Emily Pitts adds some sparkle!

Emily Pitts adds some sparkle!

Hello friends! Emily here today with a technique to add sparkle to your scrapbooking. I have fallen in love with crushed glitter glass, it's a chunkier version of glitter, therefore it doesn't stick to everything and end up on you nose, eyelids, and forehead when you are using it. I also love how it sounds when it's falling on a page, like tinkling glass almost.


I tried this technique first with this card I made for Jillibean Soup a while back. I thought the glitter would be a festive touch to a New Year's card, I tried to make it look like the confetti that falls from the ceiling on that holiday. 


I thought it would make a fun page treatment on a layout, I was right. I tried it on this page, but instead of clustering all my dots at the top and letting them fall down through the design, I spread them out evenly from top to bottom, in a semi-random pattern. I think it helps to lead your eye through the layout about my son.


It's really simple to add some sparkle. 

I use a quick drying tacky glue, like Aleene's Fast Grab, and dab a bunch of random dots on my paper. 


Then I sprinkle each dot with the glitter glass, lightly press it with my hand, but don't add too much pressure or your won't get the balled look. I let it sit for a few minutes, then I carefully tap the excess glitter off the page and return it to its storage container. I let the paper fully dry and continue on with my layout.


I love the 3D effect it gives to my design, and it brings a nice texture to the project as well. I encourage you to give it a try!

~  Emily Pitts



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  1. TracyM #6773 April 23, 2014 at 9:24 am

    OH MY – your card & layout look FABULOUS Emily!!!
    LOVE the chunky texture and now that you have described it, I want to hear that tinkle too 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  2. barbara macaskill April 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

    LOVE your card and layout!! I am a firm believer that all things are better with GLITTER!!! The crushed glass is one of my favorite types of glitter and I agree that the tinkle is a delightful sound! TFS!

  3. Kathleen Spaeth April 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Just remember that you are touching crushed glass, so wash your hands after using it and don’t rub your eyes or face while using it. Thankfully this type of Glitter is too heavy to blow back in your eyes, but it can be harmful if you forget it is on your fingers. I know that this is common sense, but you would be shocked at the number of ladies who don’t remember to wash their hands! Thank you for the great suggestion of using the Fast Drying Tacky Glue. I have used this Crushed Glass Glitter on my Cards, but I don’t thinly spread out the Glue and I go lightly on the amount of Glitter I use. This way you can mail that pretty card very easily and without having to place extra postage on it.

  4. Janet Zeppa April 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    What a cool product! It looks fabulous!

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