Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sandra's Glitter Ritz Tutorial

These little bottles contain a fabulous product called Glitter Ritz. Glitter Ritz is a micro fine glitter that you can use to make fabulous glittery designs. To see more samples with this product, hop over to Sandra's Blog here. The secret to Glitter Ritz is the double sided tape. The tape I use is made by Sookwang and it comes in varying widths. Today I am using the 2 ¾ inch wide tape.
First you want to apply a section of tape to your card front as below. Make sure you rub the tape down carefully. You want to make sure that the tape is adhered to the cardstock in all areas and that there aren’t any ‘bubbles’.
Next peel the backing off the cardstock. You will need to use tweezers as you do not want to touch the sticky tape or it will show through the glitter.
You can use punches or a die cut machine to cut out an image. I used the Big Shot and the snowflake die. Because the die is so large I needed to tape the backing to the die so that the image will be centered properly.

Run it through the die cut machine.
Here’s what it looks like once it goes through the die cut machine.
You then need to place the backing back on the sticky cardstock. Remember not to touch the sticky tape. I find that using tweezers is the easiest way to do this. Once all the pieces are back on the cardstock, carefully rub it all down. I use my fingers first and then go over any edges with a popsicle stick just to make sure that all the edges are down properly. You don’t want any glitter to get under the tape.
Next, peel back the area which you want to glitter first. It is best to start with the darkest colours first. I peeled back the snowflake image first.
Remember that you don’t want to touch the sticky tape, so use a brush to spread the glitter all over the card. Then pour off the glitter and use a brush to wipe the backing off. You want all the glitter that remains to be sticking on the tape, not the backing. In the photo below I have wiped half of the paper with a brush so you can see the difference.
Next use tweezers to peel back other areas. I only used 2 colours on this page so after applying the purple glitter I peeled off all of the remaining backing.
And then I applied the green glitter to the remaining sticky parts.
Once you have applied all the glitter you need to burnish it. This means rub it in a circular motion. The more you burnish it, the more glittery it will appear.


AmandaB said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Sandra!! I will Have to try this sometime..


CraftyGirl said...

Sandra.... this is a fabulous tute!! I learned so much!!
Barb :)

Kim said...

Great tutorial, Sandra! Thanks for sharing it with us....I must get some of this yummy glitter ritz!
Kim xXx

Sandra Farrell said...

thanks ladies - Glitter Ritz is a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria