Glitter Die Cut Piecing (Sparkle Dust) + WCMD Giveaways!

October 7, 2017

Happy World Cardmaking Day all (I hope your days are filled with fun crafting)! Today’s video shares how to create colorful glitter embellishments for your cards using intricate die cuts. Also, provided me with $25 gift certificates that I can giveaway to three of you (more info at the end of this post)!

Watch the full video HERE in HD!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible)

To start the technique, I covered a sheet of cardstock with strong 0.50-inch tape to create a full sheet of double-sided adhesive. Then, I cut the intricate Gilded Ornaments dies out of the adhesive cardstock (make sure that all of the little pieces stay in the cardstock.

I started peeling the release paper off of areas where I wanted to apply glitter to reveal the super sticky adhesive. Then, I applied the Sparkle Dust on top of the adhesive and buffed it in using my bone folder to ensure that it will stay put. This glitter is super fine and gives beautiful velvety results without being obnoxious. I repeated the same process until all of the dies were covered in glitter.

To ensure that no glitter will rub off, I added a coating of clear embossing powder on top of the die cuts. This enhances the sparkle and protects you from getting glitter everywhere! You could also use Glossy Accents to add a clear coating and add dimension to the embellishments (that will dry better on smaller die cuts).

For the textured background, I used the Circle Confetti cover plate die with an embossing mat to create a simple textured background. I added a grateful die cut on top of the ornament (on the inside you could write for you this Holiday season) because I can always use appreciation cards! To finish it off, I created little enamel hearts using Nuvo Drops.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!


In honor of my new FREE beginner cardmaking class and world cardmaking day, has been generous enough to provide $25 gift certificates to three of you!

Here is what you need to do to enter:

UPDATE: The 3 winners have been randomly chosen and contacted! Be sure to stay updated on my blog and social media for future giveaways. Thanks for entering. 🙂


There is a mega sale going on at right now for all cardmaking supplies and products! Click on the picture below to start shopping the sale. 🙂

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  • Reply Kathy Dippner October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial. I have quite a bit of glitter that I don’t use because of the mess to recipients. I’ll try this idea.

  • Reply Valerie Breingan October 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Simon.I made cards all day Saturday.Great save on your card,it’s wonderful.

  • Reply Arianna Barbara October 9, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Hi Simon!
    Such a gorgeous card!!! You’re great!
    I’m already subscribed to your YT channel as Arianna Barbara.
    I spent the World Cardmaking Day and all the weekend making cards for a lot of my friends’birthdays. October is a month full of birthdays for me!
    I’ve just signed up for your cardmaking class ! Can’t wait to learn more tips from you!
    Thanks for this chance to win!!!

  • Reply Nadine Bontatibus October 9, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I love the idea of clear embossing over the glitter! I can’t wait to try that. Thank you for your inspiration!

  • Reply marylouh October 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I subscribe to your channel and watched the video.
    I love how you put the sparkle onto the ornaments.
    Beautiful cards.
    On WCMD I was cleaning up my craft room from the craft
    classes I taught last week – then onto my Halloween
    cards. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Karen T October 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Gorgeous card and great technique! Love the sparkle! I subscribe to your channel and your blog. Love your creativity. My plans for WCMD were making holiday cards for charity, and I made a lot!

  • Reply Karen T October 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I just signed up for your class, Simon! Thank you! It looks amazing! And I forgot to say… thank you to for the awesome giveaways!

  • Reply Paula J October 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for showing the Nuvo product. I was curious about it and the mousses. Beautiful card!

  • Reply Kathryn Dakai October 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I just recently subscribed to your You Tube channel. I love your tutorials. Even though I have been making cards for a long time, it is always great to learn something new. Thanks!

  • Reply Taylor Woods October 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    my world scrapbooking day will be spent making my daughters wedding invitation s, place settings and thank you cards for their gifts!

    Wonderful. The wedding is 8th December – yes this year!!!! Only got engaged 17-9-2017 ahhhhhhh

    lots to do but what fun

  • Reply Valerie Breingan October 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Hi again Simon,I had to hop back over to brush up on this card again,cause I love it.Thanks😁

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