Stencils 2 Ways: Adding Shimmer + New Gina K. Designs!

Hello friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today 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).

I used the Sun Spots stencil with Shattered Rainbow 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. 

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! :)

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! 

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

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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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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS…
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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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Therm O Web TRANSFER GEL iCraft Deco…
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Viva Decor PALETTE KNIFE SET 604127
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins RAINDROPS…
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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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  1. Great use of the new stencils! I love the paste/glitter examples and the colours you’ve used are gorgeous.

  2. These are honestly some of my favorites I have seen here ever! The sparkle and bling almost make me giddy! So, so awesome!

  3. Nina-Marie, thanks for sharing these great techniques. I’m always looking for fresh ways to use my stencils–and your cards and video have given me some great inspiration. tfs

  4. Fabulous cards Nina-Marie. I love both techniques, the foiling is awesome and the DIY glitterpaste is stunning.
    Thank you so much for these great ideas and the video tutorial.

  5. Wow Nina….these cards are absolutley gorgeous. I just got this sunspot stencil and now I am anxious to get in my craft room and use it!! Thanks for the tips

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