Sometimes you just need a bit of bling on your Christmas cards.  There are 2 ‘blingy’ bits on this Star of Light card.  First up there is a Blue Rhinestone and then there is some Silver glimmer paper.  I’ll come back to the Rhinestones in a minute but first I need to explain about how to put the glimmer paper into the card.

Star Of Light Card Christmas Card Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Stampin' Up! UK

First cut the Whisper White card layer with the matching Starlight Thinlets and then do all your stamping as shown. Position the Silver glimmer paper under the diecut shape and put Tombow multi purpose glue onto the back of  the Glimmer paper only.  Then lay the glimmer paper and the white layer over the Bermuda Bay layer and line it up with a gap all the way around.  The white layer isn’t stuck at this point just laying on the top.  You need to use tombow so that the glimmer paper can move into the right place.  Once it’s all stuck down you can then glue down the Whisper White layer.

It does seems a bit of a faff the first time you do it but it’s the only way I know how to get the smooth layer look I was after because NOTHING sticks to glimmer paper !!!! Which leads me onto the Rhinestone, in order to get it to stick you have to scratch off some of the glitter using a pokey tool or scissors and I find using a glue dot as well as the adhesive backing really helps to make it stick.

Star Of Light Card Christmas Card Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Stampin' Up! UK

But I hear you ask Amanda, have Stampin’ Up! started making Blue Rhinestones………?  Nope, but you can have Rhinestones in any colour you choose, I made a video 4 years ago, to show you how ! Enjoy this blast from the past!

Product List for the Star of Light Card, click on the pictures to go direct to my online store.

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