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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Stickled Waves

It's Tuesday!  Good news for "TUE" reasons!  First, it's not Monday!  And second, it's time for a Tips and Techniques! Karen here from Craftily Yours, and I am super excited to show you how to use some of those gorgeous Stickles to make waves! 

First, I cut a card mat (with a circle in the middle) and a smaller mat to go behind it.

I used Timeless Twine in light blue and glued one piece across the mat using my glue.  Of course, I made it wavy.  Then I laid a strip of True Blue Stickles just below the first piece and laid another strip of twine down.  Remember, Stickles isn't just glittery goodness, it's glittery GLUE!

I kept putting down Stickles and layering up the twine until I got enough twine down to fill the hole in my mat.  I alternated using Stickles in True Blue, Waterfall, and Turquoise to add some dimension.  When I was done, I put a little extra Stickles on top just to make sure it was good and sparkly - like the water at the ocean!

It's ok if there are some spaces because you can just fill 'em in with more Stickles!  Once it dried, I trimmed the edges and used it to make this cute birthday card!  The boat is a cut from the Cameo store that I colored in with copic markers and TH distress ink.....and I added some sky with distress as well.

I added some Christmas Red Stickles to the flag and embellished it with a little Snug Hug ribbon and a nautical brad!

I really love how the card turned out!  It looks like it took a long time, but the whole card took me about 20 minutes!

Hope I've inspired you to make some waves!

Craftily yours,



  1. this is so cute and tfs. love it. hugs

  2. What a fabulous idea and your card came out great!!

  3. GREAT technique Karen!! I love the baker's twine as the waves and STickles takes it totally over the top!!!

  4. I looove all that glittery goodness!!!!

  5. Thanks for the awesome technique Karen... love it and will use it with my digis... HUGS...SK :)