Glitter Puzzle

by Beate Johns

Create a multi-colored glittery background by cutting designs into double sided adhesive sheets.


  • Double-sided adhesive sheets
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Glitter in three or more different colors
  • Stazon™
  • Acetate
  • Brads or Eyelets
  • Cardstock
  • Stamps (Just For Fun Tree stamp used here)
  • Scrap paper


  1. Step 1

    Peel the backing off your adhesive sheet.

    I like to keep the shiny side of the liner on the adhesive sheet, peeling off the matte layer.

  2. Adhere the sheet to your cardstock. Burnish the piece of cardstock to make sure the adhesive sticks to it.

    Run the cardstock through a Xyron™ machine to add double-sided adhesive to it.

  3. Step 2

    Cut your cardstock to the size or shape you prefer. Cut your Acetate to the same size.

    Nestabilities™ Label 8 dies were used here.

  4. Step 3

    Stamp an image on the acetate with Stazon™ and set aside to dry.

  5. Step 4

    Place a cutting mat under your cardstock. Cut designs into the backing of your adhesive, but not all the way through your cardstock.

  6. Step 5

    Place the cardstock on a piece of scrap paper. Peel the backing off the first section.

  7. Step 6

    Sprinkle the first color of glitter over the exposed adhesive.

  8. Rub glitter into the adhesive to get good coverage.

  9. Step 7

    Peel the next section of adhesive backing off and sprinkle your second color of glitter over it.

  10. Rub glitter into adhesive.

  11. Step 8

    Continue to peel off one layer at a time, and add more glitter in various colors.

  12. Once the entire piece of cardstock is covered with glitter, tap on back to remove excess glitter. Discard scrap paper.

  13. Step 9

    Place your stamped acetate over your glittered background.

  14. Step 10

    Secure your acetate to your glitter cardstock with brads, eyelets or other embellishments.

  15. Step 11

    Finish your card.



  1. Die-cut it!
    Use a die to cut your pattern into your adhesive sheet instead of step 3.

    Create a glitter frame
    Cut an oval out of the center of your adhesive backed cardstock. Repeat steps 4 to 8. Then place stamped image or photo behind the frame.

    Keep it simple
    Instead of making an acetate overlay, just add a greeting over it.

    Shimmery look
    Exchange your glitter for pearlized powders like Pearl Ex™ or Perfect Pearls™.

Your Turn

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

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