2 Quick and Easy Ways to Add Shimmer to Crafting Projects

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle Short here with another episode of Terrific Tags with Michelle.

Today, I have a tag to share with you adding shimmer in two easy ways. Most of my projects are clean and simple and, therefore, do not have a lot of detail. One easy way to add more detail and interest is to add shimmer. I add it in a subtle way, but it really does add that something extra to a project!

2 Quick & Easy Ways to Add Shimmer to Projects

Creating the Focal Point

For the focal point on the tag, I thought I would use the new Craft-A-Flower: Tulip Full Bloom Layering Die Set. There are two flower heads in the set; I am using the open one.

I die cut it, along with the stem and leaves, from Classic Crest Solar White 100lb Cardstock.

Using Small and Mini Ink Blending Brushes, I blended all four shades of the Rose Petal Crisp Dye Inks for the petals, focusing the darker color to the middle of the flower. The flower center uses Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks (Sunray and Snapdragon).

For the leaves and stem, I used Green Valley Crisp Dye Inks (Firefly, Grass Field, and Shadow Creek). The flower was then assembled following the guide on the back of the packaging.

2 Quick & Easy Ways to Add Shimmer to Projects

Adding Shimmer: Part 1

I thought it would be nice to add some subtle shimmer to the flower and leaves using Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray. I first splattered some using the nozzle in the bottle to give larger droplets. I then splattered some using a brush, which gives smaller droplets. It is nice to have a variation!

This gives the prettiest shimmer to the petals and leaves and makes it look like it has been raining with the droplets shimmering in the light!

TOP TIP: I am using the spray in a subtle way to create droplets, but if you want more shimmer, you can spray the flowers and leaves directly from the spray bottle!

2 Quick & Easy Ways to Add Shimmer to Projects

I die cut two tags using the Terrific Tags Die Set and adhered them back-to-back using Glue Tape. The leaves and stem were adhered on top, cutting off the excess overhanging the bottom of the tag.

The flower was then adhered using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp Set using Obsidian Pigment Ink. This is such a lovely dark black crisp ink and works beautifully for these sentiments! It was cut into a strip and added to the tag with more foam tape.

2 Quick & Easy Ways to Add Shimmer to Projects

Adding Shimmer: Part 2

To add even more shimmer and sparkle, but in a less subtle way, I added Antique Gold Sequins. These catch the light beautifully and add the finishing touch to the tag.

I think this tag would work perfectly on a card, but I liked it as a standalone tag. If I change my mind, though, I could easily add it to a card base for a focal point!

I hope this has inspired you to add shimmer to your projects. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Have a wonderful day!


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Craft-A-Flower: Tulip Full Bloom
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1 comment

Christine Ward September 17, 2022 - 7:10 PM

Beautiful tag can I ask where you purchase your black twine and also what glue you use please


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