I recently ordered some loose glitter from the shop and tried something new (to me, anyway). I have a love/hate relationship with loose glitter. Love the sparkle, hate the mess. To remedy the mess, I decided to use embossing paste to keep the glitter in check.
For my first "glitter mix", I used a white embossing paste and the Olive Green glitter from the Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in the Jingle Bells Mix. I have to say that this glitter is super fine and beautiful!
I added a bit more glitter than in the photo above to create this consistency...
For the next mixture, I used a Translucent Texture Paste and the Silver Glitter from the Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter Let It Snow Glitter Pack.
I used the Pines Stencil from Tim Holtz and applied my glitter embossing paste to white cardstock that was die cut with the second largest die from the Fancy Scalloped Rectangles Dies from Lawn Fawn.
Look at that shine and dimension!! I prefer using the translucent paste. It might be because I didn't add enough green glitter to the white paste, I could see white showing through. None the less, still very pretty!!
I did make a third mix using the Translucent Texture Paste and a combination of white and silver glitter, both from the Let It Snow Glitter Pack. I used the Snow Flurry Stencil for this mix.
All that was left to do was put these panels on cards and add sentiments. For the green embossed trees, I used an ivory card base that was cut to 5 X 3.5 inches. I used a sentiment from the SnowGlobe Sentiments stamp from MFT and used a banner die to cut it out.
I wanted to keep these cards fairly simple and let the glitter be the star of the show.
My next card uses the snowfall background panel and a couple of tree dies from the Fresh Pine Tree Trio Die from Memory Box. This is where things got a little messy. I die cut the trees out of white cardstock which was covered on one side with Stick-It Adhesive. After exposing the adhesive, I poured silver glitter on one tree, and green on the other. But, I found that even after burnishing in the glitter, it still wanted to come off.
Because there is nothing more annoying then glitter falling off a card, I decided to add a layer of clear embossing powder over top. This sealed the glitter perfectly and also added another level of shine! I used the same Snowglobe Sentiment set and banner die to finish this card!
My final card, and probably my favourite is this one..
I love the translucent paste with the silver glitter. It definitely has the most shine! For the sentiment I used the Be Merry die from the Tis the Season Dies from Penny Black. I used cardstock with the Stick-It Adhesive again, but instead of clear embossing, I used the Nuvo Crystal Glaze over top. This worked beautifully to keep the glitter contained and added some awesome, shiny dimension.
Here's a look at all three projects.,
In real life, they all shine beautifully!!
I hope I gave you some inspiration on how to use loose glitter. Even though I had glitter almost everywhere, I had so much fun making these cards:)
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