Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Glittery Tutorial

Hey there!

I'm not sure why I decided to do a tutorial on this glittery technique, but it was fun, so I hope you enjoy it!

Before I get to the steps in the process, I wanted to answer a couple of questions I had from my last post here. You can use any glitter for this technique. I used Martha Stewart glitter on one card and Ranger's Distress Stickles - Dry Glitter on the other. I really think any glitter would work, but the ultra fine stuff is the best.

The other question was about adhering my banner sentiment onto the glittery hill. You cannot use Glossy Accents because it just soaks into the glitter. Tape runners and glue dots don't work either. I used a Ranger product from Claudine Hellmuth called, Studio Multi-medium Matte. It's a thicker, white, glue-like substance but does not dry as fast as Glossy Accents, so make sure you hold down the piece you are gluing for a few minutes. And it dries clear, which is awesome! Okay, onto my tutorial! It's my very first, so please be kind!

I taped the Hero Arts Christmas Ornament die onto a double-sided tape-sheet and ran it through my Cuttlebug. 


Then you need to peel off the white backing to expose the stickiness.

Adhere the die-cut onto a piece of white cardstock and peel off the red backing to expose the other sticky side.

Sprinkle your glitter onto the die-cut and rub it in good with your finger.


Then take a bone folder (mine is pretty dirty!) :) and burnish the glitter so it sticks really well to the adhesive on the die-cut.

If you're using a light colored glitter, you can stamp directly onto the glittery ornament!

Then you need to die-cut the ornament again.

Isn't it pretty?!

Here's the card I created using the ornament die. The Tiny Flakes in the background is a Hero Arts stamp and so is the sentiment. 


I couldn't stop at just one, so I made another ornament using the same technique with red glitter. This time I used a white gel pen to draw the ornament shape and add white dots. It works great right on top of the glitter! That cute snowman paper is from Doodlebug Design. It's from their 6x6 paper pad called, North Pole and I can't stop using it - so darn cute!

If you'd like to see the cards from my previous post, using this same technique to create snowy hills, click here.

Sorry this is such a long post but I'm hoping you enjoyed the tutorial and you'll try this fun technique!

Happy stamping (and glittering!)   :)

35 comments:

Karen B. said...

Fabulous tutorial and exceprional samples!

Cat Craig said...

Fun tutorial, barb. Gorgeous cards! I love glitter, I'll have to try it.

Dawn said...

Great tutorial Barb. Thanks for sharing this. I will need to try this one.

Sue said...

Hello Barb.
I will be very kind and say your first tutorial is brilliant, and the technique you have explained easy to follow. I know how time consuming it takes to do a written tutorial so well done. I am loving the turquoise on your card, it looks stunning against your patterned Bg. It has wonderful clean lines and your piece de resistance; the ornament, is fantastic. A most beautiful card Barb.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynn said...

Wow! This is stunning and the tutorial is so, so helpful...love the blues on the glitter...STUNNING!

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty indeed Barb, thanks for the tutorial!!

maria f. said...

Just love that blue with kraft. Thanks for sharing your glue tips.

Brenda said...

Gorgeously done Barb and an expert at the tutorial to boot!

Isabelle P. said...

C'est superbe ! Et merci pour le tutoriel !

Elizabeth Allan said...

Hello Barb! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial with the superb pictures and great instructions. Your cards SHINE!

Jackie said...

I love these! If you have any Scor-Tape it works just as well and is less expensive than the red liner stuff. I never thought of trying a white gel pen over the glitter - it looks wonderful.

Laura Jane said...

LOVE this technique Barb. Sucha LOVELY effect without too much trouble:)

Nancy K said...

You should do tutorials all the time, this was great! And you've convinced me I need to try this glitter-fest technique. Gorgeous cards, sweet friend; thanks for sharing your expertise.

Judy1223 said...

Well, WHO KNEW? You can stamp on glitter? I am so thankful that you took the time to put together such a thorough tutorial...and your first? Wow! Thanks so much, Barb...I am excited to try this! (Yet another reason I love stopping by your blog!) Both are absolutely beautiful ornaments and cards!

pcm said...

great tutorial! and that tip on multi-matte medium is key!

Trinh said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the great tut!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your ornament cards! Great glitter tutorial Barb!

Robin K. said...

Great tutorial Barb! Very easy to understand and such gorgeous examples from using this technique!!

Greta said...

One of my favorite techniques, but I haven't tried die-cutting the glittered image--will try that now! by the way, you can color over glitter with COPICs if you ever want to, but press lightly to prevent bleeding. These cards are just lovely, Barb!

Virginia L. said...

I must say that you are a PRO for making this first tutorial, Barb! Love love the idea and execution! I must keep this in mind!!Thanks for sharing this awesome glittery technique!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Great tutorial Barb! I haven't tried stamping on glitter before - must give it a go! TFS!

walchowDesign said...

Fab tutorial, Barb! Never try this technique before but I am loving it! Love how it turned out! When you stamped on the glittered piece would the stamp be picking up all the glitters?

Sue McRae said...

Such pretty glittery ornaments Barb! Love the pp behind the red ornament, so cute!

~ Barb said...

Thank-you so much, this is fantastic! Your ornaments are just gorgeous. Great tutorial.
{Hugs} Barb

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on the first (of many to come) oh-so-successful tutorials, Barb! Love the fun glittery ornaments - can't wait to try it!

Joy said...

You need to do more of these tutorials, you are a pro, love love love, and I adore that blue card..hugs

Anita Rex said...

Great tutorial Barb! Such a great way to use glitter! Lovely cards too!

sheila said...

this is a wonderful tutorial Barb and I think that you did a great job. This technique is really beautiful....I have never tried it before but sure will now.

Cathy A said...

Fabulous tutorial Barb ( my bone folder is messy too!) your finished cards look wonderful

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and wonderful tutorial! I never tried this and now I am thinking how i am going to use this technique!

ThePurplePlace said...

This is a fabulous tutorial and I absolutely LOVE the glittery ornaments! :) So pretty!!!!

donna mikasa said...

What a wonderful tutorial, Barb! I love glitter but my hubby has forbade me from using it because it gets everywhere--including on him! I may have to try this technique. It looks very forgiving! Love your glittery results!

Martha said...

Sweet, Barb! WOW, your cards are simply BEAUTIFUL! What a FABULOUS tutorial! I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of these from you. GREAT job!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is seriously fantastic, you make gitter not look so scary. Maybe you should still come and do it for me..;) Love them all.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Very cute card! Love that paper too.