Thursday, September 16, 2010

Technique Thursday ~ Diamond Dust Technique

Welcome to another edition of Technique Thursday! I'm super excited to share this technique with you, it's called Diamond Dust and it's been a favorite of mine for years because it includes one of my favorite things, glitter! It's very easy to do, and of course adding glitter to anything makes it better, so why not add lots of glitter to the whole image?!?! Here we go...

Stamp image as desired, for this one I used Serene Snowflakes with Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Basic Gray ink:

Apply Versamark to the entire image, by laying your stamped image on Grid Paper and blotting Versamark all over it:

Next, cover the entire image with Heat & Stick Powder:

Once you've got the entire image covered in Heat & Stick powder, use your Heat Tool to "melt" the powder until your image looks like this:

Next, cover the melted Heat & Stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter:

Finally, be sure to use the Heat Tool to set the glitter into the melted Heat & Stick powder.

Here's the finished product...I just had to take these pictures outside so you can see just how sparkly they really are!

Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Backgrounds I Texturz Plates for the Big Shot, and of course Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with the Heat Tool.

Here's another sample using this technique:

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirles
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder with the Big Shot, and of course Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with the Heat Tool.

And one more sample using this technique:

Stamp Sets: Flower Fancy, Curly Cute
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, and of course Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with the Heat Tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by for this edition of Technique Thursday! We'd love to see what you create with this technique, so please play along and link your projects below!


  1. oh this is so pretty! Wonderful job Kerin!

  2. I think I have found my technique for my class.....thanks so much for the beautiful sample Kerin. These are GORGEOUS!!!!

  3. wow Kerin -- these are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a great technique and beautiful samples! Blessings, Gretchen

  4. Great reminder of this wonderful technique. I love all the sparkle. Will have to dig mine out and use it!

  5. Yeah this is a wonderful technique I've used it a few times, as accents on cards or like the full card you've done, but thanks for the reminder, I will send my friend who had asked about heat and stick powder here.

  6. This is gorgeous!!! I have never done this before and I cant wait to try it. Thanks!

  7. Your samples are so beautiful- thanks for the tutorial and I will have to try this technique ASAP since I have had the Heat & Stick powder for years and have not used it yet:-)

    Thanks again for all of your inspiration!

  8. Very pretty! I love all the sparkle!

  9. This looks like such fun. I am going to try it out asap. thanks foir tutorial.

  10. LOL very tricky! I'll be trying this as you know! Awesome refresher Kerin!

  11. This is really quite elegant, nice work.

    where do you buy the heat and stick powder? Also do you need a special glitter to be able to melt it?


  12. I am so glad I found this site...I just made this card and it turned out awesome. Thank You so much for sharing this with the world. I love your site. :)

  13. Awesome, I didn't have any heat and stick, but works the same with iridescent ice!! Good to know lol.

  14. Love this. I'm definitely going to share this technique with our card group. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love this....I'd like to share this technique with our card making group. Can you tell me where I can purchase these items? I live in a small hamlet in northern Alberta and there isn't a scrapbooking store close to us......I have to order online. Is there one place where I can purchase all the items at the same time? Thank you so much for your help.

  16. Hello. I just tried this tutorial. When I first stamped my images and applied the Versamark, the Versamark left ink marks all over my paper. Thoughts?