Hi there! Some of you may have seen on Instagram that I recently joined the Shimmerz Social Media team. In case you’re not familiar with Shimmerz, this is a company that provides the world with one of my favorite things: sparkle. The Shimmerz products come in many formats: color pots, pastes, spray mists, and many more. Being a part of their new Social Media team means that, a couple times a month, I get to bring you all kinds of sparkly goodness. I hope you’ll enjoy! I did a series of posts with some of the Shimmerz products earlier this summer, and so I can’t wait to dive in and play with them even more.
For my post today, I thought to myself… sparkles=magic=unicorn. So, I pulled out one of the super cute unicorn stamps from The Greeting Farm called Hello Unicorn and heat embossed it in silver on some watercolor paper. Next, I watercolored it using Shimmerz paints in Precious Metal, Pixie Dust, Royal Purple, and Orchid-stra. The paints react wonderfully with water, and so manipulating them and moving them around on the watercolor paper was a breeze. I fussy cut the unicorn out and set it aside to work on the background.
For the background, I used some of the fabulous colored shimmer Spritz to create a ridiculously easy, galaxy-esque sky background. I simply sprayed Plum Pudding, Chance of Rain, and Sapphire Spritz sprays onto a panel of watercolor paper, dabbing some of the color away and spritzing other spots with just plain water, then rolling the panel around so that I got the drips and dribbles where I wanted them. I hit the panel with my heat gun (because, impatient haha!) and then used a Memory Box Shimmer stencil with the Puttin’ on the Glitz Paste-eez to add even more sparkle and dimension to the background. The Paste-eez started out opaque, but dried clear, so all you see is that sparkly glitter. #givemeallthehearteyes
To finish the card, I die cut some clouds from vellum using the Cloud Borders dies from Honey Bee Stamps and popped them up, then added a strip of sparkly fuchsia card stock at the bottom. For the sentiment, I silver heat embossed a sentiment from another Greeting Farm set: Magical Day. I trimmed the sentiment strip down and flagged the end, then popped it up on the card front.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing so much sparkle and shimmer. Have a marvelous day, friends!