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How to Add Glitter to make a Glam Christmas Card

Sparkle and Shine with glitter!

Hi there and welcome back to Renee’s Corner. Today I am bringing some sparkle and shine along with me through the presentation of my two Christmas Cards. These cards have lots of glitter, lots of colour and sweet Christmas imagery. Now that your interest is peaked….let’s jump right into today’s project!

Adding coloured glitter
  • Type of project: Card making
  • Occasion: Christmas
  • Style: Clean and Simple
  • Techniques used: Stencilling, colouring, die cutting
  • Decoration: Glitter and rhinestones
  • Main colour: Christmas colours
  • Medium used: Glitter, markers, pencil
  • Equipment used: Sizzix Big Shot, Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper cutter, Bee Scissors


Tones Tones Tones!

Glitter all the way.... with Santa and his team

The images and text in both cards, are placed against a backdrop that features the same stencil. I used jewel tones in blue and green  for one……. and  traditional reds and greens for the other.

Glitter anyone?

You may have noticed that I chose to add glitter to the text rather than die-cutting them out of glitter cardstock. One time I ran out of glitter card stock while creating a card for a customer. I went straight into panic mode until I realised I can simply add glitter to plain card stock and still have some glam. Would you believe I still do this sometimes and I thought I would share it with you. Many people believe that crafting is all about creating…they do not realise that it is also about creative problem solving. How about that!

How did I create these glittering beauties?

Creating the background

Creating a fun background

First thing I did was to create the background using Catherine Pooler inks and the Visible Image stencil “Breakout” (cool name that one), next I added glitter to the outer and inner parts of the stencil design and let it dry for pops of sparkle.

What about the text?…

Next I die cut the words “Merry Christmas” and added glitter to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and I also set it out to dry.

Let’s get us an image

I selected a playful Santa with a reindeer and coloured them with markers and coloured pencils and added a fun element to make the image wobble.

Putting it all together

All of the pieces together

Next I grabbed red scrap paper to add to the edge of the card. Putting everything together reminded me of why I loved card making.

Hope you enjoyed these glitzy cards. Please check often for more glam projects like this one….Come back soon!