Thursday, September 5, 2013

Xyron - Favorite Techniques - Glitter+Acetate

I hope you enjoy my tutorial today! This is my favorite Xyron technique and like all great discoveries it happened by accident. :)

I had stamped my sentiment and then wanted to glitter the cloud, but the sentiment would not show though the glitter and I realized that too late so I placed acetate on top. Now I have a perfectly clear sentiment in the middle and glitter around! Perfect.

So this time, it's not a cloud but a bat! :)

I used Core'dinations cardstock which is textured on one side for two reasons:
a: I like it.
b: It makes it easier for you to see in the tutorial if I ran it through top side up or down. In this tutorial, all of them will be run top side down so the adhesive is on the front of the die cut. There are times where afterwards you can run it through again top side up so that the back side is covered in adhesive. I chose to add some dimension so I didn't do that today. Okay. Here we go!

Step 1: Cut out all of your die cuts and stamp your sentiment.

Step 2: Run your bat top side down through the 2.5" Sticker Maker. There will now be adhesive covering your sentiment.

Step 3: Hand cut the acetate around the sentiment and lay it on top of your sentiment.

Step 4: I used these two little pink pieces of paper that were supposed to be "cheeks" to mask the adhesive so it wouldn't get glitter on it. I thought it would make it easier to attach the googly eyes later. Little did I know that those little dots are so strong it wouldn't matter at all! They stick to glitter amazingly well! 

Step 5: GLITTER! 

Step 6: Shake off excess and use your finger to clear any glitter off the acetate.

Step 7: Use High Tack Adhesive Dots in 3/16" to adhere the googly eyes into place. 

Step 8: Check out your cute bat! 

Step 9: Run tree background through the 5" Creative Station.

Step 10: Glitter! I love glittering. 

The rest of the project I did but didn't take pictures of. I cut out a background die cut and adhered it. Next I sewed a border around the edge of the card base as well as the moon. I used 3/8" High Tack Dots to adhere the bat to the glittered tree background (they held ridiculously well!) and lastly I attached the sun with foam dimensional tape that comes in the Teresa Collins Xyron Adhesive Kit. Oh! And I added a little bow. I thought it needed a pop of green. 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on my favorite Xyron technique! :) Have a beautiful day!

Xyron 5" Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive
Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker
Mega Runner
High Tack Dots in 3/8"
High Tack Dots in 3/16"
May Arts Paper Cording 
Core'dinations cardstock



Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Cindy Beland said...

Looks AWESOME!!! :)

Stephanie Buice said...

Yes Ma'am this is super cute! We just got a bunch of xyron goodies in our DB boxes, they rock! Miss you and hope you are well. Hugs