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StampingQueenJAR 11-25-2012 08:45 PM

TLC405 ~ Glittery Embossing ~ (11/26/12)
TLC405 ~ Glittery Embossing ~ (11/26/12)

Today's Technique Challenge is a variation on a couple of past challenges.
We are going to be adding Glitter to our dry embossing.

Supplies needed:
Glitter Glue, Brayer, Embossing folder (see below for substitutions)

Here are the steps:

1) Dry emboss a section of cardstock using embossing folder of your choice.
2) Squeeze/squirt Glitter Glue (I used about a dime-size of Diamond Stickles on my example, but the big store brand craft bottles work also) on another piece of cardstock.
3) Run your clean brayer through the Glitter Glue on the cardstock covering evenly, and then lightly brayer over the embossed piece of cardstock.
4) Let it dry and then trim the embossed piece and add to your card design.
5) Wash your brayer with warm water and a little soap immediately.

Mine took only about 15 minutes to air dry (using a heat gun helps speed, but will curl the edges).

No brayer or glitter glue? Try Versamark and glittery embossing powder. Or make your own! Have an old rolling pin or old pizza roller? Use your imagination in substituting supplies!

My Diamond Stickles picked up leftover pink ink on my brayer (make sure yours is clean!) so that is why my background looks pink! I meant for it to be clear :)

FABULOUS TUTORIAL IN THE RESOURCES SECTION by Mary Ann Walters (Thank you, Beate, for the heads up! I totally missed it when I looked last night!):
Glitter Highlighted Embossing

My sample: Let It Snow!

TLC405 Gallery Submissions

Keyword: TLC405 (no spaces)
Here is the gallery to upload your cards, rather than to your Member Galleries:
Stampin Up! Gallery: Glitter Highlighted Embossing - Page 1 - Cards & More - Splitcoaststampers

Greywolf 11-25-2012 09:31 PM

This sounds like a cool technique and your sample is so pretty. But I'll have to wait til morning to try it. My eyes are getting blurry now...

ckbythesea 11-25-2012 11:28 PM

This sounds like something right up my alley . . . I will try it for sure! But not tonight. :)

Angelnorth 11-26-2012 02:07 AM

You can also brayer on glue (something like Elmers will work fine) and sprinkle with dry glitter - a cheaper solution than using your expensive Stickles and washing half of it off your brayer down the sink! Just squeeze a blob of glue onto a craft sheet and run the brayer through to get an even coating. Microfine glitter works really well.

TreasureOiler 11-26-2012 04:36 AM

Sounds so cool, Judy!!!

Thanks for the tip Joanne about using other glues and glitter! I can see it being much cheaper and you can tap the excess glitter back into the container after :)

marshallgal 11-26-2012 04:58 AM

Love your pink snowflakes! Looks like you did them on purpose, they're so pretty! This is a fun challenge, one I will definitely be playing in. Thanks!

gabalot 11-26-2012 05:23 AM

Thanks Judy for a new-to-me, messy technique! Heehee! My card:

TLC405 May Your Season Be Sparkly & Bright! by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thank you for looking! :)

joan ervin 11-26-2012 05:25 AM

This sounds liike fun, Judy...I love how your pink snowflakes turned out!!!!!

gabalot 11-26-2012 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by Angelnorth (Post 19847504)
You can also brayer on glue (something like Elmers will work fine) and sprinkle with dry glitter - a cheaper solution than using your expensive Stickles and washing half of it off your brayer down the sink! Just squeeze a blob of glue onto a craft sheet and run the brayer through to get an even coating. Microfine glitter works really well.

THANKS Joanne, for this helpful "recipe." I have lotsa white glue that dries clear, as well as, lotsa pretty colors of fine and/or microfine glitter. I will surely try this. It'll be worth getting my brayer messy again to save my "precious" Stickles. Heehee! :)

Holstein 11-26-2012 05:36 AM

Thanks Judy....Here is my attempt. CAS198, TLC405, Christmas star by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Biggan 11-26-2012 05:59 AM

Thanks for the challenge! Here´s mine;



peeps321 11-26-2012 06:42 AM

My glitter is hard to see on the raised part but it's there and IRL it looks awesome! Thanks for a fun technique!

Holiday Angel

CrysCraft 11-26-2012 07:03 AM

My Glittery Woodgrain: 2012-11-26 - SUO TLC405 FabFri07 Elegant Bird CF by CrysCraft - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Clownmom 11-26-2012 07:39 AM

Here's my card - CAS198 TLC405 Starry Starry Night_lb by Clownmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Crafty Julia 11-26-2012 09:16 AM

TLC405 Happy Holidays Acorns
Judy- great challenge! I opted for embossing powder and Versamark- used 2 stamps from Hampton Arts- and went a little outdoorsy with my woodgrain frame, acorns and twine. Here's Happy Holidays Acorns

mamaxsix 11-26-2012 10:21 AM

Fun technique! I used it for the bg on a CASE of a beautiful card by this week's featured stamper thecircleguru/Allison. Here's my Patchwork Poinsettia CASE

Crafty Julia 11-26-2012 10:28 AM

TLC405 Santa Swirls
Wanted to do another- had fun with my embossing and distressing- here's Santa Swirls

Greywolf 11-26-2012 11:34 AM

I was intrigued by this challenge so gave it a go. I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to use my birthday ef which usually gets neglected.

Masculine Birthday. I also got to use up a piece of scrap for the horizontal piece.

Luv Flowers 11-26-2012 01:59 PM

I think I cheated. I sprinkled my glitter on. CAS198, TLC405, Merry Christmas by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

queenoe 11-26-2012 03:30 PM

Here is my entry, and I am sooo happy with it. It came together really easy, used an image I had on hand, found some ribbon, embossed and glittered the card and I was done!!! The photo really doesn't do it justice, and you can't see how really pretty the ribbon is. I love this stamp, it stamps so clearly.

TLC405 Glitter Christmas 2960 by queenoe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bon2stamp 11-26-2012 04:17 PM

I wish I could have captured the sparkle in the photo. This is an especially wonderful technique for embossed snowflakes!

Memories of Winters Past


bound4london 11-26-2012 09:24 PM

I accidentally clicked the wrong link on my tablet and it unsubscribed me from the Try a New Technique thread. I tried to resubscribe but it says the thread is closed. If someone can resubscribe me I would greatly appreciate it! I don't post my creations (can't do so with an iPad) but I love all the techniques and without the email thread I will forget about them. I did follow all the steps to subscribe without posting but it won't let me join. If someone can help I will be really grateful!

sue28 11-27-2012 02:34 AM

Loved this week's challenge, my card -

TLC405 Little Drummer Boy by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

niki1 11-27-2012 05:20 AM

Here is my card :
TLC405 Little Angels amongst the Stars by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

eeddmm 11-28-2012 07:19 PM

This was posted just in time for me to do my Christmas cards. I had researched lots of ideas and ended up deciding to use an embossing folder with glue and glitter! I never thought to use the brayer so once I get the first couple done, I'll be able to join in on this week's challenge! Thanks for the options! Can't wait to try this!

Tootsy 11-28-2012 10:18 PM

Here is my case for this challenge. Sorry, the picture isn't good as well that I thank so...

lada 11-28-2012 11:22 PM

Here is my card
Wishes of New Year's miracles by lada - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

fairsinger 11-29-2012 06:23 PM

What a fun technique! Here's my Christmas Stocking

susanbri 11-30-2012 03:14 PM

This was trickier to do than I thought it would be. Here's mine:

Van Gogh on Stars

scootsv 12-01-2012 06:56 AM

Here is my card for this challenge.
I did not like the first glue I used and had to re-do it.

Thanks for this. I am working on 30 cards that I was stamping with VersaMark and heat embossing for this effect.
This is easier for me as I do not do heat embossing real well! Thanks!

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