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
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!
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