Coloring Glitter – Makes a WOW Statement on Your Card!

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Recently Simon Says Stamp debuted the gorgeous Born to Sparkle collection, and in this release was the beautiful Magnolia Background cling stamp. I fell in love with this background the minute I saw it! I used Copic markers to color the florals, and then made my own colored glitter to enhance the beauty and vibrancy. This DIY glitter effect is a great way to add some serious pizzaz to your project, and I’ll show you how I did it in the video tutorial!

The custom glitter that I created was made with Unicorn Dust glitter and colored with Alcohol Inks. This technique is best demonstrated in the video tutorial, and I encourage you to watch it for all the details! I also added some of my favorite Distress Mica Flakes on top in strategic areas for a bit of extra glam.

For those of you interested in the colors I used for this card, I have them listed below:

  • Pinks: RV000, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, RV99
  • Greens: YG23, G19, G28
  • Blues: B37, B39

Paired with the Magnolia Background are a couple of greetings– the XL Greetings 2 stamp and die set, as well as the Reverse Encouraging Words sentiment strips.

My card base is made from Whirlypop cardstock from Bazzil, and I layered some Holographic cardstock from Simon Says Stamp behind the magnolia panel. A final finishing touch included a few dots of Nuvo Vintage Drops in Bohemian Teal.

When I mail this card, I plan on putting it in a Metallic Sea Glass envelope. This pretty shade of blue really looks stunning against the other colors that are in the card.

Will you try out this custom glitter technique, or have you already done this before? I’d love to hear in the comments!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Cling Stamp MAGNOLIA…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies XL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps XL GREETINGS…
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Simon Says Stamp XL GREETINGS 2 Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips…
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Tonic BOHEMIAN TEAL Nuvo Vintage…
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Simon Says Stamp UNICORN DUST Glitter…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS MICA FLAKES Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink FLAMINGO Ranger…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Set SPRING…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink TURQUOISE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock ASSORTED…
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Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes METALLIC…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV000 PALE PURPLE…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 PALE PINK…
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Copic Sketch MARKER RV11 PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 TENDER PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV17 DEEP MAGENTA
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Copic Sketch Marker RV99 ARGYLE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG23 NEW LEAF…
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Copic Sketch Marker G19 BRIGHT PARROT…
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Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER B37 ANTWERP BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER b39 PRUSSIAN BLUE
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION…
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1 Response

  1. Marisela Delgado says:

    I knew I liked you, Nina. I love glitter and I just can’t make a card without it! Gorgeous card and colors, Nina. You never disappoint. Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas. I hope you can visit one day and stamp with your fans down here. I’ll even show you around. We’re a little chubby, but we’re nice people. 💜

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