Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sparkle & Shine Technique Blog Hop

If you've arrive from Darlys' blog, you're in the right place! If you've become dazed by all the shiny things, Melissa has a list of all the participants this month.

The calendar may say August but crafters know it really the beginning of the holiday season! Last month my card class theme was Christmas and CTMH gave us a Christmas in July Flash Sale.

But, just like embossing, why do we save the Sparkle and Shine for only once a year?? 

My friends and I often show each other our latest creation and ask, "What does this need?" Sometimes there is a missing element but other times, just changing an element can make a big difference.  Adding a little bling can take your artwork up a notch. Let Me Show You How...

This is a perfectly lovely card. There is nothing wrong with it. 
The Gold Embellishing Thread already adds a little something.

Here is the same card design. I added a little more Shine with the Gold Sequins. I also embossed the sentiment and hearts.

 Then I went for all Sparkle. I replace the cardstock with Sugarplum Glitter paper. On the sentiment and hearts I highlighted them with Shimmer Brushes.

Shimmer Brushes are a great way to add a little more to your project. They are available in a variety of colors, not expensive, and easy to use.

On this sticker from True Love Complements, I accented the diamond with Clear Shimmer Brush.

For the rings on the cut-apart sheet from the paper pack, I also used the Gold Shimmer Brush on the rings.

The Mint Shimmer Brush was perfect to embellishing the glasses of champagne!

For the flowers, I completely covered the pink one with Sugarplum, but only accented the grey shading on the white daisy with the Clear Shimmer.

What is your favorite use for the Shimmer Brush?
Which version of my card do you prefer?
You can post your answer below before following the glitter trail to see what Rebecca has to share.

Colors featured: Sugarplum, Sapphire, Ballerina. Other products used:
S1908: From Me to You, set of 38Z3298
Sapphire Exclusive Inksâ„¢ Stamp PadSugarplum Exclusive Inksâ„¢ Pigment Pad
VersaMarkâ„¢ Ink PadAnti-static Pouch
Clear Super Fine Embossing PowderDual-tip Permanent Glue Pen
Glue Dots® Ultra-thin DotsMake It from Your Heart™ Volume 4