This was the other card for my Sparkle and Shimmer class. This one has a more subtle shimmer to it. The Hydrangeas from 'Bloomin' with Beauty' have been stamped in Versamark and embossed with black powder. TIP: Make sure you use your embossing buddy for this, or you'll end up with specks of black powder everywhere! To colour in the image, I used a technique my upline, Angela Sargeant showed me. I used a plastic lid as a palette and mixed a teeny drop of Silver re-inker with some Classic re-inker (Really Rust for the pot, Lovely Lilac and Ballet Blue for the flowers, and Sage Shadow for the leaves). Make sure you only use a teeny drop of the silver, or you'll end up with armour-plated flowers! Then use a paintbrush (not an Aquapainter, because you don't want to add water for this technique) to colour in. Buff it with a cotton bud (q-tip) as you go, to get any excess ink off the embossing powder, and bring out the shimmer.
We did a couple of other Shimmery techniques on this card - faux Rhinestone brads (an eyelet with a drop of Crystal Effects in the centre) and we used some Crystal Effects sprinkled with glitter on the bee's wings, for a raised, glittery effect.
Stamps: Bloomin' with Beauty, Paisley background
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Brushed Metallics (copper)
Ink: Versamark, Lovely Lilac, Re-inkers (Lovely Lilac, Ballet Blue, Sage Shadow, Really Rust)
Other: Vintage brads (copper), White Taffeta ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Crystal effects, Dimensionals