Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Burnished Velvet Snowman Tag

I don't know about you but I LOVE glitter! A little sparkle on a project can make a big difference! Are you familiar with the Burnished Velvet technique? Terri with Boss Kut has done a series of videos that tell you what you'll need and just how to do it. You can view them HERE in Terri's YouTube channel.

Here's a fun little snowman tag I made for Boss Kut for the blog hop last week using this technique...

I chose to work with the new Melting Snowman Tag. After I opened the file in Funtime, I simply pulled the "arms" off (cause I wanted them as a layer, not cut as part of the design) and changed the line colors so the pieces could all be cut separately without disassembling the shape. I added my adhesive to my cardstock and loaded my mat. Be sure you do test cuts, as Terri suggests in the video. You don't want to wast a bunch of your adhesive, or time! I cut the inside pieces on Pressure 1 then cut the outside on the highest pressure. That was it!

So after I got it cut it was time to glitter! I used my paper piercer to "weed" the pieces...just like you would a garden, you remove the cover to expose the area you want to work on. I glittered one color at a time...the hat band, the nose then all my black pieces. After I applied each section of giltter, I pulled out my Copic to color the sections. Yes, you read that right! I colored the glitter with my Copics! The hat band was colored with R29, the nose YR18 and the rest with 100 Black. Super easy! Here's a pic of what the process looks like...

So fun! After I was done coloring, I cut the charm mat (included in the file) and the arms and finished assembling the tag. I added some Canvas Corp Cord to the top and tied it to a gift bag. Here's a closer view of the tag so you can see all the sparkle and shine...

Isn't he cute?! I had a lot of fun with this technique and will definitely be trying it again in the future!



Laurel said...

So cute Katie!

Michele said...

Awww....that is just simply adorable my friend!! I am soooo looking forward to seeing you and "Mom Mary" again ♥♥♥

Katie said...

Thanks Laurel! Oh Michele, you have NO idea! I miss you guys so much already! I talked to Mary yesterday on the phone but I sure wish I could give you guys a hug! :)

Jennifer said...


That is soooo CUTE!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing the technique,

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