Monday, June 15, 2020

"Let It Shimmer" CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop where we use the Close To My Heart Shimmer Brushes to create artwork for the theme, "Let It Shimmer". 

This hop is one big circle. You will find links to all participants at the bottom of this post, should you get lost along the way. If you are coming from Miss Carrie's Creations, you are on the right track.

I used the Shimmer Brush for a fun background on the focal point area of my card. All you need is a Shimmer Brush (I used Julep), stamping block, plastic wrap, and cardstock.  

Start by placing a generous amount of Shimmer Brush on your block. Then, apply the plastic wrap to the block and then splotch it onto the cardstock repeatedly until you get the desired look. It does dry quickly. 

I wanted somewhat of a rustic look for the camper, while still drawing attention to the CUTE polka dotted paper. While she splotches do shimmer, I had a difficult time reflecting that in the photo. It has a nice and subtle shimmer that I think looks great!  
I used this Aurora Cardmaking Stamp Set, with coordinating Thin Cuts, for the adorable stamped images. I could not resist using the camper and loved not having to fussy-cut the images.

I even added a little bit of shimmer to the camper. 

This is a fun and simple technique to use. While a bit messy, it's super easy to clean up when using our All-Purpose Mat

Thanks tons for joining us for this Blog Hop. Be sure to head on over the Brandi Robinson's blog to see what she has created to share with you. Wishing you a great week! 

List of Participants:
1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*


  1. Beautiful card! I love the technique you used to create the background.

  2. Oooooh! I haven't used that technique in a while, and definitely never with shimmer brushes! That is such a wonderful idea! Beautiful card, as well!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. How FUN is this?!?!!! Love it!! thanks for sharing this great idea! :) Your card is adorable too!

  4. I totally forget about this technique - definitely something to try again. Love your card!

  5. Such a fun card! Love the splatters!


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