Glitter Window

by Lori Craig

This is a quick and easy technique for a sparkly card.


  • Clear packing tape
  • One or more dies or punches to make your window(s)
  • Transparent or non-colored fine glitter (PK Glitz Peach used here)
  • Cardstock to make window
  • Neutral cardstock to put underneath window (slightly smaller layer)
  • Papers or cardstock to finish the card
  • Double-sided adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Embellisments as desired


  1. Step 1

    Punch one or more windows into your cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Lay "window" cardstock over the neutral cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp the images you want to see through the window onto your neutral cardstock. If you just have one window, just stamp it on a bigger piece of neutral cardstock and trim it later. If you have several windows like in this example, stamp your images through the windows using the windows as a guide for stamp placement.

  4. Step 4

    Decorate the window cardstock.

  5. Step 5

    Flip window cardstock over and apply packing tape over the windows to the backside of the cardstock. The sticky side of the packing tape will face through the open windows to the front side of the cardstock.

  6. Step 6

    Rub glitter over the sticky side of the packing tape.

  7. Tap off excess glitter and put it back in the container.

  8. Step 7

    Flip window cardstock around again and add adhesive to the backside of this layer.

  9. Step 8

    Line up neutral cardstock under the window cardstock and tape together, and finish your card.



    -Just cut one window.

    - Cut window with electronic cutting machines, dies, punches or cutting templates.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Glitter Window. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Great tutorial---will definitely try this with my punches and dies! Thanks for sharing!
Susanne  |  Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 6:22 AM
love this, may have to make one of these for myself.
colleen h  |  Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 6:27 AM
Very pretty card. Love this technique. I dont own any die cuts with matching stamps. Guess that's next on my "to buy" list! Thanks for the great tut!
Michela Dorman  |  Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM
I love these tutorials.
Keep them coming.

Thank you
Kathy Bender  |  Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM
Once again I am not allowed to view certain things. I have gone through this several times.
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Loretta Schevikhoven  |  Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM
I would never have thought to use tape...I always apply over image...brilliant you are! Great tut!
Anita Houston  |  Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM
Thank you for sharing this sparkly technique. This will be fun to do.
Charlotte  |  Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Simple but impressive technique!!!! TFS!!!
Rosy Newlun  |  Sun Oct 7, 2012 at 12:47 AM

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