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Shimmering Sympathy

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Hi friends! I'm up on the Shimmerz blog today with this sympathy card with a bit of shimmer.


I started with the Tall Blooms set from Reverse Confetti. I knew I wanted to use this pretty flower and sentiment, so stamped the flower in jet black amalgam ink twice on watercolor paper. I then watercolored the flowers with Jeni B. Bleu Vibez, Well Blue Me Down Coloringz and It's Mint to Be Shimmerz. I used Elfin' Magic Vibez for the leaves. When these were dry, I fussy cut the two floral pieces on one image and cut a tag with the other flower image. Next I masked off the image and used a brick stencil and some See Ya Latte' Spritz to create a background. When dry, I removed the mask and then added the cut flower pieces, curling up the edges for a little added dimension. I highlighted the little dots in the center of the flower with Spun Sugar Dazzlerz.



For the background, I used a crackle stencil and blended in some see ya latte', Jeni B. Bleu and Well Blue Me Down sprays with a blending tool.  I then cut a length of sheer ribbon and dyed it to match the card with some water and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz. I used the excess ink to make some ink splatters on my background and then started layering everything together.

The sentiment is from the same Tall Blooms stamp set and I accented the sentiment strip with a heart from the CottageCutz Cup of Love die, stacked three times. I accented the bow of the tage with the inner cut out from the heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day. As always, if you see a little something you just have to have in the Shimmerz store be sure to put my name, Julee Tilman, in the comments section of your order for a free surprise.



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Mojo Monday 505

Monday, December 17, 2018
Hi friends! Are you ready for a new Mojo Monday sketch? After a week of taking care of sick boys, I succumbed to the latest virus heading through the school and have been SO sick the past few days. I decided to make it easy on myself and draw up this round's sketch from a card I made earlier this month for the Shimmerz Paints blog, but only showed a peek of here. I loved how it turned out and hope you enjoy the sketch!


A fun banner always makes for an interesting accent and you can do a lot with that circle, like the  little collage of elements I used on my card.


This card started with a background experiment. I painted a little Moulin Rouge and some Crimson Tide Shimmerz onto a 3 x 5" gelli plate to see what would happen. I think I watered it down a bit too much, because the result was pretty similar to smooshing it on with an acrylic block. I did two pulls from the plate and this one uses the second print. Next I decided to build up some layers, so I used the Tim Holtz mint stripes layering stencil at a diagonal with Crimson Tide Shimmerz to give it that peppermint stick feel. When that was dry I went in with a Tim Holtz flourish stencil and some Tidy Widy Texturez for a shimmery textured accent.


Next I moved onto the stamping. I embossed the snowflake cup from Filled to the Brim in white onto the first gelli print I pulled and fussy cut. I added a bit of Coffee Shimmerz to the brim of the cup, then layered it onto a wooden snowflake embellishment that I painted with Silver Bells Shimmerz.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and embossed in silver onto vellum and then hand trimmed in a banner shape. I finished off with some distressed edges and a little silver clip and bows.



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