Video: Glitter Background

Hi! Today I have a video showing a oh-so-very-cool glitter background. This is one of those cards that looks incredible in real life – I wish I could send a card to all of you out there to see. And believe it or not – it is very simple to make.

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Background dies are becoming more popular these days. And with the higher price point of these dies, I am a big fan of finding many ways to use them. This background die from Memory Box is so detailed and fantastic!

The process is easier to do than it is to explain. 🙂 I started by adding double-sided Be Creative Tape to a cardstock panel. I then used the Memory Box Mod Flower die to cut through the release paper side of my panel. I selected areas of release paper to take off to reveal the adhesive behind. Next, I added the lovely super fine Glitter Ritz glitter (colors linked in thumbnails below) and burnished it in place. (The glitter stays put VERY well.) I then moved on to removing even more release paper and adding more glitter. Throughout the process, I kept my work surface clean with Swiffer Dusting Cloths. Boy, does using them make a BIG difference. The final results? Smooooooth glitter paper. Yum.

Wanna see the resulting shimmer catching the light? Check out my mini Instagram video HERE.

The greeting is from the very-popular-and-hard-to-find Mama Elephant Make a Wish stamp set. (Which is back in stock now!) I heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Simple.

I am always a fan of when you can make two cards at once, so I used the remaining circle from above for a second card.

I had been wanting to use the Ali Edwards Fabulous Die and it worked perfectly here.  I stamped the “you are” using a Winnie and Walter set and added my favorite Studio Calico sequins. Easy peasy.

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65 thoughts on “Video: Glitter Background”

  1. Beautiful card! Love that BG die and the glitter is beautiful! TFS!i also like the two cards for one!

  2. STUNNING sparkle and designs – LOVE both cards – they’re “fabulous” 🙂

    THANK YOU for sharing this technique and beautiful inspiration!!!

  3. I was wondering, would this work using cardstock that has been run through the Xyron, with the protective sheet still on the adhesive layer?
    … perhaps the protective sheet might be too thick? I know that I can’t punch with it still there.

  4. I adore this. I really need to pick up those adhesive sheets. I love the glitter die cuts and double sided tape just isn’t working as well. Love this idea so much.

  5. Even from the video, you can tell that the SHINE on the card looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your video – the results are wonderful.

  6. What a beautiful card! I’d love to have a big die like that as I sure would love to try this. Thank you for another great video.

  7. It is so inspirering to see your cards. The techniques you show gives me so much and I always want to try them out myself. Thank you!

  8. Jennifer, just when I think I have seen it all, you come up with something more amazing (as always). Love, love, love the cards!!! Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love this shimmer glitter paper you made. The burnishing really made a difference in the “stay put” of the glitter. Thanks for sharing the Swiffer tip.

  10. Your cards are GORGEOUS. I especially like the second one that you made with the extra die-cut piece! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I really like how you made two cards from the one die. Both cards are beautiful and I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  12. OMGosh, this is so pretty! I instantly ran to Simon and bought the glitter – not even thinking about the fact I don’t own any background dies yet!!!! Great cards 🙂

  13. These cards are gorgeous and I love that you used the die cut to create another card. So fab!

  14. Thanks for the great instructions…so clear and to the point! I look forward to playing with this one.

  15. Fabulous! I tried the other day’s technique – HA – not so much……… ;( – practice makes perfect I guess.

    ps – your email post wouldn’t link to you blog online — just FYI

  16. Absolutely out of this world ! I do not know how you come up with all this beauty and so generous to share. Oh to have your talent ! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL INSPIRATION ! ! ! Blessings to you and yours!

  17. LOVE this technique and I have a request… since you see so many of the dies that are out there, would it be possible for you to give some suggestions of ones that would work well for a technique like this. I know you said in the video that almost any one would work, but at least at this moment I’m kind of at a loss. I only own one background die at the moment (the Memory Box Bailiwick Background) and I can’t see it working very well for this technique. Those background dies are so expensive, I’ve held off purchasing any (I won the one I mentioned as blog candy! Yay! :)) because I want to really LOVE one if I decide to buy it so I’ve just been looking at them and wondering the best to buy. I’m not really crazy about the flower background die that you used (Sorry! It’s just not really my style), but I do love how it has so many detailed images and you can use so many colors of glitter. I’ve not seen any other background die quite like it. I can see some of the geometric backgrounds done with several colors of glitter and I’m sure they would be pretty, but it’s the detail in this die that makes this glitter technique so special so I just wondered if you knew of other similar style dies that you would recommend.

  18. I’m so glad someone has the patience and talent to do a card like this. It’s beautiful. I don’t even think I own a background die.

  19. I have to get that background die – it is a great addition to my collection. A hint about the Xyron adhesive that shows after applying: I also use my Xyron for word dies but after adhering it to the card, I use that wonderful baby powder tool that you recommend before embossing, and pounce it over the sticky parts. It makes it unsticky (is that a real word?). Ritz glitter is also one of my favorites.

  20. Just fabulous! (pun intended) and boy, folks will think I am a serious card maker if I can pull this off!

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