One of the things that makes our Wood Charms different, is that we designed the matrices to be used along with the parts that are cut from them. I really love to layer them over paper, but for this card, I cut some of our glitter to drop behind the wood.
This is fun and simple.... and completely glitter mess free! I have to tell you, my dust is so boring since I got these Adhesive Glitter Sheets; there are no sparkles in it anymore.
I chose the rainbow matrix. I think I did this because it is the hardest one to do. If that is something you would like to consider, pick a matrix with larger space between the openings. Those rainbow shapes have the thinnest little wood strip ever. Even at that, the project is pretty easy though.
Trace your matrix onto a piece of type paper you have cut to fit. This will be like your coloring page. Speaking of which, you could color it in with anything... paint, pressed flowers, fabric, paper, colored pencil, feathers, chalk pastel... you get the idea.
Next, trace your specific shape on the backing paper of the glitter color you like for it. I did the top of my rainbow in silver.
Now cut that out giving yourself a slight allowance around your pencil line. (This is why the rainbow is trickier, too much allowance and your silver will show through into the next rainbow section.)
Stick the silver down onto your type paper making sure to cover the pencil line for its shape. You can use the matrix to test things as you go (before sticking tightly). Fill in the rest of your colors. Here's a blurry pic of what my background looked like before I covered it with the matrix (I apologize for the blur).
As you can see, I didn't worry about the raindrops at all. Since they are spaced apart, I just used some scraps I had left over from previous projects. For this reason, I cannot waste a tiny scrap of this glitter. I love it so much and find uses for the smallest pieces. Am I insane? Well I think that has been established repeatedly!