Create Shimmery Star with Texture and Shine

by Alison Heikkila


This card could be used for many occasions, but all the shimmer and shine and texture definitely fit the season!



Step 1

Using the Golden Glitz and Shimmery Silver Delicata inkers, squirt some of each on to your Craft Mat.


Step 2

Spritz with Ink Potion No. 9 to help keep the inks wet, and to get them to move easier. Using a brayer, roll and blend the colors together, covering the roller. Do not over mix the colors.


Step 3

Roll the brayer over smooth black cardstock. I used a scrap piece that already had a wave cut into the bottom. I went in all different directions. I didn’t cover the entire piece of cardstock. I wanted to leave some of the black showing.


Step 4

Once the ink is dry, run the piece of cardstock through a die cut/embossing machine while sandwiched between the embossing folder.

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Step 5

Gently rub Jet Black StazOn across the raised areas. Again, don’t go for full coverage. Trim the piece down to approximately 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″.


Step 6

Tape down a stencil on to a textured black cardstock circle. Mine is approximately 2 1/2″ wide. Squirt Amplify! in White on the stencil, and spread with a palette knife.


Step 7

Heat the Apmlify! with a heat tool. (You can see mine in the corner in the photo above.) The Amplify! will start to puff when it’s dry, which you can see on the right side of the photo.


Step 8

Ink the edges of the circle with Golden Glitz from the inkpad, and then Shimmery Silver.


Step 9

Draw some partial circles with Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Pico Embellisher around the black circle.


Step 10

Add some additional white dots using Wedding Dress irRESISTables Pico embellisher.


Step 11

Adhere the parts to a 10″ x 6 1/2″ white card base.


  • Spellbinders – Seth Apter Embossing Fold’er Gridiron
  • Cardstock – black and white
  • Brayer
  • Stencil Girl – Urban Insiders Start Stencil
  • Adhesive






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