Wishing You a Day that Sparkles

by Roni Johnson

Wishing You a Day that Sparkles - cardmaking tutorial

Our color of the month is Lime Green…a color that I love. It is so vibrant and cheerful it always makes me smile. Something else that makes me smile is glitter. I know I know, many of you are out there shaking your heads thinking I’m crazy but seriously, the beautiful shimmer and sparkle of glitter is just so pretty. Glitter gets a bad rap but it’s so fun to use so I want to share a way to use glitter without having to deal with the mess. My solution…Creative Medium! Check it out!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time


Step 1

Cut a 3.75” x 5” black cardstock panel. Place the panel on the craft mat; position a stencil over the panel and secure the stencil to the mat using tape.

Step 2

Scoop out a small dollop of Clear Creative Medium onto the craft mat. Sprinkle the desired amount of glitter over the medium and blend with the small trowel.

Step 3

Spread the blended medium over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a batch of Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium and a second color of glitter; spread it over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a final batch of the medium using Green Iridescent Creative Medium and the darkest color of glitter and spread it over the card base.

Step 4

Immediately remove the stencil and wash off any medium and glitter that remains. Let the medium dry naturally, the example was left to dry overnight.

Step 5

Trim and mat the glitter panel on a lime green panel and affix it to a green card base using Tear It! Tape. Stamp sentiment “Wishing You a Day that Sparkles” or any sentiment that you have in VersaFine Clair on a scrap of lime green cardstock. Mat with green cardstock. Affix the sentiment to the card using On Point Glue.


  • Stencil (maker unknown)
  • Sentiment stamp
  • German Glass Glitter – Moss, Lime Green, Green
  • Cardstock – Black, Green, Lime Green
  • Scissors

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