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P K Glitz

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I created this card for P K Glitz last month and thought you would like to see it! It’s a glittered mosaic card coupled with a heat embossed chipboard circle. The circle is double-embossed so that the greeting really has great dimension like the chipboard circle.

P K Glitz


P K Glitz glitter, embossing powder and WonderFilm

Ranger ink

Border punch, ribbon, chipboard circle and My Mind’s Eye paper

There are so many great winter digital stamps out there that it’s hard to pick! I’m partial to Michelle Perkett’s stamps (ok, I’m on her DT, but there is a very good reason for that – I LOVE her stamps!) for their great detail and whimsiness!

There’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! Don’t forget to enter – you have until Monday afternoon.

I’ll be showing you 3 different ones today that I’ve colored with glitter! Yes, you can color with glitter! All you need is an adhesive to hold the glitter and acetate.

Here are the steps:

  • Select digital stamp
  • Print it on acetate. I use laser printer transparencies from Home Depot.
  • Select glitter colors and get them out ready to use.
  • Open a bottle of Crystal Lacquer and attach needle tip.
  • Usually it is best to “color” on the dull side of the print. If there is writing in the image, you can print a in “mirror” like a t-shirt print. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there are large solid areas that are black, it will look dull from the printing. When turned over, the printing looks really sharp and detailed. Your choice.
  • “Color” areas with the Crystal Lacquer that you would like to use the darkest glitters colors on first. Through experience, I’ve found dark to light works the best.
  • Sprinkle on 1st glitter color and shake off excess. Tap back into the jar, coffee filter, glitter tray – whatever works for you.
  • Repeat until the image is colored in.
  • Set aside to dry in a safe place, lacquer up (like away from prying paws or excess fan breeze).

After you add each glitter color, flip the image over and see what it looks like. If you happen to go out of the lines (we all do, it’s ok), use needle tip tweezers or some other pointy object to nudge the glitter and lacquer back into the right spots. Try to do this very soon after adding the glitter as it hasn’t dried yet and is easy to move.

So you’ve got this beautiful glittery image, how do you attach it to your project? There are many ways!

  • Dot some Crystal Lacquer on the back of the dried glitter areas on the image. Be careful as the lacquer spreads very easy and you don’t want extra lacquer peeking out from behind your image!
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Staples
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape then hide from the front with a paper flap or other embellishment
  • Decorative corners that the trimmed image can get tucked under to be secured
  • Stitch it down

Ok, are you ready to see her? A lot of the mumbo jumbo above will make sense when you see the card. Remember to click on the card to see a larger version of it for the detail.

P K Glitz


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, silk flowers, ribbon, eyelets and tiles

Mojo Monday sketch #166

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

OK, so I’m a little behind with Project 12 yet again! I strive to catch up with my UFO’s (un finished objects) by the end of the year which includes this project! I’m not THAT far behind. 🙂

I am using another beautiful BasicGrey line – Porcelain. Isn’t it gorgeous for this month? I went to England, so it fit the quaint, older feel that I was looking for to match the pictures. It was a great trip!

I included some cool stamping using Ippity Stamps! I stamped on the patterned paper and over the sticker letters then highlighted them with glitter. LOVE how it came out. Don’t forget that I sell Ippity Stamps!

Project 12

Project 12

Project 12

Project 12


Ippity Stamps

Tsukineko ink

P K Glitz glitter and WonderFilm

Border punch and lace

BasicGrey paper and stickers

Becky Fleck sketch

There’s a great card and scrapbook page sketch challenge that just got posted at P K Glitz today!

Check it out! There is a great prize involved!!

Here are my samples to get you started.

P K Glitz


P K Glitz glitter, E P Max, Sticky Tape

Ranger & Tsukineko ink

Crystal Lacquer

The Stamps of Life, Thanks2You set

Spellbinders die


My Mind’s Eye paper

P K Glitz


P K Glitz embossing powder, glitter, E P Max

The Stamps of Life, Icons4us, Thanks2Fall, boxes4abc sets

Ranger ink

My Mind’s Eye paper

Heat embossing is one of my favorite things to do with a rubber stamp. Stephanie at The Stamps of Life has some truly great solid stamps for that. LOVE IT!

For this card, the pumpkin was heat embossed with P K Glitz E P Max. That is embossing powder pumped full of awesome glitter! When the image is heated, the powder seals in the glitter so it totally stays put while giving this great sparkle. Really neat stuff!

The words are heat embossed also but with regular powder. The strip of green sparkle is Sticky Tape with glitter on it. Oh, and isn’t that punched bat border just too cute?? Can’t beat off-season sales! I think I got that punch in March or something on a clearance rack for like $3! Yipppeeee!!!

P K Glitz


P K Glitz E P Max, embossing powder, glitter, Sticky Tape

The Stamps of Life clear stamps, Thanks2Fall, basic4abc, Youare2kind

Border punch

I’ve been a member of The Stamps of Life monthly stamp club since the beginning! I just LOVE the clear stamp sets that Stephanie comes up with every month! They are SO versatile, easy to use and plain FUN!

The Stamps of Life is a Preferred Partner at P K Glitz through the end of the year, so you’ll see more projects with her stamps combined with P K Glitz products. Use them for inspiration for your own projects!

Here are a couple heat embossed cards to share:

The Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life


The Stamps of Life, youare2kind and icons4us

P K Glitz E P Max embossing powder

Ranger ink

BasicGrey paper

Border punch


Today was one of those days that Prickley Pear was perfect for my projects!

This card was fun to create since I combined heat embossing with dry embossing. The orange panel is vellum dry embossed then colored with Copics on the back for a stained glass effect. The stamped image is by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and heat embossed using 2 different colors of embossing powder. The image is stamped once then sprinkled with one color in one area first, then the 2nd color is added after shaking off any excess of the first powder. A fun effect especially when an image is perfect for it like this one.

Prickley Pear


Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Sizzix embossing folder

Ranger embossing ink

P K Glitz Pumpkin and Pine Forest embossing powder

Copic markers


CPS Sketch #190

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Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?