Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tip-It Tuesday: Any Color Glimmer Mist

Hey everyone!

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to the FIRST ever Tip-It Tuesday here at My Thoughts Exactly :D If you read my post yesterday and entered my giveaway then you know I asked you all which weekly segment at MTE you were most excited about. I expected most people to say Freebie Friday (who doesn't love freebies?), but I was surprised to see that so far you're actually most excited for TODAY! That's pretty cool :) (But now the pressure is ON for good tips!!).

First of all let me tell you a little about Tip-It Tuesday. Every Tuesday I will be sharing a TIP, TRICK, or TUTORIAL with you. MOST of these will probably be little tips, though I do hope to grow into doing more tutorials for you (in fact, if you have a tutorial you'd like to see, please email me! If you send it, I will make it :P). Now sometimes you might read a tip or trick and go "Uh, DUH, I knew that already," but my hope is that every Tuesday I will help SOMEBODY, and that most of the time you will be saying "Oh, COOL, why didn't I think of that?"

Ok, ok, ON to the TIP!

This week's tip: Make ANY color glimmer mist!!

Now I know there are tutorials out there to completely make your own glimmer mist. If you're the kind of person who's willing to do that, this tip probably isn't helpful for you. Personally, I am way too lazy to do that. BUT I still love to save money, and let's face it, Glimmer Mist is pricey. PLUS I usually want my Glimmer Mist to match my project, not just any old run-of-the-mill color.

So here's what I do:

1. Buy ONE bottle of Pearl Glimmer Mist
2. Buy a couple bottles of alcohol ink
(I went for the basic rainbow, I would definitely get your primary colors if nothing else)
3. Buy mini reusable spray/spritz bottles of your choice
4. Pour SMALL amount of Glimmer Mist into spritz bottle
(NOTE: SHAKE Glimmer Mist before pouring it in)
5. Add a few drops of alcohol ink
(The more drops the darker the color. MIX colors to get exactly what you want)
6. Shake it up
7. BAM. Glimmer Mist in ANY color you want WHEN you want it.

Wanna see this baby in action? Check out this card I made for my dad's 51st birthday:

See how beautifully the grungy (glimmer grunge?) background matches the Twisted Teal Trendy Twine?? I love it! And as you can see, once again I used a wonderfully witty stamp from Unity Stamp Company, Consider Yourself Vintage. Seriously LOVE these stamps!

I hope you enjoyed this first ever Tip-It Tuesday :D

If you've got an awesome tip you'd like to share, I'd LOVE if you would email me! I'll be looking for Tip-It Tuesday GUEST BLOGGERS!! There's never just one person who has all the amazing ideas is there?

Don't forget to check out my FIRST post and enter my Blog Relaunch GIVEAWAY! Lots of yummy goodies up for grabs :D

Big bloggy hugs <3


  1. Awesome tip Alyssa! Love the way the color matches the Trendy Twine! FAB first tip!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. love this! I just made my first spray a few days ago and love it!

  3. Cute card and great tip, too. Love how it matches that awesome twine ;)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  4. Aweesssoooommme! I have all this!

  5. Great card, perfectly masculine in every way!

  6. I can tell that I am going to love this blog.

  7. Great card, love the unity stamp set too

  8. Great idea. TFS Lovely card.

  9. Love this card, especially the cutout numbers>....

  10. Such a great design with this old car. Love that big number and colors too.

  11. This card is GORGEOUS!!! Love it. Saw it being featured by Angela too :)

  12. The large number really grabbed my attention!

  13. Fabulous card! Love the look of that technique! I will have to try to make my own too :) TFS!

  14. Great tip! Awesome masculine card! Thank you!!!

  15. I love this! What a great way to use a vintage car!!!

  16. Gorgeous card, Alyssa!! Love the vintage image and the fab design!!