clean & simple sunday #24

Last week, I received a small order from A Muse|Studio and included in my order was a little jar of Simple Stick. I wanted to give the Simple Stick product a try since I’ve never used it before but thought it might be just the product I needed to give my project elements a solid coating of glitter. Before I could even post anything here I had to figure out how to use it!  This is the card I  created using Simple Stick and glitter…

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Simple Stick, is a fine, white, powdery substance that comes packaged in the same size little jar as the A|S glitter and works as a heat-activated adhesive. To use Simple Stick, stamp your image in any of our A|S pigment inks, dust with Simple Stick powder, heat the powder with your Milwaukee heat tool the same way you would heat an embossing powder. When the powder melts to a shine, turn off the heat tool and dust the image with glitter. This technique won’t work with a dye-based ink pad, it has to be a pigment ink.

For this particular card, I cut a large heart in shell card stock with my heart trio dies. I pressed the heart shape into the shell ink pad to moisten it so it would accept the Simple Stick. I dusted the moistened heart with Simple Stick powder, tapped off the excess and heated it with my Milwaukee heat tool. Once the powder was melted, I dusted the whole heart with A|S white glitter, tapped off the excess and then set the glitter with the heat tool again for a few seconds.The results are wonderful, much better than trying to glitter the heart with a glue pen!  As you can see, I got a nice, solid coverage of glitter. I’m very pleased with how this product works and I know I will incorporate it into future projects.

As for the details of this card, I used a latte base card, stamped the script background onto vanilla card stock using latte ink and then mounted this panel on a square of sugar card stock. I wrapped a vanilla satin 5/8″ ribbon around the base card as an accent and attached the glittered heart to the stamped panel using foam squares. The photo of this card doesn’t do it justice—It’s really a lovely, subtle, romantic card… perfect for valentines day, a wedding or even an anniversary!


  1. Ooo, that’s a gorgeous card. It’s delicate and romantic – love it!

  2. Lucky me got to see it on the camera, just photographed 🙂 It is even more beautiful up close!!

  3. LisaVerizzi says:

    I love this card. It is simple enough for my kids to tackle with very little help form me.
    Thanks for the tutorial on the Simple Stick. I was just wrestling with the best way to get my glitter to stick. Will it work with the chunky glitter as well?

  4. Thank you, ladies!! It is such a pretty card in real life… I have it out and displayed and I just loved to look at it…
    YES, I do believe the chunky glitter will work with the simple stick, too, Lisa. Try using a Versamark pad (if you have one) as the ink base because that type of ink is a little stickier than normal pigment ink and you may need that extra hold with the chunkier glitters.