Hello everyone! I have a little fun tutorial to show you today! In the December issue of Craft Stamper I had a few Sugar Nellie cards published. How fun! Anyhow, I showed an idea on a sparkly technique. Since the publication didn't have a ton of room for photos, I could only use text to explain. I think I need to show a little tutorial on this technique too with photos. Here are two of the cards shown in the magazine. You should be able to click on them to see a better view of the glitter.
Sugar Nellie Mary Hall - Snow Angel
Sugar Nellie Diane Duda - Winter Birds
A few photo instructions on how to do this sparkly technique!
Tap your clear embossing ink over the image or "piece" that you want sparkly.
TIP: If you emboss over something colored be sure you color very dark because it fades quite a bit after heating.
Sprinkle iridescent embossing powder over the top of image. Any iridescent will work, but go for the more "clear" look rather than pink or blue tinges. This one is called Mystic and was bought several years ago so I can no longer find it. Sorry!
Shake off excess.
Use tweezers to hold and heat very well! TIP: I let the heat tool heat up before shooting directly on the image. Sometimes I start from the back to prevent it from blowing off all the embossing powder. It depends on how juicy your embossing pad it.
Ta da!!!! Instant glitter effect! This piece will be used on my Just Magnolia card for tomorrow so stay tuned! I have also used it on a Leanne Ellis card HERE!
If you are wondering why not just use glitter, well, I prefer this method because I can rub my hand over it and it will stay intact, no messy glitter but still the beautiful effect.
If you have any more questions, just ask away!