Need a Shimmer Hack?

Can’t Resist Adding Shimmer

by Martha Lucia Gomez

A handmade Christmas Card featuring a textured pink and purple background with the sentiment Have a Holly Jolly Christmas appearing as a resist by Martha Lucia Gomez.

If you don’t mind getting a little ink on your hands, you can make a really fun background by using your fingers as an applicator for your inks! Combining this with a resist sentiment and of course, some shimmer makes for a fun and yet sophisticated card! Let me show you how.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes + dry time



Step 1

Stamp your image using VersaMark on a piece of watercolor paper.


Step 2

Cover the stamped image with White Embossing Powder and melt the powder with a heat tool.


Step 3

Select three colors of Memento Ink and apply it on the Imagine Craft Mat. Spray the ink with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 4

Apply the ink with the best tool that we have, our fingers. Mixing the colors or simply applying color by color works well. Try to cover the whole surface. NOTE: Memento is a dye ink and will temporarily stain your fingers, possibly past the first washing.


Step 5

If you did not get enough shimmer, spritz the piece after inking. Cut this piece with the stitched border die.


Step 6

To finalize the card cut the card base out of white cardstock. Cut a mat for the watercolor paper out of an alternate stitched border die. Adhere together with Tear It! Tape


  • Cardstock – white
  • Watercolor paper
  • Die cut machine
  • Lawn Fawn – stitched borders die set
  • Embossing mat
  • Joy Clair – Holly Jolly Santa Stamp Set
  • Heat tool



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