Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Work It Wednesday #6 - Glitter it up!

Hello there! Welcome to today's Work It Wednesday where I will share my love of all things GLITTERY!

My name is Colleen and my home on the net is Glitter Ink. My motto in cardmaking is this: "Glitter makes everything better!" So I usually always find some way to incorporate glitter into my cards. Even if it's only a small, minute detail. Just a little added sparkle makes me smile and I just know the card receiver will smile too!

There are endless ways to add sparkle to a card, whether you are using some sort of blinging rhinestones, glitter applied with glue pen, glitter embossing with a versamark ink pad and heat gun, etc. One of my fave, all time favorite, go-to glitter supplies is: STICKLES!!! They come in so many colors!

It would be easy enough to share how to apply glitter to any given image after it has been colored and mounted on a card, so I thought I would share a very different way to "glitterfy" your creations.

You will need: card base, cardstock, image, paper crimper, stickles (for this project a clear/iridescent color is perfect). I am using Crystal Stickles.

Take your large section of cardstock and run it through the paper crimper.

After that is done you will mount that cardstock onto your card base.

Then you will use your stickles to fill in the lines from the paper crimper.

After your glitter lines are all dry you can finish up your card.

Now it's your turn!!! Show us your works of glitter! You can link your creations here or when uploading to online galleries please make sure to use WIW6 as your keyword. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love looking at sparkly things!
Glittered Flowers (shows you what just a little sparkle can do)
Glittered Ribbon (I just added the tiniest bit of sparkle to the gift)
Glittered Wings (angel wings are always fun to glitterfy!)
Glittery Dress (of course dresses are always fun to add sparkle to!)


  1. The challenge Sounds like a great lot of fun. I am packing up everything for a big move so I probably won't be able to do any of the wonderful challenges for about a month. I plan on keeping my copic Markers our and my basic white paper so with my computer I may be at least able to do some digi art just not make a card. We will see.

  2. Great stuff Colleen... I would have never thought to use a crimper to make the groves/lines for adding glitter!!!! It's genius LOL :)

  3. Hi Colleen, What a great technique!! Love your card especially your sentiment & ribbon, they really go well with the image.

  4. this is great! I ALWAYS forget about my paper crimper, this is a great way to use it, thanks Colleen :)

  5. This is simply wonderful!!! GREAT tutorial and oh so pretty card!

  6. So good! I just love your stuff!