Quick DIY Card With Glitter Paste

Posted by Dana Joy
Learn how to make a quick card using Distress Ink, a stencil and glitter paste. Get ready to sparkle and shine!

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Learn how to make a quick card using Distress Ink, a stencil and glitter paste. Get ready to sparkle and shine!

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  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
  • White Cardstock
  • Bone Folder
  • BoBunny Double Dot Glitter Paste - Pink Punch
  • The Crafter's Workshop Template Urban Landscape
  • #3 Painters Masking Tape
  • Art Alterative Artist Palette Knife
  • Veramark Frost
  • WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White
  • Ranger Black Cardstock 8.5" x 11"
  • Lawn Fawn - So Much To Say Stamp Set

Using a stencil along with distress ink and glitter paste could not be any easier. All you need to do is work in layers starting with the distress ink. First, lay the stencil down over a card base and tape it down with some painter or washi tape. This will prevent your stencil from moving when you start to blend on your distress ink.

Blend on a rich layer of distress ink. If you want to you can use multiple colors of distress ink. The design and colors are totally up to you. Don't worry about blending in the ink to a seamless finish. Once you apply the glitter paste it will cover up any imperfections.

Since this stencil has a base design and a outline it will work perfectly with my glitter paste. My first lay of course is the distress ink and my outline will be the glitter paste. I'm going to move my stencil up and work with the outline. The paste will add texture to a card and give it some sparkle. I mean, sparkle on a card is magical. LOL Using a palette knife, spread on a thin layer of glitter paste over the stencil. Wipe any excess paste back into the jar. You don't want to waste any.

Now for the magic. Once you lift up the stencil you will get have this amazing outline of glitter paste around the initial image. Look how gorgeous that glitter paste it. Using the same color in the distress ink really makes my outline look amazing. Remember, you can use any color combo you like. I just love the tone on tone look of the buildings. Set your card panel aside until it is dried.

I used a piece of black card stock and stamped a hello greeting in Versamark. I heat set it with white embossing powder. Just adding this little bit of black to my card really made my design pop.

Stenciling with glitter paste can make a card sparkle with little effort. You can stencil with multiple glitter paste at once. It would make a very colorful card with lots of texture. Give it a try. You'll be glad you did.