2 Ways to Add Shimmer to Stenciling

Hello friends! Today I am sharing 2 ways to add shimmer to your cards. Each of the cards I’ve created feature a couple of the newest stencils from Gina K. Designs (Sun Spots and Thick Brush), which are truly fabulous for these techniques!

The first technique I used was foiling… I started by applying ThermoWeb Transfer Gel through the stencil; once dry, I ran the stenciled papers through my laminator with a sheet of foil on top (see the video below on how to do this).

How I Made It
2 Ways to Add Shimmer to Stenciling

I used the Sun Spots stencil with Rainbow Shattered foil and the Thick Brush stencil with Sparkling Silver foil. I then decorated each card with sentiments from both Simon Says Stamp and the Stamp Market.

2 Ways to Add Shimmer to Stenciling

The next technique I used was creating a DIY glitter paste effect. This technique is so much fun, because you start by blending some ink through the stencil in any combination you prefer. Next (without removing the stencil), you’ll put a layer of Transparent Texture paste over that ink blended pattern. Then (again without removing the stencil), add a sprinkling of your favorite glitter across the stencil. The glitter will adhere only to the paste-covered areas and leaves the rest of your card squeaky clean. Experiment with how much glitter you apply; sprinkling the glitter sporadically creates a fun effect, but of course it is also fun to add LOADS of sparkle too! :)

2 Ways to Add Shimmer to Stenciling

I decorated the cards again with more sentiments from the Stamp Market and Simon Says Stamp. The glitters on each card are a mix of Prisma and Chunky glitter from Lawn Fawn. Be sure to watch the video and see how exactly how this technique works!

2 Ways to Add Shimmer to Stenciling

If you are interested in the color combos I used for the ink blending, these are the Distress Oxide inks I chose:

I hope today’s shimmery cards have inspired you to try the techniques out for yourself and to create with these stencils from Gina K. Designs!

Supplies Used

Gina K Designs SUN SPOTS Stencil 0961
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Gina K Designs THICK BRUSH Stencil 0985
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The Stamp Market BIG HI Die Set tsm2008
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CZ Design Wafer Dies HELLOS CZD08
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Simon Says Stamp YOU’RE DOING AWESOME…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies YOU GOT THIS…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps BESTIES CZ27…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps AMAZING…
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Therm O Web RAINBOW SHATTERED Deco…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs SPARKLING…
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Lawn Fawn PRISMA GLITTER LF1535
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Lawn Fawn CHUNKY GLITTER LF1536
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE TRANSPARENT…
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Therm O Web TRANSFER GEL iCraft Deco…
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Viva Decor PALETTE KNIFE SET 604127
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins RAINDROPS…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Lawn Fawn GUAVA Cardstock LF1117
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124
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Lawn Fawn PEACOCK Cardstock LF1122
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Gina K Designs SPRING RAINBOW 24 Pack…
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Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9…
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Therm O Web PARCHMENT PAPER 11 x 17…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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