VIDEO: Stencils + Glitter

Today I am guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog… and have a fun video for you showing how to combine stencils and glitter.

The background on this is amazing in real life – the Glitter Ritz glitter is so fine it almost looks like velvet…

I can’t even begin to describe how I did this in words, so you gotta watch the video above. :) This technique worked really well with the My Favorite Things Scrolled Background stencil and Glitter Ritz glitter… but any stencil and glitter would be fabulous. Use whatever you have! (However, I do really like the Be Creative Double Sided Tape a lot – it holds the glitter very well.)

I die cut the window with the My Favorite Things Heart Stax die and saved the inside for the next card. The “hello” and “thanks” are from the great Paper Smooches Quote Tag die set.

I am all for creating two cards with the effort of one!

And a big thanks to my friend Heidi who encouraged me to try this technique. I wasn’t sure if I would like it at first, but I am now a happy camper. :)

If you are looking for some more ideas using glitter or stencils, here are some:

Thanks for stopping by.


45 CommentsCards, Stencils, Videos

  1. Patt H.

    Thanks so much for the great video. I have been wanting to try this technique & now I will. Beautiful cards!

  2. Lisa Wilson

    I love this idea and the two cards at once! thanks, Jennifer! Always love your ideas and your clear explanations! Blessings, Lisa

  3. Anika

    Great technique!
    On a side note I LOVE that nail polish!

  4. Lucy Schmidt

    I may have to go back and count all the “oh, that’s how she does that!” moments. There were several I will put in my memory bank. Thanks for always thinking a step or more ahead of everyone else. Stunning cards, by the way.

  5. Tona

    Love your cards! I had never heard of this glitter before. I’ll have to check it out. I loved all the tips in your video. Each time I watch one of your videos, I always feel like I’ve learned a lot, so I thank you for that :)

  6. Deborah S

    Jen these cards are gorgeous I also love the way you take left over die cut pieces and use them to make more cards brilliant have a great day!

  7. Donna S.

    Thanks for sharing this good technique! It looks terrific and not too hard to do.

  8. Jo Ann D.

    I truly love watching your videos. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!!!

  9. Randee S

    The cards are just stunning. Love how you get two cards out of one. I enjoy learning new things. Thanks for sharing.

  10. mary

    Jennifer, these are gorgeous cards! Glitter Ritz is awesome and is available in a rainbow of beautiful choices. I have a few colors, but mostly keep the White, Transparent Cool Highlights and Transparent Warm Highlights on hand and color them with my Copics. That might not work as well with this particular technique, but most of the time it is great – and is less of a storage issue. Thank you for sharing your endless creative ideas. =^..^=

  11. This is genius! I never would’ve thought of it!

  12. You always come up with the best ideas! I also love all the little tips you share with us! Brilliant cards – and so gorgeous!

  13. This is a beautiful technique. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can’t wait to try this!

  14. Debbie Gomes

    What a great technique…tfs as always!

  15. What fun cards and an awesome technique. I’d love to give this one a try!

  16. Jeannine Brenner

    Beautiful cards! What a fun technique! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks and thanks for links to other beautiful projects and ideas!

  17. Great idea I have a lot of the art institute glitter from years ago. Thanks for the idea.

  18. Catherine A

    Absolutely brilliant – the card and the glitter :)

  19. Absolutely gorgeous! More things to add to my want list……….I still am getting stuff you gals used in the stencil class! Thanks for sharing ANOTHER great technique :)

  20. Love this technique! I CASED your cards to try this technique! Just beautiful!

  21. Pat

    Wow! That technique is beyond lovely! It’s so elegant!!!

  22. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Such a cool effect! What will you think of next?! I feel inspired every time I stop by. Thank you! :)

  23. Torrie

    You are so crazy good! You make this look so effortless, I am sure I would mess it up somehow. Very nice cards!

  24. Jennifer you’ve done it again. Two more great cards that have that same feeling of clean, bold and striking to look at. I love these cards. They are different from so many other cards and you make the most of your tools and cutouts. I love this idea. You use everything that is possible with no waste. You;re a good steward of your materials and tools.
    Thank you again for these great lessons.

  25. Betty Meyskens

    Gorgeous cards! Love that idea of making two at once too.

  26. I really like the effect of the glitter, looks awesome!

  27. Marianne C

    Thanks for sharing the technique. Your two sample cards are so pretty.

  28. Gloria Reynolds

    As usual, you hit it out of the ballpark with this video. So informative and instructional. Love both cards. Thanks.

  29. Carla

    I never thought about using stencils like this!! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Isabelle M

    awesome! love this idea! Will try it!!
    Thk U

  31. Lori C

    Love this technique! Definitely going to try this soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. When I saw this on your instagram I thought it would be easier. Easier to figure out “how she made it”. Never happened lol. You’re genius!
    Love the cards you’ve created! Thank you for all tips you shared in this video.
    P.S. watch your you-tube channel ( + SSS and HA when you appear as well) on regular basis. Not always have time to leave a comment though. Just wanted to say a million of thank you for the job you do! I cannot imagine card-making world without you and your videos.
    You teach us techniques, inspire by your cards and energy and amaze by your personality!

  33. diana

    Great video! Thanks for sharing this techniques and your tips! ;-)

  34. Thanks for the video! Loved the extra tip at the end.

  35. DJ

    Lovely cards that make me smile. Thanks for sharing!

  36. gorgeous and clever as always, Jennifer!

  37. Lynda

    I took your Stenciled class. I’m glad to add another sparkly technique to my arsenal!

  38. this is such a great technique :) thank you for sharing! I always love learning new things from you :)

  39. Hi Jennifer!
    Enjoyed your tutorial SO SO SO SO much :-) that I immediately sat down to try this technique.
    Unfortunately it didn`t work AT ALL and I was so disappointed because I really wanted to get the effect like you did. I didn`t have the `Be Creative Tape Sheets´ on hand but used the `Elizabeth Craft Design Tape Sheets´ instead. Inked up my stencil with Versamark Ink (a quite delicate one from memory box) and I JUST couldn`t get my stencil off the tape sheet after I had poured the glitter over the stencil. It was almost as if it was glued to the surface…. and I nearly ruined my stencil by trying to get it off ……
    Is there such a difference between tape sheets?
    I will definitely try this again as I just loooove glitter. Thanks so much.

  40. Mariz

    I really do believe you are a genius! :) Your tips and tricks are so amazing, and I am so appreciative that you share them all with us. Your creations are gorgeous. Thank you for the constant stream of inspiration!

  41. Love Ritz glitter, and loved this video showing the fantastic use of the stencil with the Ritz. Jennifer, you do THE best videos! Thanks

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