Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September Technique Blog Hop: Make It Shine!

Who doesn't love a little sparkle, bling, and shine?  That's the focus of this month's technique blog hop.  Close To My Heart offers so many pretty, shiny products!  (If you're already hopping, you've probably arrived from Cat's blog.  From here, you'll visit Lauren next.)

I had SO MUCH FUN making this card, and let me tell you, it is so much prettier in real life!  (You can see a quick video HERE if you'd like!)  I placed a 4"x5.5" piece of White Daisy cardstock on my all purpose craft mat then grabbed and swiped my Peach, Desert Rose, Toffee, and Gold shimmer brushes across the panel.  I made sure to overlap the colors and then added a bit of a gold wash over it all.

Instead of stamping Happy Birthday in Espresso on a White Daisy panel, I stamped directly onto the shimmer brush piece because I hated covering it up!  I added Autumn loose sequins into my shaker window area (and later adhered some on the card panel), then added a rectangle shaker window foam/acetate and a Rose Gold glitter paper stitched Thin Cut rectangle.

Pardon the glare on the acetate window, but here's a close up to help you better see how pretty and sparkly this card is.

Thanks for letting my share my sweet friend's birthday card with you.  Please leave a comment before you hop on over to Lauren's blog next.  Thank you!


  1. Fun and Beautiful, I can envision all kinds of color combinations using this technique! Love the simplicity of the shaker! Great Card!

  2. Reminds me of You Are Enough. I’ll have to try this!

  3. What a great technique for the background! Great card.

  4. Love the background you created! such a stunning card. I tried to click the link to watch video it doesn't work. I will serch and see if I can find you on You tube.

  5. I am envisioning all the shimmer on this card and I LOVE the little shaker at the bottom...a perfect touch!

  6. Gorgeous card and great technique....stamping directly on your beautiful card base was the right thing to looks super!


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