Don't you want to make this card ?!? Well then gather your supplies, I got a tutorial for ya!!
There is quite a list of stuff, that you will need, but don't worry, it is not hard! You need your paper that you are going to be stamping on, a stamp, versamark ink, embossing buddy, heat gun, powder pal, glitter, and heat and stick powder. I have the new Martha Stewart brown glitter, and wanted to try this with the trees. I saw my sister-in-law try something like this with the glue pad, but her image kept losing the glitter. This is pretty much permanent!
First off, as you can see in the picture above, you need to rub your paper with the embossing buddy. The powder won't stick to just your image if you do not use this first. It also gets rid of fingerprints and such, that the power attracts to. Next, stamp your chosen image with versamark ink, mine came from Lovely as a Tree. Then sprinkle/pour your heat and stick powder on top of the image. THIS IS NOT EMBOSSING POWDER - this is a glue that you heat with your heat tool, you can get it from Stampin' Up!
Shake off all the excess powder into your powder pal. I then blow on the image to make sure I am not going to have glitter sticking anywhere else but the image. Then you heat it up with the heat tool. Heat ONLY till it starts turning SHINY!! If you heat it too long, it will turn a whitish color and will not be sticky, and then is pretty much useless. Maybe that is when it is burnt, not sure, but trust me, nothing will stick for long...LOL. In the next picture you can really see how shiny it is.
Now you dump on your glitter. For hearts, you can go with red, for snowflakes - dazzling diamonds, flowers - blue, etc. Anything will work. And even with details images (such as the one I'm doing), it works awesome! If it doesn't work the first time, KEEP TRYING! It does work, I had a few mistakes myself, but really, who gets it on the first try...hehehe. After I am done that, I dump off the excess, turn it face down onto scrap paper and rub the back of it with my hand. This really helps to set the glitter.
Now for the final step, I go over it with a bristle brush or paintbrush (whatever happens to be the closest thing when I need it *wink*), and start to brush off the little bits that are around the image. I find glitter has a serious static charge, you may have alot around the paper, but don't worry, it should all come off. I find a small tip paintbrush works best in detailed images.
Remember, you can click on each picture to get a better view, since it will pop into the bigger picture.
Now here is a close up of the sparkles.
Ahhh, what a fun technique. I used vanilla, chocolate, close to cocoa, and Enchante DP for my card. I sponged my vanilla with cocoa (shoulda done that BEFORE the glitter) and matted it on the cocoa. I then matted it on chocolate that had been distressed with the cutter kit *love that little tool*.
I did the faux stitching around the enchante DP with my mat pack and the chocolate marker. I matted the to the chocolate chip and stamped my sentiment (Warmest Regards) with versamark ink. I sprinkled on white detail powder, embossing it, and then colored over it with my brown watercolor pencil, to take away the starkness of it. I added the three copper brads (Making Memories) using my mat pack for the spacing, and then matted on the tree image.
I punched to holes with the 1/4 rectangle punch, and threaded my twill tape through. I had sponged it first with cocoa, so it would be more distressed looking. I threaded it through the Aged Copper hodge podge buckle and tied the knot. It really looks awesome IRL with all that glitter, and it sparkles in browns and copper, so it is perfect for fall. Have fun and happy stamping!!