Accidental Techique! Dry Glitter Paste Scraping!

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!

Hello, all! Welcome to 2021! This is my first post of the year. :) And I’m here with some card inspiration! This card was definitely a journey–I almost gave up on it, but discovered a fun new technique (to me at least)!


(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I first started by ink blending onto white cardstock. I used the Layering Hearts stencil set and four colors of Simon ink: Doll Pink, Hot Mama, Sunshine, and High Dive.

After ink blending, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Paste in Aurora Sparkle and Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs on top. I wanted to apply a thin layer of the glitter pastes, however both were a bit drier than usual. I thought I had ruined my project and started to scrape off the glitter pastes. However, that’s when the magic happened!

When I scraped the drier glitter paste off the surface of the cardstock with the palette knife, it left behind awesome distressed glitter areas. The texture and sparkle was unexpected and beautiful! I decided right then and there to continue with my card!

This surprise technique could be replicated with regular glitter paste by applying a thin layer and letting it dry just a few minutes. Then scrape some of the paste off with the edge of a palette knife (or whatever you’ve used for spreading out the glitter paste).

To finish off the card, I diecut the Love Your Guts dies from CZ Design with holographic cardstock and white cardstock. I then adhered the greeting to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by! You can grab all of the supplies I used today on this card at Simon Says Stamp!

Supplies

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


*Simon Says Stamp Layering Hearts…
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*CZ Design Love Your Guts dies
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*Simon Says Stamp High Dive Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Ink
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*Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama Ink
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Honey Bee Blender Brushes
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*Honey Bee Detail Blender Brushes
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Cosmic Shimmer Paste in Aurora Sparkle
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*Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in…
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Ranger Palette Knife
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*Simon Says Stamp Assorted…
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Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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*Honey Bee Precision Tip Glue
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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EK Success Tweezers
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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*Altenew 24×18 Cutting Mat
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