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Hero Arts Merry Christmas Cover Plate Die

Howdy! Today I have some sparkly and shiny fun for Christmas. I created two cards with the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Cover Plate Die.

Microfine Glitter

The first one here is all glittery. Glitter cards are hard to photograph and the light was kind of diminishing on me so the photo isn’t the best. Anyway… The first thing I did was stick a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Neenah paper. I placed my die on the paper so that the adhesive would end up on the top of the design. That way I could get that glitter to stick to it. I used microfine glitter and dumped that all over the design over a coffee filter. Then I burnished it using a bone folder handle. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for that tip! Then I just glued that scene on to a piece of white glitter paper. It is pretty and very sparkly in real life.

This one was very straight forward and quick. I cut the scene out using the die and some shiny red paper I had in my stash. For this one I left some of the pieces in with the die cut. So the ornaments, 2 trees, and the star on the tree all have their center pieces remaining instead of pushing them out. I then glued the scene on a kraft card base. Pretty simple. There is so much to the cover plate you don’t need to do much.

The a2z Scrapbooking store has great sales going on! I took a peek at the store and there are still some stamps, ink, liquid watercolor (this stuff is fun to work with),  embossing powders and a few other things. Get them before they are gone.

There is still time to enter our last challenge! It’s always good to get a few cards done well before the holiday rush.





Hero Arts Glittery Monarch Butterfly Die

Hello to you all! I am here today with a butterfly full of glitter. So pretty in real life and very hard to capture it well in a photograph.

Nuvo Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste

For my card I really wanted to use some of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. You can get the pretty Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste in the a2z Etsy shop. The Nuvo Glimmer Paste is the “background” of the butterfly.

I created the blue “background” part of the butterfly by cutting a butterfly out using the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly die also available in the a2z Etsy shop. I took out the pretty butterfly and used that open space as a stencil.

I centered it nice over my paper and used temporary adhesive to keep all the edges down nice. I filled it in with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. Then I removed the stencil.

On the butterfly die cut I put an adhesive sheet on the front of the paper before die cutting. After cutting out the butterfly I removed the release paper and now there is adhesive on the front of the butterfly. I used some Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter all over it. After putting the glitter on you should rub it in good to make it shine and stick well. There is mostly purple and a bit of pink glitter. I am not the biggest glitter fan but using it in this way I really like it. If you need some tips on glitter handling El at Elizabeth Craft Designs has some great video’s that really help with keeping the glitter under control.

Then I glued the butterfly outline over the Glitter Paste background I created. I cut around the butterfly with a rectangle die. I put that on a pretty purple patterned paper and added a die cut sentiment.

One more look at it….

I will add a photo on my blog KCs Kards taken with natural light.

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