Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

Last night I carved out some crafty time and played with new Simon Says Stamp Glitz Glitter Gels. Oh my! I must have made 20 different backgrounds (even my husband got curious and helped wash the stencils as I was applying the gels onto paper at an alarming rate). The gels don’t take long to dry, by the time I was done with my last background the first few were already dry.

Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

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CARD DETAILS

Gels give a very fine glittery texture and look amazing on various colors of cardstock. Here I used black for the background and Surf gel applied over the Deco Squares stencil. Love it! I didn’t want to cover the pretty background, so I brainstormed ideas for finishing this card and keeping the majority of the background visible. Clear acetate came to mind and I decided to heat emboss the focal point and the sentiment on acetate and foam mount it over the glitter background.

Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

I used Merry Christmas Trees stamp set and heat embossed the largest tree and “Sending Holiday Cheer” sentiment in Antique Gold embossing powder. Embossing on acetate is tricky, there is lots of static and you have embossing powder sticking everywhere. Make sure to use an anti-static powder tool, and use a lot of it!

Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

The problem with anything clear, such as this clear acetate, is how do you adhere it to anything? I planned to add gems to decorate the tree and hide little pieces of foam adhesive under the gems. I also hid little strips of foam adhesive under the widest parts of the sentiment. In the end, this gave me a popped-up heat embossed panel. Here’s another close up:

Simon Says Stamp | Glitz Glitter Gel & Heat Embossing

I certainly enjoyed working with acetate and I think I’ll be coming back to this technique again in the future.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry Christmas Trees
Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry Christmas Trees
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CZ Design Stencil Deco Squares
CZ Design Stencil Deco Squares
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Therm O Web Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Mini Set of 6 Glitz Glitter Gels
Therm O Web Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Mini Set of 6 Glitz Glitter Gels
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards
Simon Says Stamp White A2 Side Fold Scored Cards
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Darice Adhesive Foam 33 Double Sided Strips
Darice Adhesive Foam 33 Double Sided Strips
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Heat Resistant Clear Acetate
Simon Says Stamp Premium Heat Resistant Clear Acetate
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Spellbinders Spellbinders Teal Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Spellbinders Teal Mix Color Essential Gems
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Wagner Precision Heat Tool
Wagner Precision Heat Tool
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8 Comments

    1. Interesting card, looks elegant and yet simple to do. Thanks for sharing these tips with us.

    1. Gorgeous!! Thanks for showcasing these new products from SSS, Yana!
      Lori S in PA

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