Video: 3 Ways to Add Sparkle and Shine + GIVEAWAY

Hi! I just wanted to pop in and share a video I did for Scrapbook & Cards Today. It shows three ways to add sparkle and shine to your cards.

[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 am always looking for fun ways to add sparkle and shine to my cards. This video shares three of my favorites: glitter (in a non-messy way), foil and heat embossing. If you are interested in the supplies I used, scroll down a bit and check out the little product images. Just click on them for more info! For step-by-step info and full card pictures, check out the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. (You can download it for free.)

SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY

As I mentioned, the three cards shown in this video are featured in the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. If you don’t know, Scrapbook & Cards Today is a seasonally inspired print magazine dedicated to scrapbooking, card making and papercrafting. I am really enjoying this magazine – I love the easy-to-follow ideas and instructions. I am also proud to be a Contributing Designer! You can subscribe to the beautiful print version HERE (click the โ€œsubscribeโ€ tab โ€“ a VERY low price) or you can download it for free! Also, be sure to subscribe to the Scrapbook and Cards Today YouTube channel.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to get your own copy of the newest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/10/15 telling me your favorite way to add sparkle or shine to your cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Studio Calico (SC), etc.

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338 thoughts on “Video: 3 Ways to Add Sparkle and Shine + GIVEAWAY”

  1. My favorite way to add shine is heat embossing. I’ve been doing it for years and I’m still impressed with the process!

  2. I love the heat embossing to add a special touch to my cards! I also like the Versa Mark and glitter. Lately I have added sequins for a touch of sparkly! Would love to be a winner…thank you Jennifer and SCT

  3. Great tips! My favorite ways to add shine is Glossy Accents and cheap sparkly nail polish. I don’t allow glitter in the house at all – it just seems to get everywhere and always ends up on my face.

  4. I recently tried your foil technique with my laminater and just love the effect! I also use pearl drops and of course wink of stella for a subtle sparkle – Thanks for more ideas and another giveaway .

  5. My favorite way to add sparkle to my projects is to use stickles. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

  6. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the video, Love watching your videos. I am LOVING my MINC machine right now, it is awesome for adding that sparkle and shine that I love. Before I got my MINC I was using my wink of stella’s a lot. Thanks, glad your back from vacation and had a great time !!!

  7. Lately I have been using my Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a little sparkle and shine to certain elements on my cards!! Would love to win a copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today….thanks for the chance to win!!

  8. I love the Wink of Stella pens. They are fun and an easy way to add shine with a little sparkle. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Hi Jennifer,
    My favorite way to add sparkle is with shimmer paint added to my mister spray bottle (diluted with rubbing alcohol). It creates a fine mist. Sheer, but veru effective. I also like to use shimmer cardstock.

  10. Hi Jennifer, Thanking God for the freedoms we have in our country. We are blessed!! I love using glossy accents and stickles.

  11. Love these techniques. Such beautiful cards! I love to use the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

  12. Hi, Jennifer! Loved all the cards! I thank you for showing how to do all these techniques. I especially like the foil on the one card. Such a simple way to add so much impact! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I have a question: What embossing folder did you use on the card with the 3 butterflies? I don’t think I’ve seen one like that before and I think it is very nice.

  13. I love the glitter technique, that’s really cool and fun. It reminds me about my childhood that always play with sands so it’s really fun I think

  14. Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella and sometimes foil. I love a bit of sparkle but done so appropriately. I do love the butterfly. I recently found some filament for needle crafts that I moved over to the paper crafting. Thank you for the video. ~M~

  15. Since watching your videos I’ve used foil more but my go to always seems to be Wink of Stella and stickles.

  16. I love using wink of stella, but I also like to put a few drops of ink, some perfect pearls powder and a little water in a mini mister and spray my item.

  17. Wink of Stella. First saw it on one of your youtube videos and had to try it; loved it ever since; so easy to use and always perfect results.

  18. I love Stickles!!! My daughter even used Diamond Stickles on her Cow Girl boots along all the stitching for her wedding… she saw boots like this that cost over $1000! We love Stickles lol!!!

  19. I love to heat emboss cards! I have tried the foil technique but I am still struggling with complete coverage of the the foil. Love the techniques you showed in the video. I will have to try the foiling again- practice practice practice!! lol

  20. Thanks for sharing your always so fun ideas with us! My favorite ways to add shimmer or glitter are Wink of Stella clear brush or glitter heat embossing powder.
    Anna-Karin S

  21. If I’m looking for a good sparkle, I’m all for the glitter. I have a white glitter embossing powder that’s just perfect for adding a bit of glitz, especially with smaller stamps. But, I usually go more toward a subtle shimmer than straight up glitter. Something like Perfect Pearls or a shimmer mist spray.

  22. I like to add sparkle to my projects using double-sided tape and ultra-fine glitter. It;s somewhat messy, but the results are amazing.

  23. Love the look of foil but I haven’t tried it yet. Hope to in the not too distant future. Thank you for all of the tips

  24. What nice cards. My favorite way to add quick sparkle is with the Wink of Stella marker. Otherwise, I am starting to like using foil with my new laminator.

  25. I’ve just discovered Wink of Stella and love it! It is so simple and easy to use for that quick shimmer.

  26. I have a ton of glitter, but I’m afraid to use it because it makes such a mess. So, I like to use glitter card stock and sequins to add shimmer and shine to my cards!

  27. Thank you for your trips and tricks. I don’t have a minc machine and these tips are so great. Thanks!!!

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