You make everything better

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute card featuring the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and Rainbow Glimmer Paper! I hate to say that I’ve had the Rainbow Glimmer Paper for quite some time and am just now getting around to use this awesome paper! If you’ve been thinking about this glimmer paper, I definitely recommend it because it is just as thin, but it’s not as “rough” feeling as the previous glimmer paper that retired. I originally started out with an idea for one card, but I decided why not make another card since I have the glimmer paper already cut? Not only that, it actually came in handy when I was stamping on the Window Sheets and will explain when I get to that part.

I first started by cutting a 4” piece from the 12” x 12” Rainbow Glimmer Paper, then I cut a ¾” piece each off the Mango Melody and Granny Apply Green ends, and then cut the 10 ½” side in half. You will have two 4” x 5 ¼” and ¾”x 4” pieces:

I next cut two Window Sheets at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and used Jet Black Stazon ink to stamp the cocktail stamp onto the Window Sheet. The first piece I stamped using a block, however, I would tend to “slide” slightly when I stamped. I then used my Stamparatus for the second window sheet and that did work much better. To help with positioning and stamping, I stamped the cocktail onto the small grid paper. As you can see, the Window Sheet on the right has nice stamped images, whereas the Window Sheet on the left is not:

So, this is where an idea I wanted to try comes in, how do you get the Window Sheet to adhere to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper? Adhesive Sheets! The adhesive was applied to the Window Sheet on the right by first pulling the solid back layer (non-adhesive) with the three “strips” of adhesive exposed and laying the Window Sheet on top (easiest method). The adhesive was applied to the Window Sheet on the left by pulling back one “strip” at a time and applying to the Window Sheet (harder method). As you can see, the one on the right is nice and even, where the one on the left, not so much:

The reason why I cut the Window Sheets larger than the Rainbow Glimmer Paper is because I always have an issue lining up perfectly and since there is no second chance, this would allow me to place the Window Sheet onto the glimmer paper and trim off any excess Window Sheet around the edges. Now with that being said, you can see that the Adhesive Sheet did work perfectly to adhere the Window Sheet to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper, but what the picture doesn’t show is that there is a slight line from the adhesive on the Window Sheet:

For the card front, I used the second largest sentiment Stitched So Sweetly Die to cut out Basic Black cardstock, used my Stamparatus to line up the words to stamp in Versamark ink, stamped the little star stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder:

I adhered the glimmer paper base layer to a Rich Razzleberry cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, with the sentiment adhered with dimensionals. For the other glimmer paper base layer, I adhered that to a Coastal Cabana cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for each card. For the Rich Razzleberry card, stamp the sentiment in Magenta Madness ink, the cocktail glasses in Blackberry Bliss ink, the little stars in Mango Melody ink, and adhered the ¾” strip of glimmer paper along the bottom. For the Coastal Cabana card, stamp the sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink, the cocktail glasses in Bermuda Bay ink, the little starts in Granny Apply Green ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of glimmer paper along the bottom:

Aren’t these super cute and fun cards? What inspired me to try this little experiment with the window sheets is I was trying to think of a way to not only use the glimmer paper, which got me to thinking about stamping the cocktail glass on a window sheet instead of cardstock and adhering to the glimmer paper, if that makes sense? Sure, I could have made a frame to hide adhesive, but since the glimmer paper is already textured I thought that would hide any imperfections between the window sheet, adhesive, and glimmer paper. If you are someone who is particular about how things look, I suggest you try it out first to see if the lines will bother you. (You know who you are 😁 )

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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