Lots of glitter without the mess Without all the glitter mess

This is another card that we made in our last stamp club meeting.  We had just finished the holidays, so it seemed a little crazy to be doing Valentine's Day projects.  But, that is the nature of these holidays – we've just finished one and it's time to start preparations for the next one; especially when you're making some special hand made gifts for people.

I love this technique for adding some glitz to a card, but unfortunately it doesn't photograph very well.  In this picture, it looks like a cute card with a bunch of different hearts. Nice, but not especially unique.  However, what the camera failed to pick up, is that multi-heart-stamped panel is all glittery.  It definitely makes the card a lot more interesting and unique.

You'll need these materials to recreate this card:

  • Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Delightful Dozen
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
  • Ink: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso
  • Markers: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched poly ribbon, Decorative Label punch, Extra Large Oval punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch

The Dazzling Diamond Dust technique is really easy; here's how you do it:

  1. Stamp the image(s) on light colored cardstock.
  2. Apply VersaMark ink over the whole stamped panel.
  3. Spinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the panel.
  4. Heat emboss the panel – make sure to hold the edges carefully to avoid removing embossing powder and getting burned.