Monday, November 26, 2012

Glitter on a Napkin

   Recently I held a class called Shimmer and Shine.  All the cards we made in the class used some kind of sparkle that StampinUp carries.  This card was my favorite.  I received a swap at convention that used the same technique which is where I learned the steps. I looked everywhere in town, even the Hallmark store, and could not find any cute cocktail napkins.  As a last resort I went to our Dollar store (where everything is actually a dollar) and voila I found a pretty cute one.  I think Kleenex can also be used with this technique. Here are the steps......
     1. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet to match the size of the cardstock you will be attaching the napkin to.
     2. Pull one side off the adhesive sheet and attach to the cardstock
     3. Pull apart all the layers of the napkin and cut into a piece about 1/2 inch larger, on each side, than your cardstock.  Lay this piece upside down.
     4. Place the sticky side of your cardstock in the center of the napkin and press all edges
     5. Trim off the extra napkin
     6. Press Versmark all over the napkin until you are sure it is fully covered.
     7. Cover the cardstock with Heat and Stick powder and heat until the powder melts and is sticky.
     8. Cover the melted powder with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Then reheat one more time to set the glitter in the melted powder.  Notice not much of the glitter comes off.

Lots of steps, but easy and you'll love the results.
Supplies used
Heat and Stick powder
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tempting Turquoise, Primrose Petals, Basic Black cardstock
Tempting Turquoise, Primrose Petals ink
Apothocary Framelits
Layered Labels stamp set
Large oval punch


  1. I would like to try glitter with the heat and stick powder. I once just put the glitter on the card over the wet ink, thinking it would stay stuck, and the recipients opened their envelopes to a shower of glitter--oops.

    1. The heat and stick powder really helps. Once the process is finished you can tip the card upside down and nothing falls off. I love it. Use glitter a lot more since I found out the benefit of the powder.