I love to create backgrounds for my cards and using fun techniques to add more interest. To make this fun Valentine’s or love card today I used not only a really fun multi-color stamping technique but also, a SHINY INK PAD!! The Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink pad was perfect for stamping this background and adding some shine for even more interest on this CAS card!
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share the new Sheer Shimmer Stix with you! These handy, little guys come with dauber heads, so you can apply shimmer easily without the mess of a spray. We also have a new Rose Gold color and it’s *absolutely* gorgeous. Check out my video and see how you can use them to “watercolor” these images within 3 minutes!
For my card today I wanted to create a dreamy background and for that, I used a few Memento Inks and a Jumbo Dauber to add a well-blended background. Next, I added a few spatters of Sheer Shimmer on the card to add the beautiful shine. I stamped the critters using Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and quickly colored them with few Memento Markers and water. I fussy cut the images and adhered it on the inked card panel. I finished the card with a sentiment in black.
A big card, with a big message written on a small charm, can best describe the theme of this card. Using a lot of sparkle both on the background and on the white flowers and leaves, I enhanced the details of the background color and the plain whiteness of the floral decoration. The Sheer Shimmer Stix worked so nice on both the large surface of the stripes stencil and adding detail on the edges of the floral embellishments avoiding overuse of spraying shimmer on the paper and in places not required.
Skill: Beginner Time: 30min
Use a sponge dauber to apply the VersaColor Pinecone ink on the stripes stencil on the craft card, covering just above half of it on the long side.
Leave the stencil on the same place and apply the shimmer using the Sheer Shimmer Stix, easily and with no mess!
Use the Sheer Shimmer Stix on the edges of the paper flowers and leaves to add detail and color an 8-inch long piece of cotton cord with it.
Color the chipboard with the VersaFine CLAIR Glamorous and add sparkle with the Sheer Shimmer Stix.
Fill the metallic charm center heart with the irRESISTible Pico embellisher Morocco color and let it dry.
Set the craft card and the corrugated black paper on the card base using the Tear It! Tape.
First place the cord and the chipboard on the card.
Continue adding the flowers and the metallic charm.
I LOVE anything and everything rainbow in cardmaking, and if it sparkles, that’s even better! Making a rainbow watercolor background is pretty simple, but adding a good amount of sparkle without making mud can be more tricky. The Shimmer Stix are the PERFECT applicator to make a fun background that keeps its bright and vibrant colors without sacrificing any of the sparkle! I was so excited that the Shimmer Stix worked for this technique and can’t wait to try them with an ombre background, next!! I made two cards today, a birthday and hello card, plus check out the inside, too!!
Coral is Imagine’s Color of the month for February 2019. I couldn’t resist using this gorgeous Radiant Neon ink in Neon Coral!! It is really stunning. I wanted a bold contrasting color to pair with it so I chose the VersaFine Clair in Fantasia. They are a match made in heaven! I absolutely love the way the colors play off of each other. They are both strong, bold colors on their own and yet they work fabulously together!
I made both of these Thank You cards at the same time and they were completed quickly. Sometimes it’s nice to have a simple, yet beautiful thank you card ready to give at a moments notice.