Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Pop it Ups Silk Microfine Glitter

Creating Plaid Background Paper with added sparkle

November 30, 2016

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.

Today I want to share with you the technique of creating glitter plaid patterned paper using the Pop It Ups Stripes/ Plaid Stage It stencil and Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive with the Silk Microfine Glitter.Instructions:

1. Cut 2 pieces of ivory cardstock to 5 ¼” x 4” and tape one piece under the stencil using temporary adhesive

dscn09402. Using the stage it stencil, ink green ink using a finger dauber on the thin stripes. The ink the larger strips with the red ink


dscn09423. Repeat the process with the second piece of cardstock.

dscn09434. Clean the stencil and flip it over and repeat the process using the green and red inks.dscn0944


  1. dscn0945Adhere 10 mm DSA following the lines created with the stencil.

dscn09476. Remove the backing strips from the DSA. Sprinkle Antique Gold Silk Microfine Glitter onto the cardstock. Tap off the excess, brush, and polish the glitter.


dscn09497. Add stripes of 3 mm DSA on the remaining open areas. Remove the backing and add Regal Green Silk Mircofine Glitter.dscn0950


8. Rotate the stripes of DSA and repeat the glittering process using the Antique Gold Silk Mircofine Glitter



  1. Add your 3mm DSA and glitter with the Regal Green Silk Microfine Glitter.



Your patterned paper is complete and ready for a project. Here I have added it to the front and inside up my Merry Christmas Pop Up Card.




To see a video on how to assemble the Merry Christmas Pop Up die, check out this great video by Karen.


Happy Crafting,




Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

S015 Stripes/ Plaid Stencil

505 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 3mm

507 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 10mm

630 Regal Green Silk Microfine Glitter

606 Antique Gold Silk Microfine Glitter

1039 Merry Christmas Pop Up

1067 Poinsettia


Other Supplies –

Ivory Cardstock

Red Cardstock

Green Cardstock

Pine Needles Distress Ink

Candied Apple Distress Ink

Finger Daubers

Scotch Removable Tape

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  • Candy Spiegel December 1, 2016 at 6:32 am

    This is beautiful — I have made plaid using several different methods, including this stencil, but adding that touch of glitter was a great idea! Thank you.

  • Kathleen Adams November 30, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Fantastic card and tutorial. You gave me some ideas. Thanks so much Summer!

  • Joset van de Burgt November 30, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful card Summer and great tutorial!

  • Haydée Bastide November 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Hermoso tutorial!!!! Gracias.

  • Raquel November 30, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Great plaid tutorial!

  • Barbara Tobias November 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Beautifully done. I can see so many different uses for this stencil – Shades of blue and green for St. Patties day, etc. Looking forward to giving it a go.

  • Angelique McCullers-June November 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

    This is FABULOUS! I hesitate yo use my papers that have sparkles because they are so beautiful but now I can make backgroung paper with sparkles myself…the possibilities are limitless! THANK YOU!!!!?

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