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Video: White Ink + Stencils and DIY Glitter Paper

Hi! Today’s video showcases two fun techniques… using white ink with stencils and DIY glitter paper. Both are simple techniques and great ways to stretch your products. (This card is also over on the Simon Says Stamp blog – I am a guest there today.)

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I have always been a fan of good white pigment ink. (My favorites are the Hero Arts Unicorn White and Colorbox Frost White Inks.) This ink looks great stamped on colored cardstocks… but it turns out it looks even better when inked over a stencil with an inking tool! The white-on-color is eye-catching. For this card, I also sprinkled a tiny bit of sparkle embossing powder on the wet white ink and heat set it. This gave a little bit of sparkle while still maintaining the non-shiny look.

For the white inking, I used the SSS Extra Large Dots stencil. I then added some random floating hearts with the SSS Balloons and Patterns small heart stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Now… about that DIY glitter paper…

I really love the look of glitter paper (the kind that doesn’t rub off!) but I was going through it fast and had a limited color selection. So I decided to make my own! I pressed Versamark Ink on various colorful cardstocks and added my favorite sparkle embossing powder. After heating it, I had my own glitter paper and could die cut any shape I wanted.

I cut my glitter shapes using the SSS Sun and SSS Mini Hearts dies. I stamped the greeting on a yellow circle and assembled it all on the card. See that bit of shiny dimension on the “sunshine” die cut? I did that with a few layers of clear embossing powder. I loved this trick and will be doing it again.

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31 thoughts on “Video: White Ink + Stencils and DIY Glitter Paper”

  1. So inspiring. I did not buy the extra large dot stencil and now I wish I had. Love the various techniques you have shown us in this card. I am going to try them out tomorrow.

  2. Wonderful card, and thank you for the amazing techniques you teach us. I am wondering why you (and the other designers) don’t use the xyron sticker makers to put adhesive on delicate die cuts like the words. Is there a problem with them?

  3. I just love watching your videos….. you make everything look so quick and easy… and I love this card!
    Have a question?
    The Kirkland Premium Baby Wipes you have in your links below have Vitamin E in them… are these the ones you use???? I guess this dosent hurt the stamps or anything?
    Thanks!

  4. Love the layered stenciling; what a great way to add texture and depth! I had quite the
    “deja vu” moment when I saw the large white dots on the turquoise background and then I remembered a favorite dress I had that was turquoise with large white dots. Hmmm, perhaps we should look to favorite clothes, past and present for inspiration.

  5. You have a fan over here Jennifer. I watched today’s video with my 4 1/2 year old and straight away, he wanted to do some ‘scrapbooking’! And here is a testimony to your ability to teach. He made a card of sorts, using the techniques you showcased, and substituting where needed (well I wasn’t going to let him do any embossing!!) because we don’t have a diecutting machine, but ‘hey lets use your punches mum!’. So he wanted to come visit you today or tomorrow with his creation. LOL!! I said America was a little far for us to go right now! U r fantastic!

  6. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this sentiment!!! And your card is so happy and cheerful to match. Whoever receives this will just feel the sunshine radiate from this. 🙂

  7. This is such a great technique and gives fun results! Love your card! You always seem to know just what it needs to take it from okay to WOW! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  8. Oh WOW what a beautiful card and wow read your recipe and girl you sure used lots and lots of products and once again turned out a masterpiece. WOW I love all the glitter and dimension you really know how to have creative play!! You really are such a talented gal.

  9. Love the idea of making my own glitter paper, and especially love that it won’t rub off! You have so many great tips and tricks! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. I absolutely love this card and how you stretch your products! Speaking of which – I’d like to share a quick tip re the sparkly embossing powder – mixing glitter and clear embossing powder will end up providing the same results, however the products are much cheaper then a sparkle embossing powder 😉

    Thank you for (another) great video..

  11. This is a great card. Love how you made the glitter paper and especially love the double heat embossing on the “sunshine” word. It really gave it dimension without being too bulky. Thanks for the tips.

  12. Love all that sparkle & shine on your card. The white on blue is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing such great techniques.

  13. Haha! You added Kirkland’s baby wipes on your product list! I love those things and so glad they now come with the travel size packets inside them. Oh, and your card is lovely! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  14. You continue to amaze and inspire!! What wonderful tips!! I am going to start and Jennifer’s Jewels notebook with all of your wonderful instructive helps for making this crazy fun even better!! Loved hearing your sweet baby’s voice, too!! <3

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