Quick birthday card using Vivi Gade glitter film

In my last One Stop Craft Shop haul I picked up some glitter film that they had new in stock and after being way too busy to craft lately I was itching to try it with my Silhouette. 

I needed to make a birthday card and decided to re-use the design I loved from a few weeks ago, with a different selection of colours.

First I set about using the film. I wanted to use it for the bow in the design instead of the vellum I originally used. The film is really thin, has got a nice feel to it, doesn’t shed at all, and has a nice smooth backing so you can attach it to the Silhouette cutting mat easily.

IMG_3468It took a couple of attempts to cut the bow out nicely as when the blade moved from the top downwards it seemed to catch the film and pull it up. To get round this I added a bit of hairspray to my cutting mat to aid adhesion and moved the cut design further down the page to limit the time the blade spends near the edge of the film when cutting.


During my haul at One Stop Craft Shop I also picked up (but didn’t photograph) another set of My Mind’s Eye washi tapes but in the black and gray range (which is actually silver rather than grey) to use for Christmas crafting so I used those along with a roll from the metallics set I already had to make the present.

grandad card


The background paper is from the Metallics paper pack that I used on my last card.

I still like this design of card and may adapt it for my Christmas cards this year (although I am aware it does already look quite Christmassy).

What do you think?

Em x

P.S. in case you like the film and want to check it and the full range of colours out they’re all here.


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