Sunday, October 10, 2010

Adding Glitter to your Stamped Images

Today I am going to share with you a totorial I have put together on using Heat & Stick powder. It is perfect for adding glitter to your stamped images. I love this technique and have taught it a lot in my workshops. I wanted to put the steps up as it is easy to get them mixed up.

1. Gather you supplies

Heat tool, versamark ink pad, coloured ink pad, embossing buddy, heat & stick powder, dazziling diamonds, a powder pal and stamp. I am using Dasher (121592) $14.95.

2. Shadow stamping

To add a shadow to you stamped image first stamp in Sahara Sand ink, then using the stamp-a-ma-jig line up slightly off centre to leave a shadowed effect on one side. It is hard to see in my photos because of the glitter, but it dose give a nice 3D effect.

3. Embossing Buddy

Rub across the cardstock to reduce static before embossing or applying glitter.

4. Sticky>Colour>Stamp
First ink you stamp with versamark then the colour of you choice (I used cherry cobbler). This makes your stamp sticky and coloured in the one step. Now stamp the image. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up with the Shadow.

5. Heat & Stick Powder

Now cover with heat and stick powder and heat with you heat gun. Be careful to heat for to long. This step adds the adhesive so if you over heat, you dry it out. Just heat until you see the powder change.

6. Adding Glitter
Cover with dazziling diamonds, straight away before the glue drys. Shake off the excess and heat again with the heat tool to set.
For a different effect you can use coloured glitters for this step, no need to add the coloured ink after the versamark though.

Now you have a sparkly reindeer. I adore this effect, especially on Christmas cards.

Sorry about the bad photo, it looks much nicer in person. Its very gloomy weather today.

This is my completed card. I have used some of our new Christmas papers, Jolly Holiday (117159) $16.95 on Early Espresso Card.

Thanks for visiting. I can't wait to see all your sparkly creations.

xoxo Cassie

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that Cassie, I wasn't 100% sure how to use that heat and stick. I didn't realise it was so simple.