adorable....SA's International Scrapbook Convention

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This is the layout I taught for KI Memories at the SA's International Scrapbook Convention held in Johannesburg and Cape Town over the past two weeks. It has been hectic and I am finally home before we head out again for the annual Card making Retreat in Johannesburg. I still have to do some die-cuts for the kits which should keep me busy enough as well as 3 classes in between it all that needs to be designed.
I loved every minute (well almost) of teaching at the convention - the support and compliments have been overwhelming and I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

Here is the first technique I wanted to show the girls. Because the KI papers are quite bright and bold I wanted to give them the option of toning it down a bit. We used a fine glitter from the Glitter Factory to add a layer over the paper and created our own glitter paper, but also toned down what once was a very bright striped paper. It really is incredible how easy it is to use products that you already own to alter and change the look of something

Adhere the double sided tape to your paper strips. Trim off any excess tape if you need to.
Remember that you want the double sided tape adhered to the side where you want your glitter to be. If by any chance you add tape to the wrong side, turn it over and redo it - after all you need tape on both sides because you will need to adhere the glittered strips to your layout later on. The great thing about paper is that it has 2 sides, so in the event of a mistake you can simply turn it over and start again.
Burnish the surface of the tape well using a bone folder. This helps the tape to stick to the paper really well and removes any air bubbles.

Remove the backing tape from your double sided tape. Place your strip of paper onto scrap paper and add a layer of glitter directly on top of the sticky strip of paper. Simply let the glitter spread all over the tape by tilting the paper from side to side. Use your fingers to rub-off the excess glitter and return it to your container to use again later.

Try experimenting with different colours of glitter on different papers. You can even add a layer of coloured glitter onto white cardstock for instant colour and shine.

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