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. šŸ™‚
  • 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. What a fun card and those dies are fantastic. Love the tutorial…I love glitter and will definitely be doing this technique! ‘Eye’ like the little face! lol!

  2. Hey Jennifer – I have a question, but it doesn’t have anything to do with this video but wasn’t sure where else to ask it (I do however, love this card and those stripe dies are on my I’m going to get right away list). I have purchased the envelope board so I can make my own envelopes, but want to know what I should use to close it up. I have been using double sided tape, but it tears when I try to open it back up. Can you make a suggestion please? Thank so much

  3. Those are sooo cute! Not sure I’m brave enough to try glitter yet but your video sure made it look a little less intimidating! Thanks!

  4. Janet B – I bought this from Amazon to use when I make cards to give in sets that are 4Bar size …. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018N93X8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 …. it’s amazing. It creates a wet-able stick line just like a regular envelope!;

    Jennifer. What can I say. MFT, Elizabeth Crafts, these wonderful glasses dies i got last month and you doing a turorial on SPARKLY stuff! Holy cow. I’m in card heaven. They’ve all so wonderful. Thank you.

  5. Elizabeth Craft Designs makes awesome products. I feel fortunate enough that my local scrap store carries their products. Their glitter is by far my favorite and the double sticky sheets hold the glitter well I had not though about glossy accents over the top but will have to give that a try! Super cute card and the eyes totally made the card.

  6. Jennifer, no question…the card with the google eyes, the eye brows & the mouth just set off the card. It is so cute with the eyes, mouth, & eye brows, in my opinion. I would not have thought to add those, but since you did, I love it, great choice!

  7. Elizabeth Craft Designs has become my favorite company! I love their dies, and I followed Karen Burniston there because of her great pop-up dies. But since I found them, I have become SOLD on the Warm Diamond micro fine glitter they carry! Their methods using this fantastic glitter are wonderful, and I get lots of compliments from people who receive the cards I make with their products. Glad you are promoting them….I have been doing my best to promote them to all my stamping buds, too.,

  8. Two wonderful, fun cards, Jennifer! I especially like the glitter w/the gloss. Those glasses look awesome! Thx for the video and all the great tips. I can’t wait to watch your video on how to get similar results w/o using a bunch of different glitters. šŸ™‚

  9. The eyebrows and mouth really make this card extra cute. I run die cuts through my Xyron so the side to be glittered gets covered in adhesive. Or I use Heat & Stick powder from Stampin Up. But I love your tip about the Swiffer to clean off the extra on the die cut.

  10. I love ECD products – which is why I’m now on the design team! The warm/cool diamonds glitter is so much fun to color with Copics! (Hint, don’t work it too much because the alcohol will start to dissolve the adhesive.) It looks incredible in person.

  11. I have been wearing glasses since I turned 13, and my first pair was a glittery powder blue and had pointy wings, just like one of the frames in the die set. It was very cool back then. I will have to pick up this die set. Love it and the fun card you created! Thank you for sharing.

  12. I just made my glitter/embossed glasses. OH MY GOSH they are so beautiful. I want to make 100 pairs! Thanks Jennifer!

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