Glitter tips!

Yesterday was my SIL’s birthday and she likes sock monkeys so made her this card:


You pull the tab and it pops up to reveal the sentiment. I have a tutorial on how to make the card on this post if you are interested, it is very easy! The monkey stamp is from Stampin up and to get the impressionist look I colored it with watercolor pencils. I colored the background first with blue, yellow and green and spritzed it with water then colored on the damp paper with the same pencils to leave the “brushstrokes” then when it was dry I colored the monkey and blended with a damp brush. I used Inktense pencils from Derwent.

Glitter Tips!

To adhere glitter that will dry in seconds I use clear nail polish. I am done with stickles and glitter glue because I always smear it. The nail polish dries before I can possibly drop the card or stick my elbow in it. Great tip for clumsy crafter! I gave my kids all of my stickles:)

To remove glitter from my silicone craft mat (Yes, I know nothing s supposed to stick to it but glitter and embossing powder clings to a craft mat with a vengeance!) I wrap a piece of old-fashioned masking tape around my hand and press it to the mat to pick it up. Easy and done!

One of my daughters also made a card for her aunt, she loves the fancy folds as much as her momma!


Yep, my 7 year old’s card making skills are as good as mine…what took me so long to learn?  🙂

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!