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Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus

Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus

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Hello Everyone! It’s Jenn Shurkus from shurkus.com. As always I am wicked exited to be sharing on the Ranger Blog!

Today I am sharing with you a set of cards where the star of the show is the glittery goodness of Stickles. Do you have a lot of them in your stash? This is a fun and different way to use them!

Let’s get started with today’s tutorial!

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Step 1: For these sparkly cards, it really doesn’t take a lot of supplies. I gathered some Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Texture Paste in Opaque and Transparent Matte, a variety of stencils and a palette knife.

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Take one of the stencils and using some wash tape, tape it over a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Using a palette knife spread the texture paste through the stencil. Be generous and don’t scrape it too low.

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Repeat the above steps and do some with the Opaque Texture paste as well as the Transparent Matte. Use a variety of stencils so you will have a variety of backgrounds to work with. In this picture the Opaque is on the left and the Transparent Matte is on the right.
Note: I did discover working with the Opaque is much easier for this technique, because the paste dries thicker

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Let all your backgrounds air dry. Even in the humidity of New England, this doesn’t take too long 20-30 minutes.

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Once your backgrounds are dry, pick one out to start with. Take the coordinating stencil and lay it over the design again. Start to fill in the design with Stickles, be generous with how much coverage you are getting. Once your design is all filled in with Stickles, take the stencil away and immediately clean it. Set your background aside to dry. I was creating these in early August when we were in a huge humid heat wave. I thought they would never dry, but leaving them overnight and when I woke up in the morning they were dry.

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Repeat the above steps on all of your backgrounds. Have fun using a variety of stickles colors.

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

 Sparkly Textured Cards by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Jenn Shurkus Jenn lives on Cape Cod, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She’s been papercrafting for 18 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. She is Ranger certified. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. She currently teaches in person and online classes as well as host Art Retreats. You can read more about her, on her blog,{creative chick} as well as follow her on her creative endeavors on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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