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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Sparkly Die Cuts

It's Tuesday and here's another quick tip.  I was reading the Pinkbydesignstamps community forum and I found this tip shared by Emily.  I have used this idea before and wanted to share it with you.  You can have sparkly, glittery die cuts even if you don't have the glittered cardstock on hand to cut them with.  All you need is a VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Ranger Holographic embossing powder, your die cuts, and your heat tool.

Press the VersaMard pad evenly over your die cut, cover completely with the embossing powder, shake off the excess and set with your heat tool.  I use a large straight pin with the pearl top to hold my cut while using the heat tool.

Here are my glittery die cuts ready to embellish any project.  The neat thing about this process is that your glitter is set so it won't flake off and you're not wasting any of that expensive glitter paper.  I'm sure almost any brand of transparent embossing powder will work.  I've used Stamp Stuff Kaleidoscope transparent before and it worked really well.  Oh, you can use this process on a cut with a stamped sentiment as well.
See you next week.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I love the glitter card stock, but it wears the blades down so quicly and I only have so many colors to choose from (yes there are a lot but somehow never quite the one I want - isn't that the way??) :-) I look forward to trying this!

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. So pretty! I have to check to see what embossing powder I have because I might be able to do this later. What a clever technique! I don't have any glitter paper purchased because I guess I got too worried about it messing up my Cricut. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I tried this before and loved the effect. Thanks for reminding me.

  5. It really just makes everything POP! with glitter.....love this technique and will try to remember this.....thank you for sharing this with us....

  6. Thanks so much for this awesome tip! I never would have thought of it myself. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo


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