Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop – Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is JEN PATRICK .   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine, so here we go.

I think the general consensus is one can never have too much shimmer, sparkle or shine in any of their creations.  Close to My Hearts Glitter paper, Shimmer trim, Glitter Gems, Sparkles and Dots are just a few of the ways you can add a little pop to your designs.  For this Blog Hop I designed two cards.  The first was inspired by the card featured in the new idea book on page 99.

Sparkle Shimmer & Shine Blog Hop~ Thank you

For this card I used the new Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, the new Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918 and Aqua Dots Z1935.  I cut the frame which is on page 67 of the Artbooking Cartridge set at real dial 3.75 and then I just trimmed off the “my”.  The flowers are also from the Artbookng cartridge and they are set at real dial 1.75, 1.5, 1.25 & 1. The thank you is from Banner Wishes B1438.

Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine ~happy birthay

For my second card I used my silhouette to cut the flowers in Daisy White cardstock.  I then backed the flowers using silver Z1829 and green glitter paper Z1847.  I used the new Purple Glitter Gems Z1936 for the center of the flowers.  The Happy Birthday is from Joyful Birthdays B1492 and to create this purple color I actually blended Cotton Candy with Gypsy ink.  The way I did this was to ink in Cotton Candy first then ink with Gypsy then stamp on the paper.  I matted the Daisy White on Slate cardstock.

The next blogger on the hop is PAMELA O’CONNOR be sure to check out what wonderful creations she has for you.

Here is the entire list of participants in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ 
  2. Pamela O’Connor ~
  3. Sheila Bennett ~
  4. Barbi Kelley ~
  5. LaJeania Hicks ~
  6. Melissa Robinson ~
  7. Keeley Kirwan ~
  8. Melinda Everitt ~
  9. Denise Elliott ~
  10. Jen Patrick~



  1. Oh my goodness! Both your cards a fabulous, but I especially love the one with the Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape!

  2. What a great use of glitter paper and washi tape. Love your cards!

  3. great cards Cat!! Love the washi tape brush stroke look background on the first card

  4. Pretty, shimmery cards. Really like the “buckle” that you created.