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General Techniques

Punched Glitter (sections 1 & 2)

Punched Flocking (section 3)

Punched Embossing Powder (section 4)

by Keri Brown

This tutorial encompasses techniques with die cuts and punches in both "positive" and "negative" applications using the above SNS products:

Positive - punch out and use the punched piece by applying glitter, embossing powder or flocking.

Negative - punch out a pattern, and keep the paper punched from, to create backgrounds, windows and borders.

There are four separate mini-tutorials on this page, to show how glitter, flocking, and embossing powders may be utilized to achieve marvelous results with your punches and die cuts.




1. Punched Glitter with Sticker Paper

 

This is a fun, creative, sparkling way to use your punches and dies. The first set of directions is for using Sticker Paper, which contains adhesive on one side. The second set of directions explains how to use Tear-ific Tape or Super Adhesive Sheets, which is sticky on both sides.

1.  Cut a strip of cardstock slightly larger in width and/or height than the size of your punched image(s).  Be sure to cut the piece of cardstock the right size to become a panel (layered piece) on your card or layout. Punch as many "openings" as desired for your project from this panel. You may use one punch (as shown here) or mix your punch images to create an interesting panel. Save the punched out pieces for another project. For this technique, we will be using the panel from which the pieces were punched.

2.   A non-stick Craft Mat is helpful during this step, but not necessary. Cut a strip of Sticker Paper just larger than the opening of your punched out areas and scribble on the back side, to make the non-sticky part easier to see.  If the punched out areas are small, save on the amount sticker paper used by cutting pieces, rather than an entire panel, to cover the punched out parts. Peel off the protective layer and cover openings on the back side of your panel. If your panel is plain, it may not matter whether the sticker paper is applied to the front or back, but if the panel has been stamped on, or if printed paper is being used, then be sure to apply the Sticker Paper to the panel's back side .  Once applied, the scribbled side of the sticker paper will be visible on the backside of the panel. Be sure the sticker paper is well adhered to the back of the panel.



3.  Place the prepared cardstock panel on top of a coffee filter (scribbled side down) and dredge the glitter onto the exposed adhesive.

4.  Make sure you have a good solid coverage by rubbing the glitter into the Sticker Paper with your finger. This is called "burnishing the glitter" .


5.  Use a chubby brush to wipe off the excess glitter from the now-glittered cardstock panel.

6.  Finish card.

 



2. Punched Glitter with Tear-ific Tape and Super Adhesive Sheets

  • Cut a piece of cardstock into the desired size panel for card. Stamp or digi-print image and color with medium of choice.

  • Use a die or "anywhere" punch to create openings around the stamped images.

  • Place a strip of 2 ½” “tear”ific tape (or appropriately sized tape or Super Adhesive Sheet, depending on sized needed) on back of stamped image to cover all the punched openings, leaving the protective cover in place.

  • Place stamped cardstock panel on coffee filter.
  • Dredge glitter to exposed adhesive behind the punched out areas.

  • Use your finger to rub/burnish the glitter into the adhesive for good coverage.

  • Use a chubby brush to wipe off the excess glitter from the cardstock panel.

  • Finish your cards as desired. (The protective layer on the back of the now-glittered panel may be removed and used to hold the panel to the card base or underlying layer panel.)

 



3. Punched Flocking with Tear-ific Tape and Super Adhesive Sheets

  • In the sample shown, die cut butterflies were used. Two dies were employed - one solid, and one detail-cut. The solid, larger butterfly die cut was made using a Super Adhesive Sheet because of the die’s large size. Both protective coverings were left in place while the SAS was run through the die cutting machine.
  • The smaller, detail-cut butterfly was cut on cardstock.

  • Pull off one of the protective layers from the solid butterfly die cut. Lay it down so the sticky side is up. Carefully adhere the smaller detail butterfly to the larger “sticky” butterfly. The edges of the stuck-together butterfly are now sticky, as well as all the detail-cut-out areas in the middle.

  • Place butterfly on top of coffee filter, sticky areas up. 


  • Pour flocking over entire butterfly image and burnish with fingers to get good adhesion.

  • Use a chubby brush to wipe off excess flocking from the butterfly.

  • Finish card as desired.

 





4. Embossing Powder Punch with VersaMark Ink, Super Adhesive Sheets, Tear-ific Tape or Sticker Paper

1. Cut a strip of cardstock slightly larger in width and/or height than the size of your punched image(s).  Be sure to cut the piece of cardstock the right size to become a panel (layered piece) on your card or layout. Punch as many "openings" as desired for your project from this panel. You may use one punch (as shown here) or mix your punch images to create an interesting panel. Save the punched out pieces for another project. For this technique, we will be using the panel from which the pieces were punched

2. Cut a sheet of white cardstock slightly smaller than the strip of punched cardstock. This will be covered with embossing powder. If a dark color of EP is desired, it may be easier to use a color of cardstock which is similar to your color of EP.


3. Press white cardstock strip firmly into Versamark Ink pad to get a good coverage. Completely coat this panel of cardstock with VersaMark. 

4. Place panel on coffee filter, VersaMark Ink side up, and dredge with embossing powder. Heat set.

5. Align punched strip on top of embossed strip and attach with “Tear”ific Tape. Now the punched images feature a textured, embossed center.

6. Finish card as desired.


Note:  Super Adhesive Sheets, Sticker Paper and “Tear”ific Tape may all be used with embossing powders instead of Versamark Ink.  The embossing powder sticks to the adhesive and can be heated in the same manner.



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