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September 2016

You can stamp on glitter!

I've seen posts online that say it's possible to dye glitter with ink refills and I've watched Jennifer McGuire's video on making glitter die cuts. So *obviously* I began to wonder - can you stamp on glitter?? Answer: why yes, darling, you can!

Step 1: Cut your shape out of double-sided adhesive paper or foam paper.

Step 2: ADD GLITTER! Jennifer likes to burnish the glitter in, but I find it easier to sprinkle glitter onto some paper and rub the sticky surface into the glitter. Do what makes you happy.


Step 3: Stamp! It helps to have a MISTI stamping tool for this step because the impression is very light at first. You can stop at one impression if you want a pastel shade of your ink color, otherwise stamp the image several times until you're pleased with the result. 


You may want to buy some small cubes of ink and use them just for glitter because you will get some on your ink pad. It cleans up fairly easily though.


There you go! Hand stamped glitter stickers & embellishments! My MISTI is now a hot glittery mess, but I'm so pleased with myself I don't even care. 

IMG_4895TIP: Choose stamps with bold designs because fine lines get lost in the fabulous sparkle-fest.  

Much love & happy crafting! 



Use the link below to share your creative spark and inspire others by submitting your Glitter Stamping project. Remember... it doesn't have to be "perfect" to be beautiful! ;)


An InLinkz Link-up


Welcome to my brand-spanking new blog! I'm so excited I could easily stay awake all night posting things and playing with all the shiny new buttons on this blog. Sadly, I still have a "real job" and must focus on adulting for the next few months until I can relax for the winter. Never fear! I will find ways to procrastinate and shirk my responsibilities while making beautiful things.

The following how-to videos are coming soon:

  • Faux watercoloring technique
  • Metallic elements using alcohol ink
  • Papertrey Ink Star-Search video entry

Meanwhile, enjoy my September 2016 Papertrey Ink blog hop entry...

Papertrey Blog Hop

The challenge was to develop our creativity by keeping the design simple. This is the inspiration photo we were given:

Papertrey Blog Hop Sept 2016I decided to create a tag using black and green elements with simple craft accents. The foliage is from the new Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Holiday Greens Borders sets stamped in Simply Chartreuse, Olive Twist and Pinfeather. The sentiment is from their Holiday Tags 2013 collection stamped in Smoky Shadow. The greens are actually stamped on white Stamper Select paper from PTI and then "enhanced" using my faux watercoloring technique. Watch for a video coming soon! These were way easy to make and lots of fun.


Much love and happy crafting,