Monday, June 15, 2020

Technique Hop - "Let It Shimmer!"

Welcome to our 
"Let It Shimmer!" 
Technique Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring techniques that will incorporate our FABULOUS Shimmer Brushes!!  

Come on in and check it out!

If you have come here from the Darlys'  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

Let it Shimmer!..This is one of my FAVORITE techniques! 
I adore Sparkle & Shine & love to incorporate it into whatever project I'm working on.
Close To My Heart now carries 15 different colors of Shimmer Brushes, and EACH of them is so, so BEAUTIFUL! 

Take a look at my card below, and even though it looks like there is no shimmer on this card, you'll soon see those "close up" photos and you'll be able to tell that YES --- there is LOTS of shimmer on this card design!! 

Take a look... 

This card design comes from our Make It From Our Heart How-To Book. I used the Volume 1, pattern #26 and I turned the card a quarter turn for this card design. 

I used TWO stamp sets that are a part of the Bring Back Your Pack - Brushed Bundle.  

Take a peek these TWO stamp sets---
 D1602 Budding Friendship
D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful

Look at these BEAUTIFUL stamp sets!  The Butterfly stamp sets "get me" every time :)  I can't help myself!! 

Let's take a look at the 3 ways I used the Shimmer Brush on this card. 

1. Clear Shimmer Brush --- over top of the flowers

I ADORE using the Clear Shimmer brush over top of already stamped artwork!  You can see a bit of the shiny sparkle on the pink & lagoon colored flowers.
For the pink flower, I used Smoothie ink for the outline image & Pixie for the inside. 

The teal flower was created by using Lagoon ink. The outline was stamped in Lagoon & the inside was stamped with Lagoon - 1st generation. First Generation means that I inked up the inside part of the flower in Lagoon ink, stamped that image on scrap paper ....and then without reinking the stamp image, I stamped it directly INSIDE the flower!  So if you haven't know before, EVERY ink pad has at least 2 shades (if not 3 shades) of color! 

2. Lagoon Shimmer Brush - highlight words

It's best to use Intense Black Ink, or a non-smearing ink when highlighting words ;) ...however, I DID use our waterbased inks when I created this & it didn't smear! :)  I only did ONE (and only one) swipe across the words -- nothing smeared!! Yay!! 
I wish you could see that Lagoon shimmer in person --its SO pretty! :) 

3. Bashful Shimmer Brush --- used to Splatter the Background. 
(Bashful is a retired shimmer brush...but there are plenty of other colors to choose from! ;) ) 
 Take a look at the top Right of the photo...and you'll see the shiny splatters there!  It's so fun to tap your Shimmer Brush on your finger & watch the "splatter" take place on your paper.  When doing this technique, you'll want to MAKE SURE your work space is cleared from any projects you don't want splattered :) LOL!!  The splattering tends to go a lot farther on your workspace, than expected. :) 

Another "Shiny Item" I used on this card, is our Holographic Papers :) :)
We have two different colors & I used the Oasis shade, and again...if you could see this in person, you would be amazed that iridescent, shiny look of this beautiful paper! 

This photo from CTMH, captures the Holographic shine a bit better. 

I hope you enjoyed this card & technique and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!  The Brushed Paper Bundle/Stamp sets will be leaving us on July 31, 2020. (or while supplies last) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to the talented Miss Carrie's Creations Blog to see her beautiful creation!


Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and make sure to check out the May/June mini Idea book before it leaves us on June 30, 2020!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!



  1. LOVE all the different ways you added shimmer on here!

  2. Beautiful card, Krista! Great way to use a variety of shimmer brushes.

  3. Gorgeous shimmer and I love the splatter!

  4. So pretty! i love all the shimmer!

  5. Love all the shimmer! (To help save my workspace, I place my project in an empty CTMH shipping box and then splatter away. The box walls contain any "mess.")


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