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3 ways to Sparkle with glitter

Have you got lots of glitter stashed in your craft supply but unsure how to use it then this is the video for you. I’ve got three techniques for using glitter whether it’s using up what you have or using biodegradable glitter to make your cards sparkle. So let’s get started!

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3 ways to sparkle

3 ways to sparkle: Technique 1 - Double-sided adhesive and glitter

For the first technique, we are going to use double-sided adhesive to adhere the glitter down. Adhere some wide width double-sided adhesive tape down onto a piece of white card. Once you have a large enough area, remove the backing to the double-sided adhesive to expose this sticky surface.

Now cover this with WOW! Earth Sparkles in Stingray. As the adhesive is sticky we can sprinkle the glitter over this and the glitter will stick to the tape. Use a bone folder to burnish the glitter down into the adhesive tape by sandwiching the cardstock between two sheets of paper. 

Now you die cut from this,  so the die-cut the Catherine Pooler Designs Circle Stripe die from your DIY glitter cardstock.

 

Creating the focal elements

For the focal elements, stamp the orange from the Catherine Pooler Designs Sentimental Fruit stamp set. To begin with, ink this up in Tiki Torch Catherine Pooler Ink and to add a little bit more interest to the stamped image go in with Orange Twist CP ink around the edge of the stamp.

Next, use a blending sponge to just soften up the edge of the ink will to prevent harsh lines. When stamped the inks blend on the card stock giving you some shading to your stamped images. In addition, stamp the blueberries in A Queen For A Day CP ink and use the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

To add a little bit more interest foam mount the glitter die-cut onto a piece of white card stock and then add the stamped images with foam as well for dimension. To finish off this card add some sequins from the Desert Sunset mix from Lucy’s Cards. 

3 ways to sparkle: Technique 2 - Bonding Powder and glitter

For the second technique, we are going to use bonding powder with the glitter. Start off by stamping the Spotted Background stamp from Catherine Pooler designs onto a  white card panel.

Ink up the stamp with WOW! clear ultra slow drying embossing ink and close the MISTI door to stamp the design down. Next, cover this with bonding powder and heat set.  Bonding powder when heat set looks clear gloss however when its heat set it’s tacky for around 10-20 seconds afterwards. As this is tacky, we can then adhere the glitter to this. Cover the embossed design in Catherine Pooler Crushed Ice sparkles.

You may wish to heat the background and add the glitter in stages to get the best coverage when doing a large background design like this. Also re-heat the bonding powder to ensure that the glitter melts well into the bonding powder so it doesn’t shed. If it looks like a hot mess, don’t worry. Remove any excess glitter around the design with a brush. You can also use a sand eraser just remove any excess pieces of glitter that are really not budging with your brush. 

Finishing the card off

 

Adhere the background panel to a white card base and then adhere some Perfect Vined die cuts from Catherine Pooler Designs onto the front in two shades of grey. In addition, stamp and adhere a couple of sentiments from an Altenew stamp set Reason to Smile. Lastly, adhere a few matt silver sequins around the card panel. 

3 ways to sparkle: Technique 3 -Embossing Paste and glitter

For the last technique, we are going to use embossing paste with glitter. Temporarily adhere the Deco Fan stencil from Catherine Pooler designs down to a white card panel. It is a good idea to use a card panel that is 110 pounds card stock because we’re going to be adding some moisture to it, we want to heavyweight card stock to reduce warping.

Using a spatula, apply some Altenew embossing paste over the stencil. After you’ve applied enough embossing paste to the card panel, remove the stencil and clean these straight away. As the embossing paste is tacky and wet we can apply glitter onto it. As that dries the glitter dries into the embossing paste. The glitter used here is the Seahorse sparkles. 

 

Finishing the card off

Once the panel is dry, add this to a white card base. Thes rest of the card was kept quite simple adding a black layered die-cut Love from Catherine Pooler Designs.  This was adhered down to the front of card using liquid glue to ensure it adheres well to the glitter design. In addition, add a heat embossed sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set. To finish this card off, add some Starlight sequins from Lucy’s cards scattering these around the card.

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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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