Monday, March 22, 2010

Surf and Sand by Emily Montenaro

I have to admit that I’m normally a “flat adhesive” kinda girl when it comes to using glitter on my cards. I’ve had the Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive in my stash for a while, but usually reach for a two-way glue pen. The two-way glue pen is ok for the neutral glitters, but I found that it just didn’t bring out the color very well for colored glitter. So I pulled out the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and started playing. WOW – what a difference! The Dries Clear adhesive really brought out the color and sparkle in the glitter! And by adding the Ultrafine Metal Tip, I was able to add glitter in detailed spots on this surf design. I stamped the waves, sun, and surf board with the Art Glitter black stamp pad and then all of the “coloring” was done with Dries Clear adhesive and glitter – not even one marker! Such a fun and easy way to add color and sparkle all at the same time!

Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter in Fire Engine
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in Lemone’, Tropical Rain, and Fauna
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip
Art Glitter Black Stamp Pad
Rubber Stamps: Surfboard, Curling Waves, Sun, and Enjoy the ride by A Muse Artstamps
Shimmer Couture paper in Robin’s Egg Blue (trimmed to A6 size) by A Muse Artstamps
White cardstock by A Muse Artstamps
Foam tape



  1. Ohhh love the sparkle on the board. Cute card!

  2. Emily,

    I love, love, love this card! It is just so adorable - great job!

    Elaine Allen

  3. Very cute card. I love the glitter on the surfboard. I totally just scored some of your glitter for $2 at a garage sale new in the package and I cannot wait to use it.

  4. How wonderful! I love the monogram card. I just saw some great ideas Martha Stewart was using the artglitter for. I'm very inspired by both of you. Thanks. Lisa