Monday, June 15, 2020

June Technique Blog Hop: Let It Shimmer

Shimmer brushes are one of my favorite tools for adding subtle sparkle to any project!  This month's technique hop is focusing on what you can do with shimmer brushes.  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Cat's blog.  It's easy to continue by clicking to go on to Alyson's blog.)
Even though you can't see the shimmer yet, the Sweet Hummingbird stamp set and Thin Cuts is the perfect set for the technique I'm sharing!
First, I stamped and then die cut this hummer.  I colored him with watercolor pencils, using two shades of red to get his ruby throat.
Next, I used my clear shimmer brush to blend my watercolor pencils and to color his wings.  Added a little extra red on his throat with my red shimmer brush.
In the next picture, hopefully you can see how I added gold shimmer brush to the flower centers.
For my hummingbird card, I used the current Mix-In papers, plus a zip strip from the Stitched Together collection.

Here are a few other fun shimmer brush projects I've made recently:
Garden Tags Stamp of the Month
Highlighting a Title

Thank you for letting me share a shimmer brush technique with you.  Please leave a comment, and then click on her name to hop on over to Alyson's blog to continue the "Let It Shimmer" technique blog hop!


  1. This hummingbird card is stunning! You colored him wonderfully!

  2. Your hummingbird is awesome! The shimmer brings out the beautiful colouring work.

  3. Beautiful card. Fabulous coloring and shimmer on the hummingbird.

  4. I am obsessed with this hummingbird- how gorgeous!

  5. Love how you colored your hummingbird! Great use of the shimmer on your card!

  6. Beautiful card! I love how you colored the hummer!


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