July 12, 2010

For the Love of Glitter Glue

Linking up with Heaven is a Bookstore for Martha Monday ...




I've been handmaking greeting cards for all occasions for the last few months and wanting to expand on my simple cut and paste techniques. I picked up a set of inexpensive watercolor pencils recently ($5.99 at JoAnn) and started playing.


I used a black ink pad to stamp a bunch of images on a sheet of card stock (that I had already punched some tags out of) ... birds, butterflies, dragonflies and flowers. I felt like a little kid again, coloring the pictures with my new pencils!


They changed somewhat after painting over them with a dampened paintbrush ...


But the real magic happened when I embellished with clear glitter glue ...


There was more magic when Hubby started making pina coladas -- God, I love a man who can work a blender!


I completed two birthday cards that I am quite happy with. Hopefully, the recipients will be as well ...



7 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

omg, butterflies and a pina colada all in the same picture. I just had an aaaahhhhh moment.

heavenisabookstore said...

Wow that ARE really nice! You completely threw me with the pina colada line - lol! I love the glitter, it really makes them stand out.

Just Breathe said...

Love them, they are awesome. You are very talented.

cathyjoy said...

nice! i would need pina coladas to even attempt anything like that!

cfoxes33 said...

Those are gorgeous!

lisaschaos said...

Love them! I usually color mine with pencils but hadn't thought about the watercolor thing and glitter. Very nice!

kayembee said...

Awesome! Your next business: "Cards by Jayaycee"!