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Monday, February 20, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Shimmer Background

It is Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle once again! I am having fun coming up with techniques each week. Marie and I learned this technique from a good friend of ours in North Carolina. It makes a beautiful background and is so easy!


  1. Several colors of Twinkling H2Os. I used some blues and purples.
  2. Water spritzer
  3. Stipple brush
  4. White 11o lb. weight cardstock
Spritz the card stock well with water. Spritz the TH2Os with water also. Take your stipple brush and pounce a color all over the wet card stock and do the same with each color. After the card stock is completely covered, spritz the card stock all over again to let the colors run together more.  Let dry, ( you can heat it some with a heat gun to speed up the drying time ). You will have a very shimmery background. I also used some of the colored cardstock to paper piece the girl's dress and dragonfly. I used a yellow piece to make the flower and a green piece for the leaves!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will try this easy technique!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies:
  1. Dani Reading
  2. Dragonfly Thinking
  3. Pretty Princess Glitter
  4. Black Detail Embossing Powder


Shona Erlenborn said...

Pretty card April, I'm off to see what you did!

Donna Ellis said...

This die is so PERFECT for Dani. I'm off to see the technique. Thanks for sharing it. I also really like the matching flowers in orange/yello, and the pretty border to match your background!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card! Love the way the die complements the flower petals! And then the little additional flower embellishment in the same color!

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is so pretty, I love the sweet image :)

Barbara Bruder said...

What a pretty card. I am going over to check out the tutorial.

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