Saturday, June 1, 2019

It's Your Day to Sparkle CTMH Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Doris, welcome! Read on and hop around for heaps of inspiration.

This hop centers on our BEAUTIFUL new stamp of the month called It's Your Day to Sparkle (S1906). Look at all these different options!!!

S1906 It's Your Day to Sparkle
I got seriously shimmery while making this card! Thank you to Lyn Edwards for the gorgeous project. Each layer of the cake, cake plate, and flowers has been colored with a shimmer brush and ink pad. It started out as a "naked chocolate cake with vanilla icing and raspberry coulis" and turned into a "black forest torte"! 😂

Click to embiggen and really see the painted colors.
This cake stamp is quite large and requires our big 5"x6" block. (I used our previous 4"x5" block.) I stamped the cake and flower cluster in Stazon ink on White Daisy and let it dry. Once it was dry, out came all the shimmer brushes and inks! I'll show the brush and ink combinations down below.

To color with ink and shimmer brush, squeeze your inkpad into your lid several times. Open it up and use your shimmer brush to collect some of the lid ink and paint it onto your stamped cardstock. Note: this only works with waterbased dye inks.

As you need more ink, collect more from the lid and continue painting. When you are finished with that ink color, scribble off on some scratch paper until you see only the shimmer brush color. Squish your next ink into lid and keep going until your image is fully colored to your liking. Set aside to dry.

The chocolate cake layers are colored with Toffee ink and Gold shimmer brush.

Vanilla layers are Clear shimmer brush without ink.

Raspberry coulis layers and flowers are Pomegranate ink and Sugarplum shimmer brush.

Leaves are New England Ivy ink and Mint shimmer brush.

Cake plate is Bashful shimmer brush without ink, and cake stand is Gold shimmer brush without ink.


(My upline/mother-in-law has already stated several times that I'm to stash this one away for her birthday next year! "Ha!" is my response!)

Carefully cut around the cake and flower, attach to card as desired.

To make this project, I used my basic toolkit plus these materials. Click through or contact your consultant to purchase. Basic Toolkit: (Versamat, Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler, Adhesive Runner, Foam Dots, Stamping Starter Kit), White Card Value Pack, Lilac and White Daisy Cardstocks, LePen, S1906 June SoTM and Angel Policy Stampsets, 5" x 6" My Acrylix® Block, Pomegranate New England Ivy and Toffee Exclusive Inks, Bashful* Sugarplum Mint Clear and Gold Shimmer Brushes, Black StazOn™ Ink, and Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts. *Retired/discounted/WSL items

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  1. Your cake is a work of art, it's beautiful.Great use of the shimmer brushes. Love your card.

  2. Very pretty & sparkly card. Thanks for the instructions on how you created.


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