Video: No-Mess Glitter Die Cuts

Hello! Today’s video shows how to create glitter die cuts… without the mess during and after.

[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 know many of you avoid glitter because it is a mess to work with… or it rubs off easily from the final card. Well today’s video shows many ways to tackle the mess. I really think it is worth it to take these extra steps when using glitter… the final results are so fun.

One important tip is to use high quality, super fine glitter. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Superfine Glitter in this video. This stuff is amazing! Once you press it on to double-sided tape, it becomes velvety smooth and stays put. (I also like Glitter Ritz and Ranger fine glitters. However, I really like that Elizabeth Craft Designs has developed a TON of incredible products and techniques using their glitters. I highly recommend checking them out HERE… including their videos. And, no, they didn’t ask me to post this. I was just impressed.)

To create these adorable glasses, I use the new My Favorite Things glasses dies to cut cardstock covered with double-sided tape. I then removed the release paper and added the Elizabeth Crafts teal and blue glitter… rubbing it with a bone folder to press the glitter in place. This results in a die cut covered in glitter that doesn’t rub off. But to REALLY be sure it stayed, I covered it with a thick layer of Glossy Accents. The results? SO COOL…

For this next card, I covered the glitter glasses with a layer of clear embossing powder instead of the Glossy Accents. This creates less dimension, but still holds the glitter in place 100%. There is no way it will come off! Woot.

For both cards, I heat embossed the My Favorite Things Diagonal background stamp with another new favorite embossing powder – the WOW Silver Pearl. I really like how this powder pretty much takes the color of paper behind it and adds a pearl-y/metallic-y shine. Good stuff. The sentiment? That is from the My Favorite Things Geek Is Chic stamp set. Perfect for those glasses! I did my stamping on pieces cut with the versatile My Favorite Things Vertical Strip die set. (In the video I show this vertical set together with the horizontal set.)

Here are a few more glitter tips and links for you:

  • I find three things very help when working with glitter: Coffee filters, mini spoons (you can also get from a local ice cream shop), and Swiffer cloths.
  • Still not convinced that glitter can be not-so-messy? Try glitter paper.
  • Check out THIS video for another example I did of glitter die cuts… but before I realized the tips I shared here. 🙂
  • I will be back soon with another video showing how to get similiar results without needing several colors of glitter. Stay tuned.

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77 thoughts on “Video: No-Mess Glitter Die Cuts”

  1. Such a darn cute card! I had already placed my order with MFT and had heavily pondered the glasses die. After seeing your sneak peek I went back and placed a second order. It really doesn’t take much to turn my head…bright shiny objects are my downfall! Hahaha! #enablingatitsfinest

  2. Totally cute cards. Just love those glasses and how shiny they ended up. I am controlling myself from buying all these supplies. I will be strong……I would love but have to be strong. Thanks for the video.

  3. Hey Jennifer
    I have done this technique with a monthly stamp kit I get each month from a store called Sparkle and Sprinkle. Well you can tell what they sell !!!! Anyway, I learned the burnishing technique from them. We use our finger to burnish and a big cosmetic brush to get rid of the glitter. My finger works so well!!! And I always have it with me. They have awesome glitters!!! I adore your idea of the Swiffer cloth! I am in love with these cards. MFT is fast becoming my best friend when it comes to die. I actually will be going to their store in September for another shopping trip if there is anything left that I haven’t bought online!!!! Thank you so much for this video, as in all your videos, I learn so many great techniques. And BTW I love the mouth and eyebrows!!!!!

  4. Sometimes I get the email notifications from your blog a day late. Today I was missing you, so I stopped in to check if you’d posted. So glad I did! I have this die waiting for some attention! Thank you!

  5. Super cute cards, and love the effect with glossy accents. Sparkle without the glitter shower. But it’s the before that keeps glitter out of my house. I hate finding it everywhere. But this almost-almost convinces me to try. 😉

  6. Great video! Great tips! Love love love the sunglasses dies and the glitter! They look fabulous with the glossy accents!

  7. I thought the sunglasses with googly eyes and eyebrows etc was the best! Someone will get a real kick out of that!

  8. Thanks for a perfect way to keep the glitter on the card stock. I have it everywhere and even on the dog. Watching TV in my craft room one night and noticed shiny glitter on the wall! I also love the coffee filter tip. These cards are adorable and the googly eyes are cute for a student. She will love it.

  9. These are such fun cards, Jennifer! The glittery glasses look fantastic and I’m delighted with all the tips on using glitter! Love how you added so much expression on the first card with the mouth and eyebrows!

  10. I am a glitteraholic but never thought to add the glaze over the top!! Will be trying this soon! TFS!

  11. Love the eye glass cards! Great video as usual. I have started covering glitter with clear glue and sometimes after I glitter something I heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. I can’t stand the glitter to rub off. I do this for gel glitter pens and also wink of stella.

  12. Jennifer! I’m with you! You “need” the googley eyes! LOL AND I LOOOOOOVE the little face you’ve drawn too! These cards are SOOOOO CUTE!! I’m SURE your daughter will LOVE this one! 😀

  13. This card is fantastic! I love the eyebrows and smile I think it gives the card a finished style. The glasses are amazing as well as the stamps. You make my wishlist grow expedientially with every post to your blog;)

  14. I like the eyebrows and smile. I’m looking forward to your future video where you give techniques that don’t require so many different colors of glitter.

  15. Hi Jennifer,
    I really like the eyebrows and smile you added to the face. Also, I liked the glossy accents a bit better-I think because it was raised and rounded opposed to the flat look of the embossing. I think your projects are so fun and whimsical-they turned out great!

  16. I wish I could find reading glasses as pretty as your die cut glasses! And I think the mouth and eyebrows were a perfect addition to your daughter’s card. They gave it some extra personality. She must love getting cards from you. These days “real” mail feels extra special.
    The glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs is wonderful. My local stamp store carries it and I have lots of colors. Even without the topcoat it stays in place way better than other glitters that I’ve used. That said, I love the look of the glasses with the glossy accents. They look real!

  17. I love these cards!!! I wear glasses and I wish that I could have frames just like the teal and purple ones.

  18. That’s amazing I love those glasses, I love the glitter and the effect of the glossy accents over them is great. Hope you put this on your Pintrest cause I want to pin this so I can try it after I can these supplies.

  19. I sure hope I can remember these techniques when I want to try them. I love the two toned look on the glasses and the glossy accents over the top really make them pop. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  20. The first card makes me definitely LOL…adorable! I always have a bad case of the “gimme’s” but this set falls into the “gotta have’s”.

  21. What fun ideas gosh you sure do know how to keep on keepin’ using the same dies and everything else that is in the creative glitter and embossing drawer….just love all of your creative ideas and techniques…what fun things you’ve brought to show & tell!!

  22. This was a great video! Very helpful. I love the little mouth and eyebrows you added. They really made the card playful and would surely bring a smile to your daughter’s face.

  23. This is one of the reasons I always wait for your tutorials. I learn a lot from you.
    these glass cards are super cute and I love the googly eyes and the smile on the face. It brings more personality to the card. so original and clever. Jennifer your such a blessing to all of us who are inspired by your videos and we learn so much from you too. You always have a couple of things going on in one video. I love it. I learned a lot from these cards and thank you so much for sharing with all of us.
    pat.

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