Friday, March 05, 2010

glittered embossing

Every once in a while I like to add some glitz to my cards. I tend not to use glitter all that often because it can be so messy. That's why I tend to use Stickles or hot fix crystals instead. But glitter can add such a splash of color!

I used Ritz microfine glitter on the following card....

I'd applied three 1/4" strips of double-sided tape and then embossed it using a Cuttlebug border folder. I then exposed one strip and glittered it. I removed the next liner and added glitter of a different color. You can guess what I did next--yes, I stripped off the last bit and added the final color of glitter, burnishing after each addition. I then stamped my images and sentiment which are all by Hero Arts and were stamped using Memento dye inks. The score lines were made using the Scor-it.

This is a close up of the card. Here you can appreciate the embossed diamonds of the glittered border. Glitter and embossing can be a striking combo. :-)


  1. The glitter is a beautiful touch. Another lovely card. Thank you for the close-up which allows one to see the 3D aspects of the card.

  2. Great technique! Love glitter.

    Denise Foor

  3. Jay -

    This really came out nice. I love the look of the diamond border glittered. Very different and pretty!

    Elaine Allen

  4. Hi Jay!
    Nice job here.
    I totally agree about glitter and embossing. It looks good.

    Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

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  6. What a nice card! Great idea using the embossed strips for the glittered sections.


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