Hello, stampers. Today’s card shows how fast and not-so-messy creating glitter die cuts can be. Yes – you heard me right. 🙂
[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]
Yes, it is possible to easily create a subtle, smooth glittery card without creating a mess! Just grab a piece of double sided tape (my favorite is Be Creative) and add it to a piece of white cardstock. Grab any die – those with lots of detail and cut-out areas work best, such as this SSS Butterfly Drift die. Put the die face down on the adhesive-covered cardstock and run it through any die cut machine as normal. Next, start to peel away the die cut release paper – one area at a time. Add a bit of your favorite glitter (my favorite is Glitter Ritz since it is subtle, smooth, and velvety) and burnish it in place with a bone folder.
At this point, glitter may be everywhere! No worries. Just cut a small piece from a Swiffer Dusting Cloth (disposable and inexpensive) and wipe it all away. It works magically. Continue to remove additional areas of release paper and add more glitter, cleaning each time. Once done, add the piece to your card and heat emboss a “thinking of you” message with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Done!
Looking for more ideas?
- Glitter + Stencils – This video shows many of the same glitter colors but with a stencil.
- Coloring Glitter – You can easily color your clear glitter. Here’s how.
- Glitter Safety – I love this video from my friend Sandy. So funny.
- Stretch Your Dies – Here is another video showing a use for this same die. I love using dies in many different ways!
In my videos I use the Big Shot for my die cutting. In real life, I use the Vagabond because it is amazing and cuts through things like butter. I love it. In fact, I love it so much that it is built in to my cabinet, and therefore isn’t in my videos. I recently saw that Amazon has a great deal on the Vagabond so I thought I would give you the heads up. It is only $149! And shipping is free if you have Prime. Great deal!