Two Ways to Add Glitter to Your Papercrafting Projects

Yesterday I shared a beautiful Christmas card that I made for a card swap that will be held during my Rising Star trip to the Stampin’ Up! Home Office this week. When I was creating those cards, I tried out two different ways of adding glitter to cover the entire front of my card. I had a customer asking about this technique earlier this week, so I thought I would share the process for each method and the difference in how they will look!

First off, isn’t this beautiful?

Two Ways to Add Glitter to Your Papercrafting Projects using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and Heat & Stick Powder

Doesn’t that make you want to add glitter to some of your projects? Here are the two methods that I used:

Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

  • Stamp your card as desired.
  • Place a Versamark ink pad directly on top of your stamped cardstock. Do this a few times until your cardstock is entirely covered with Versamark.
  • Sprinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the entire surface and shake off the excess.
  • Heat with a heat tool until the powder is melted and set. This takes a little time. Make sure to keep heating it until it is fully set.

Heat & Stick Powder with Glitter

  • Stamp your card as desired.
  • Place a Versamark ink pad directly on top of your stamped cardstock. Do this a few times until your cardstock is entirely covered with Versamark.
  • Sprinkle Heat & Stick powder over the entire surface and shake off the excess.
  • Heat with a heat tool until the powder is melted and sticky. Don’t overheat it. Once it’s sticky, move on to the next step!
  • Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the surface of the card and shake off the excess.
  • Heat it one more time to get the glitter fully ‘stuck.’

If you haven’t heard of Heat & Stick Powder, it is located in the Stampin’ Up! catalog beside the embossing powders, or you can check it out here.

These two techniques will give slightly different results. Basically the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder will give a darker color than your stamped image, while the Heat & Stick Powder with glitter will give a slightly lighter color than your stamped image. Here is a side by side comparison to show you the difference.

Two Ways to Add Glitter to Your Papercrafting Projects using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and Heat & Stick Powder

I used Heat & Stick Powder with glitter for the top left card, and Iridescent Ice embossing powder for the bottom right card. As you can see, the glitter gives a lighter frostier appearance, while the embossing powder gives a darker sparkly look.

For details on how I stamped the trees and the purple background, click here.

Use the links below to check out the supplies I used and do some shopping! Use hostess code HTHNWWZ3 and I will send you a free gift! Even better, sign up for stamp club and you will get free projects and free stamps!

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