Video: Faux Colored Glitter Die Cuts

Hi there! A couple days ago I shared a video on creating no-mess glitter die cuts. I am back with another video with the same topic… but I also show how to get the look of colored glitter from clear.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I will admit it – this isn’t my favorite card. And it doesn’t help that I couldn’t get it to photograph well. LOL – how is that for honest?! ;) But I love the technique and I hope Colin’s new teacher enjoys the card.

In my last video, I showed how to create colorful glitter die cuts. However, I know many of us don’t have a ton of different colors of glitter. This video shows how to totally fake it by using colored cardstock behind clear, sparkly glitter.

This technique is very simple. After covering colored cardstock with double-sided adhesive, I ran it through my die cut machine with the fun My Favorite Things Red Delicious apple die. I then removed the rest of the release paper, added the clear and sparkly Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond glitter and rubbed it in like crazy. The glitter really stays put, but just to be safe, I added a clear embossing powder coating over it. Works perfectly! I created the banner from a My Favorite Things Vertical Strips die cut and stamped the greeting from the My Favorite Things Office Space stamp set.

I again heat embossed the My Favorite Things Diagonal background stamp with WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder on a grey cardstock notecard.

OK… I will take a break from glitter now. I don’t want to chase all you non-glitter people away. ;)

Before I leave, I have a few giveaway winners: Michele Ferguson (Mini Distress Inks) and Lisa/ThePurplePlace (Altenew & Color Cast Designs).

See you soon!


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31 CommentsMy Favorite Crafty Things, Videos

  1. Love this. Thanks so much for the tips. Have to try this.

  2. TB

    I was looking forward to this video. Honestly, I think this looks every bit as good as the cards with colored glitter. Quite the money saving technique. Thanks.

  3. Gorgeous card, Jennifer! Love the sparkly apple and the great technique to have glitter in any colour! Can’t wait to try this when I get home from work tonight! Love the way you created the banner sentiment too! Thanks for the great video:)

  4. So many useful and practical tips in your videos. Thank you for sharing this glitter technique, faux banner, and embossing powder advice :)

  5. Great card! Love the clean and simple look with the bit of pizzazz from the glitter and embossing.

  6. thank you for the video! I have done the double stick tape and glitter technique but that tip for the cut up banner is just TERRIFIC!
    stamping sue

  7. Brenda in IN

    Pretty, pretty card. I love the banner tip. Thank you.

  8. Charlotte C

    So pretty. I haven’t yet perfected the banner technique and I think it’s because I didn’t pop dot the main piece first. Can’t wait to try that.

  9. Traci Lord

    Fun card Jennifer! Tfs!

  10. Christine R

    Thanks for the glitter techniques. I am one of those people who hates the mess but I will have to try this!

  11. Connie Brooks

    Oooooh. Awwww. Colin has one lucky teacher! Enough said!

  12. Linda Tupper

    You always share such useful great tips in you’re video’s and I appreciate it. Beautiful card.
    I love the background and the glitter. I keep you’re videos on my Pinterest so I can refer back for help. I’m sure his teacher will adore this card.

  13. Darlene Jungman

    Love this! Several helpful tips like the floating banner and heat embossing the glitter. But the items you feature quickly sell out. Will your affiliate code still work when they come back in stock? I’ll try to remember to link back through it.

  14. Iris Esther Lopez

    Love glitter so I have enjoyed these past two videos. Thanks for the tips.

  15. Joyce B.

    Thank you Jennifer. Where do you find the time?

  16. Gabby

    Cute card! Thanks for sharing the info about this glitter and how to burnish it it, as well as, setting it with Versamark. I so appreciate all of your tips and techniques. :)

  17. Lercy

    Although I am not a huge fan of glitter, I actually like this card, and am sure the recipient will too. Thank you for sharing the technique!

  18. I DO like this Jennifer!:) AND I LOVE the way you did the banner! :D All that embossing powder & glitter makes you want to touch this! Thanks for showing us! :)

  19. Michele Ferguson

    How wonderful!! Winning just never gets old, does it? Thanks, Jennifer and Tim!!

  20. Ann B

    Cool video Jennifer! I’m sure the teacher is going to love this card :-)

  21. Celeste Goff

    What a fantastic technique Jennifer and I love that sweet little card!

  22. How fun! I missed your first video so I will go watch that one also. Great idea. I will be trying this one!

  23. What a cool technique Jennifer. Hope Colin and his teacher have a wonderful 1st day.

  24. Marianne B in AZ

    I don’t use a lot of glitter, but that might be exactly why these videos are good for me. Learning about techniques I don’t use often now I is the best train for following your blog!

  25. Debs

    I agree with you…this doesn’t fit your usual style but that’s what is so good about it. I love the boldness. It’s great to have this fall back technique but I think I would use glitter paper because they are so nice now, no falling off glitter…thank you for the tips.

  26. Sara S

    Jennifer, I am a long time reader of your blog and watcher of all your videos but never a commenter. Tsk, tsk. Today I just felt the need to say Thank You . Thank you for your generous sharing of your time and talent. Thank you for keeping me excited to make cards to share with family and friends. Thank you for not insisting we use certain products but assuring us it’s OK to use what we have on hand. Thank you for explaining things in such a way that I “get it” the first time. You are in my opinion one of the sweetest, kindest , and most generous people in this industry. I should have said Thank You long ago but no matter when I say it I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

  27. Amy Davis King

    A great look and great technique for creating the look of colored glitter with less mess! Thank you!!

  28. Fun techniquie and card.

  29. Great project! I’m sure Colin’s teacher loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  30. jaynescraps

    I loved that banner trick and can’t wait to try it. I LOVE glitter and even sent home some with my firsties on meet the teacher day. Teachers call it jitter glitter! The kids put it under their pillow the night before the first day of school. On Tuesday I’ll read First Day Jitters. I may even stick a little to my face;) Thanks for another great video! Happy New School Year!

  31. Great video. Love to watch them while I work out. I put the IPad in my lap and do sit-ups/crunches. It motivates me to keep going or to hold the crunch just to see what you are doing next:)

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