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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scrappy Angie's: Distress Glitter vs Stickles Dry Glitter

This month we are showcasing Rangers and it's all about the GLITTER today! :)

I am going to show you two yummy glitter today - brand new in - the differences between the Tim Holtz Distress Glitter vs Stickles Dry Glitter


First up, let's talk about the Distress Glitter. It's a wonderful new product by Tim Holtz and it's so shiny! Best part, it's inkable with your distress inks, you can dry it with a heat gun and it won't melt PLUS it comes in 24 yummy distress colors! How can anyone resist this? :) Let me show you how I made a card using Distress Glitter and some other Ranger products.

1. I embossed a piece of white cardstock (3 7/8" x 4 3/8") with the Sizzix Big Shot and some embossing folders. 

2. Then grab the Tim Holtz Christmas {limited edition} distress inks (Evergreen Bough/Festive Berries) and start inking with Ranger's ink blending tool

3. Next grab your favorite stamp (the snowflake is by Unity Stamp) and ink it with some Versamark watermark embossing ink.

4. While it's still sticky - pour some Stamp n Bond sticky powder onto the stamped images.

5. Flick or use a dry brush to get the excess off and pour it back into the jar. Next, just use your Ranger heat tool to melt the Stamp n Bond powder. When it's melted, it will act as an adhesive.

6. Quickly pour the Distress Glitter onto the stamped images. Here I am using Peacock Feathers. One of my favorites!!

7. After that, flick or use a dry brush again to get the excess off and pour the remaining glitter back into the jar. And this is what you will get! Superb stamped glittered images! All I did was to adhere it to a kraft cardstock (4 6/8" x 4 1/8") and you get your festive card (You can view the card here). Isn't it gorgeous??


Next, is the Stickles Dry Glitter. Although it looks similar to the distress glitter, this is much finer in granules. How does it compare to the regular Stickles? This does not have adhesive and it has a much better coverage. Here's a card I made with it.

1. Put some Glossy Accents around your image. Here I am doing a border with it.

2. Next, quickly pour your Stickles Dry Glitter onto the glossy accents. Be quick because glossy accents does dry fairly quick.

3. Once you get everything covered, flick the excess off and pour the remaining back into the jar.

4. Wait for it to dry (it will only take a while) and there you have it! A glittered border in a few quick simple steps. (You can view the card here)

This technique can also be done using the Distress Glitter - as long as it's a "wet" adhesive, it will work.


At the end of the day - it really depends on what kind of glitter you prefer. The super fine one that lays almost flat after drying {Stickles Dry Glitter} or the one that has the 3d effect and shines when the light hits it {Distress Glitter}.

For me, I like it both and I want it in all colors!! :)

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