die cut your favorite Framelit or Thinlit from cardstock. I used the Butterflies Thinlits.
- Place the die cut face down on your Silicone Craft Sheet. Cover the die cut with packing tape. If you need to add more to cover it all, it’s fine. The seams of the packing tape won’t show.
- Trim away the excess tape. This is super easy to do because the die cut works with you as you cut.
- Now comes the fun part! Sprinkle glitter onto the packing tape. Prepare to ooh and ahh.
- Flip the image over and really press the packing tape into the glitter. Just look at that amazing image!
- Messy? Okay, maybe a little but isn’t the final image SO worth a little glitter mess? Take any excess glitter from your hands and rub on your face. Sparkle for the rest of the day!
- Now you’re ready to create a card using the glitter image!
Here are the measurements for my card (yep, it’s a Flash Card):
- Calypso Coral – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
- Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
- Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”
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Items in RED will retire May 31, 2017 – available while supplies last
Here’s another version of the Packing Tape Glitter technique. This one features the Layering Square framelits. Do you just love that little window?
This card is also a Flash Card. Isn’t it sweet?
Join me tomorrow for a video tutorial on creating this card.
Here are the measurements for my Amazing Mother card:
- Blushing Bride – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
- Soft Sky – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
- Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½” + scrap for Sentiment
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Items in RED will retire May 31, 2017 – available while supplies last
I do hope that everyone is enjoying the Teach Me That series.
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Super ton idée de mettre des paillettes sur les découpes !
Thank you Marie!!!
Thank you for a fabulous idea Connie, I have this beautiful butterfly dies and I will go and play with them with all the colors of glitter I have.
PS. glad your comment section is back!!
I was so pleased with how that card turned out! The butterfly was even more beautiful than I imagined.
Glitter is not the same as Embossing Powder right?
Dazzling Diamonds is considered glitter?
Correct, they are 2 different things. Dazzling Diamonds is just glitter and can’t be embossed.
Love this iidea with the glitter and your great comment about rubbing the glitter on our faces. Lol. I also love this new series!
If you play with glitter, it’s a must to add a little to your face. It’s probably going to end up there anyway.
I knew you had a ‘sparkling’ personality! This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing! Now I am waiting for tomorrow’s card! See you then!
Bwahahaha! Love ya Cheryl!
I just found this. Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing so much of your talent with us. ❤️
Love the new series “Teach me That.” This glitter technique is especially great. Now I am off to try it.
I hope you do, Mary! It’s such a fun technique.
I love it! Especially the fun end part where you add some sparkle to your face! Enjoy your blogs daily . . thank you!
I love the butterfly packing tape card Connie! Your cards are beautiful and like a breath of fresh air. I always (without doubt) leave your blog feeling brighter and inspired. Thank you so much for sharing with us all:-)
Sunshine, New Zealand
I sure appreciate that Sunshine!!!
Great tip, I wonder how it would look multi colored!!?
I think it would look amazing! The challenge would be keeping the glitters separated but I would love to see what you can create!
Do they have a “multi-color” glitter ??
No, sorry. We have gold, silver, and dazzling details.
Try mixing several colors together then pour the mixture into an old medicine bottle … shaking well before pouring your mult-colored glitter on your piece. Just a thought and you wouldn’t have to worry about what color went where and you wouldn’t waste your glitter…just tap off excess and pour back into your specific bottle, cap and use it later….
What a pretty card! Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks so much Sharon!
This is awesome! I’m going to try it. 🙂
Let me know how it turns out Sara!
Thanks for this great new (to me) technique.
It is fun to learn new techniques. Have fun with it Carole!
Hi Connie! I tried your technique with adhesive sheets, that works too! Thank you for sharing
Awesome! Good to know! Thanks Marilyn!
I want to try this, Connie! I always have packing tape, and dfont know what yo to with my glitter! Voila!
I hope you’ll try this Annie! It’s a great technique!
So simple but so lovely. Thank you for sharing. Tondeley
So glad you liked it! I hope you’ll give it a try Tondeley!
These are beautiful! Thank you for giving us ideas that are easy & will look SO nice on our cards!
Thank you so much Diane!
I just tried this recently and couldn’t stop making them, they came out so pretty!
It’s glitter….it just does something to us and we can’t stop!
I am so excited to try this!! Will try and share pic 🙂
I’m glad you liked it!
What a terrific idea! I love a little glitz and this is just what I need. Glitter does put a sparkle in your day and why not on your face too.
Exactly Kay! I love it!
Made some butterflies today, they are beautiful. I can’t leave things alone though, I added some colour with a little sponge – very faintly though. Have not done anything with them yet but a definite must for future cards.mm
Great idea Maureen!
Beautiful technique! Thanks!
Thanks Carol! I hope you’ll give it a try!
I love this idea. However, when I tried it… I didn’t find it easy at all to cut out around my butterfly. Maybe my cardstock was too thin?
If you have thinner cardstock, just add a shim of copy paper and you should be fine.
This is brilliant idea! So new to me. Wish I had thought of it myself
The scissors always stick to the tape and get residue on the blades
You might try just snipping the tip of the packing tape and then tearing it.
try using a small paint brush with some corn starch on the tape edges before cutting the tape, it will keep the glue on the tape from sticking to your scissors
This looks like such a fun messy glittery technique! Sometimes when I use glitter & later hug my hubby, he ends up with a bit of sparkle on his face too. lol I just found your site thanks to Pinterest. Thanks Connie.
I’m so glad that you found me! Thanks for joining me Teri! Glitter hugs!
What a great idea Connie!! I follow you on you tube, It’s the first time I find you in Pinterest. I love your Tuesday Tips and your Flashcards Series, the Teach Me That Thursday is a great addition. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Nancy!
Just found this on Pinterest. It’s brilliant!
I don’t know if you will get this or not? I’d like to know how you made this second card on this blog post? Thank you so much for all you do and share with us all!
I did a video on that card. https://simplysimplestamping.com/flash-card-packing-tape-glitter-window-card-video-no-94/
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I gotta try it too!
Love this technique as well as the suggestion of adding cornstarch to the edge before cutting is great….I will have to try that. Thanks Connie.
The Butterfly card with glitter is just beautiful. I will have to try that very soon. I would never have thought of that, and I also like the idea of mixing glitter together to have a different colored butterfly. Thank you so much.
What is a “flash” card?
Hi Juju! Thanks for asking! Flash Cards are a series that I’ve been doing for years now showing you how to make cards in a ‘flash’. With this template, you can create the starting pieces for dozens of different styles of cards – and you can make them in a flash! Check out
https://simplysimplestamping.com/flash-cards-video-no-1-2/ for more information. Let me know if you have any questions!!
Love this idea! Love your energy and enthusiasm! Thank you!
I appreciate that Gayle! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wow! I must have been living under a rock! How did I not know about this technique! Lovely cards and awesome teaching!
Awww, thanks so much Kim! I LOVE hearing that you enjoyed this technique!
Oh my Connie, I’ve been keeping and jotting down, in a notebook, all the tips that I think I may want to use. Somehow I must have missed this one. I just love it and I found it just in time for my Christmas cards I just started making. I want to OOOOhhh & awwwww my recipients with this years cards. This will do the trick. Keep up with the tips & tricks. I love them. Have a great day……TYFS
This technique has always been a favorite of mine. I’m glad you liked it too!
Connie how do I join you on Thursday on your videos?
Go to YouTube and subscribe to my channel (Connie Stewart). You will get notifications when I am live.
Great idea with the glitter! Am really anxious to try it later today!
I’m a bit late to the party here but I just found this and tried it. Cut my butterfly in black and coated it with Opal Blaze before sticking it to the packing tape and adding the glitter. Definitely looks ‘WOW! Thanks for the idea, Kathy McKie
just shows how a popular technique stays around here am I in 2021 just finding this.I think it’s brilliant, and I am going to do it with my grandchildren, just for the pure delight of seeing their reaction they love creating with me in my craft room Thanks for sharing
I love watching your videos on utube. I really enjoy all of the tips that I have learned from you. May you have a wonderful blessed day today and always. Renee
You likely have no idea how much you encourage us to go one step further. Your ideas are amazing and truly inspire me. I want to thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. AND you do share, you NEVER sell your ideas as I have seen on Pinterest.
So pretty and easy, right up my alley! Question- what makes this a “flash card?”
I have a video and lots of info on Flash Cards – https://simplysimplestamping.com/card-making-using-the-flash-card-system/