Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

Hello all! Occasionally I love to add a bit of glitter to my projects, especially create glitter die cuts to help my cards pop. I have found that different glitter papers die cut differently, and those that are easy to die cut usually shed glitter and those that don’t – wont die cut at all. So my solution for cases like this is my make my own glitter paper with the help of glitter embossing powders.

Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I am explaining everything in detail on my video, you can watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

CARD DETAILS

I die cut all of the shapes from the Pretty Princess die set from Spellbinders out of white cardstock, covered each using clear sticky embossing ink. I prefer to use Stampendous Emboss Gloss for this as it comes in a bottle with a sponge applicator and is easy to apply, however embossing ink pad or ever an ink pen can also be used.

Next I poured glitter embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. For the castle I used WOW Vintage Peacock Glitter Embossing Powder (here’s another project using this powder on black) and for the carriage, crown and magic wand I used Zing Pink Glitter Embossing Powder.

Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

I heat embossed each shape with two layers for a fuller coverage, these can be embossed 3 times if needed, I find one layer to be not enough. The trick to keeping your work space glitter free when working with these type of embossing powders is embossing the shape from behind, from the back, this prevents loose glitter particles from flying all over the place.

You can also first emboss your paper and than die cut it, however I prefer to do it vice versa, this way I can also emboss the sides of the die cut, see the castle below – you can’t see any white there.

Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

I used a few more dies to create this project even though you can’t really see them here. I used a circle and a curved border die to create masks and apply ink to the background to create a fairy-tale type sky. I used several colors of Distress ink and added lots of small drops of water in the end to make it look a bit more realistic.

Spellbinders | DIY Glitter Die Cuts & Masking with Dies. Video

I made this into a Birthday Card, but also added a Dare to Dream sentiment which makes it a good card for a girl of any age as, I’m sure you’ll agree, its never too late to dream.

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!

Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies
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Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies
Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies
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Spellbinders Pretty Princess Dies
Spellbinders Pretty Princess Dies
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Spellbinders Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Stampendous Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink
Stampendous Boss Gloss Clear Embossing Ink
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Spun Sugar
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Dusty Concord
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Hero Arts Dare to Dream Stamps
Hero Arts Dare to Dream Stamps
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Wow Embossing Powder Glitter Vintage Peacock
Wow Embossing Powder Glitter Vintage Peacock
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American Crafts Zing! PINK Glitter Embossing Powder
American Crafts Zing! PINK Glitter Embossing Powder
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7 Comments

    1. I love your technique, it gives us a lot of options if we don’t have the glitter paper. Also I don’t know if the glitter paper harms the dies.

    1. Yana your card is adorable. Thank you for showing how you got this look. I like glitter for some things but hate that the card is always shedding bits of glitter. I can’t wait to try this out.

    1. Lovely and full of magic – any little (or big) girl will be delighted to receive this beauty 🙂 Thank you for a fab video too!

    1. Another beautiful card, as are all your cards. thr glitter is wonderful. I do have a couple quick question, the addition of “Birthday Wishes”, is that a stamp or die? If a stamp, did u stamp in white or emboss in white? One last thing, who makes the Burthday Wishes? Thanks again for another wonderful card & the great techniques.

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