Saturday, January 19, 2019

Bloom Where You Are Planted | Melinda Beltran

Happy Saturday crafty friends,
Today I am over on the blog sharing my latest design team creation.
Here's a look at my completed card. It is an A2, top folding card base from some Parakeet Bazzill cardstock. I then used a piece of whit cardstock for my mat. I brushed on a combination of some Marigold and Bumbly Bee Shimmerz Paints to create the shimmery Golden background.

Here's a closer view of the background. The picture doesn't accurately capture the two shades but they are there!

Next, I went to work creating my flowers. I cut them out of plain white cardstock and then painted the die cuts with my Corney Flower Blue Shimmerz Paint and Honeymoon Inklingz. I then staggered and layered the two sizes of die cuts to give the flower some fullness. I slightly curled the petals to give them some added dimension. For the leaves, I started again with plain white cardstock and then painted them with a combination of Olive U Truly Inklingz and Green Olive Shimmerz Paint.

I then created the SVG file for the pretty decorative frame and then layered that along with the flowers to my mat. Here you can see I added some pearl embellishments for a little extra flair.

I then used the Bloom Where planted sentiment from the Hello Happiness Stampz set and stamped my sentiment onto a cross stitched square die. I then cut out another cross stitched die from some green cardstock for an additional layer. I mounted both of those onto my card.

Here is one last look at my completed card. I think it turned out so vibrant and pretty. I think the recipient is really going to enjoy it. 

Supplies Used


As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back by and see what the rest of these incredibly talented designers are creating! Until the next time, you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Perfect Day by Isha Gupta

Hello Shimmerz friendz, Isha here sharing a clean and simple card with you today.It's cold here but I am longing for spring and some fun, fresh colors :)

I decided to use some pretty colors create my card,  Creameez: Pining For You, Berry Hot, Refresh Mint and Dandy-Lion; Shimmerz: Ultra Marine

I started by stamping the hot air balloon and the basket image onto watercolor paper. I then started coloring the image using various colors. Let this dry.
Meanwhile, I added a wash for the background using the Ultra Marine. I flicked some color for added interest. Die-cut some cloud shapes using watercolor paper and add a touch of the blue color to them too.

Finally, I assembled all the elements together. I really love the shine of the mix of various paints.

Here are the products I used:

Creameez: Pining For You, Berry Hot, Refresh Mint and Dandy-Lion
Shimmerz: Ultra Marine

Thank you for stopping by!! If you decide to add some shimmery goodness in your stash, please don't forget to put my name "ISHA GUPTA" in the comments and get a free surprise freebie :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Start the Day Right | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman here to share a shimmery card with you today.

I know spring is still a ways away, but I'm definitely wanting to brighten up these gloomy January days with some color in my craft room. This sweet bicycle die cut was sitting on my desk, so I thought I would do a little painting.

I painted the bike body with Crimson Tide Shimmerz and Sweet Heart Vibez.  The seat, kickstand, pedal and tires are done with Silver Bells and Coal Shimmerz, and I finished the basket off with So Sappy and Coffee Shimmerz.  I thought the bike could use some flowers to spruce it up, so pulled out the Lovely Balloons Stampz and stamped the two floral sprays and another basket.  Then I painted with the same colors as above, adding in Celery and Evergreen Shimmerz for the greenery.

For the background, I wanted a neutral color, so chose a brick stencil to sponge on some Silver Bells.  I then went back in with a mix of silver bells and coal to add in some accents on some of the bricks.  It's so very shimmery.  My sentiment choice is from the Fresh Start Stampz set and I thought it fit perfectly for a a January card.  I sponged around the edges of the brick panel with black ink and then added a bit more at the bottom to give the bike a place to rest.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Shimmerz shop for all the colorful products I used today:

Fresh Start Stampz
Crimson Tide Shimmerz
Silver Bells Shimmerz
Coal Shimmerz
So Sappy Shimmerz
Coffee Shhimmerz
Celery Shimmerz
Evergreen Shimmerz

If you place an order, leave my name in the comments for a free mini surprise!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Muti-Colored Butterfly Layout | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with my first layout of the new year using lots of beautiful Shimmerz.  I was in the mood to create some layered butterflies, so I did just that.  I used a sheet of white cardstock and coated it with white gesso.  I pulled several original Shimmerz Paints and began adding them to the cardstock.  I used the packaging technique, water sprays and a brush to basically color the entire sheet.  I also added in some Vibez, Coloringz, and Spritz to add even more color variations.  Once it was all dry, I cut out the butterflies using my Silhouette Cameo.  These images are the Butterfly Background cut file from Paige Evans.

Once I peeled them off the mat, I stacked them, glued them together and then stitched down the middle.  I love how colorful and dimensional they turned out!

Creating a layout "from scratch" using only cardstock is a lot of fun.  The butterflies took up so much space on the page that I didn't need much else to finish it.  I pulled a few alphas from my stash to use for my title as well as a few heart stickers.

I am in love with these butterflies!  I used so many colors, and they blended so well together.  This green color is Vibez Elfin Magic which has a gold powder shimmer finish.  The yellow color is Vibez Mustard Seed, and the blues are a mix of Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & Coloringz Well Blue Me Down.  The wings are easy to bend up once they're stitched together.  I added a sequin to the middle of each stack.  Those are from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I took a lot of close-ups of the details.  Even though these butterflies look complicated, they were honestly very easy to make.

I used a soft pink cardstock for the background.  I added some white gesso first and then came over that with a blend of Dazzlerz Tutti Frutti (a soft pink texture paste) and Shimmerz Pip Pip Cherry-O.  I used a palette knife to smudge the two together to create a pink color.  I added a few of the spare butterflies on the cardstock and then stitched some trails behind them.

I left the messy strings from the thread on the butterflies...I love the whimsy effect it creates.

The Dazzlerz are so shimmery!  I used Coloringz Night Moves after everything was glued down to add some black pops.


More close-ups!

I hope this inspires you in some way.  I really enjoyed creating it...make sure you watch my process video to see how I made it from start to finish!

Supplies Used: 
Dazzlerz--Tutti Frutti

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lovely Luna | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all! I'm super excited to share this soft, sweet and pink layout with you today!  Next month is Valentine's Day and I thought it would be fun to get a jump start on a love themed layout.  Here are the Shimmerz Products I used:

Spritz Cotton Candy
Vibez Sweetheart
Coloringz Pretty In Pink
Shimmerz Moulin Rouge
Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er
Paste-Eez Salt Of The Earth

I used Bazzill cardstock in Marshmallo for my base and since I wasn't going to be using a lot of liquids, I didn't use any gesso this time around.  I painted wide horizontal stripes with the Cotton Candy, Sweetheart and Pretty In Pink sprays.  I then took a Felicity Jane stencil and added the Paste-Eez in Salt of the Earth to add more interest and texture on to my page.  I love how simple and soft this made my page!

After the paste dried, I took each of the sprays and lightly added some splatters around my page.  I wanted some more shimmer of course so I took Moulin Rouge and splattered it around as well.  I knew I wanted to add gold, so I pulled out Miner, Miner 49er and also splatter it around the page.  I loved how my background turned out!

In keeping up with the soft and simple them of my layout, I created a small embellishment cluster to the left of my photo and layered up some papers behind my photo.

I added my title, added some stitching and that was it!  This was super fun and I hope that I've inspired you in some way.

Don't forget to mention my name in the comments/notes section of your next order and click the link below to watch my process video.  Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you in the next one!