Friday, June 7, 2019

3 ways to add glitter to cards

I love glitter and today I'm sharing 3 of my favorite techniques for adding glitter to handmade cards. I'm also playing with the latest Essentials by Ellen stamps & dies (you can check out that whole release HERE).

Now let's talk glitter!!!

#1. Glitter Paper
This is the easiest and cleanest way to add a little sparkle. My favorite glitter paper is Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust glitter cardstock. And it's easy to customize with a little ink blending! I recommend using dye inks and letting it dry for a bit so you don't end up with finger prints.

#2. DIY Glitter Stickers
Glitter, double-sided sheets of adhesive and die cuts come together to create really fun & sparkly stickers. After stamping & coloring an image, I use the coordinating die cut to cut the shape from double-sided adhesive. I remove one side of the liner paper and place adhesive over the image. Then I remove the top liner paper and add glitter.

#3. Glitter Paste
Ok, if you have seen my IG feed recently then you know that I'm pretty darn obsessed with glitter paste like Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. I LOVE how it looks over ink blended backgrounds! If you don't have any of the Nuvo around, you can also DIY it with Glossy Accents (or similar clear medium) and glitter. Just add enough glitter to get a thick enough texture to spread.

Here's a quick video so you can see all the sparkle in action...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've encouraged you to glitter something soon!


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Essentials by Ellen Good Times stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen Big City dies
Essentials by Ellen Squeeze The Day stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen Speech Bubbles dies
Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware stamps & dies (for teeny butterfly)
Essentials by Ellen Warm Fuzzies stamps (for "you're so sweet" sentiment)
Essentials by Ellen Everyday Hero Lady stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen Unicorns 'N Rainbows stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Cardstock
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Warm Diamond Glitter
Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste
Glossy Accents
Palette Knife
Blending Brushes
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Distress Oxide Inks Cracked Pistachio & Peacock Feathers
Distress Inks Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron & Mermaid Lagoon


Laura Norris said...

Super fun and sparkly Carly! I didn't know you could make your own glitter paste - what a great idea! I just might have to try it!!

~amy~ said...

oh my CUTE.

Susan T said...

So fun!! What's not to LOVE about glitter? Thanks for sharing how to make your own glitter paste. I think I'll be trying that out today and glitter stickers....swoon!

melissa b. said...

Gorgeous cards. LOVE the glitter sticker idea. It's genius!