How Did You Get That Beautiful Shimmer?

It is Friday! Happy Fri-YAY everyone! What does that mean for the blog? – Feature Friday. Today we are going to explore something that I love very much and that is glitter and sparkle and shimmer. Where do you go to add Shimmer to your Card projects? Well to my online store of course. Go grab you some WINK OF STELLA! This week on the blog we used the Seasonal Branches Bundle. I had so much fun using it and here and there along the way, we added Wink of Stella to the projects. So this is the perfect week to discuss this awesome product!

As you can see in the picture above, Wink of Stella can be used to color in images fully and add splatter or speckles to your cardstock but that is not all it can do. I used it on yesterday’s card and if you missed that blog post and live stream click HERE and you can take a look at how I used the Wink of Stella Pen on that card.

Wink of Stella Basics

When using one of our brushes, either the Wink of Stella glitter brush or the Wink of Luna metallic brush, there are a few simple steps to follow before you get started. Be sure to follow this step-by-step guide on how to prime your brush.

The first thing you need to do is remove the black ring that is keeping the compartment holding the ink from being pierced.  To do this you remove the cap and unscrew the top brush portion of the pen from the bottom ink cartridge.  This will allow you to remove the black ring and discard it.  Then re-screw the top brush portion of the pen back onto the ink cartridge; doing so will pierce it so that the ink can flow.

After, putting the pen back together, replace the cap, and shake the pen until you hear a clicking sound this indicates that the ink is mixed thoroughly.

Once this is done remove the cap and gently squeeze the ink cartridge where it says “Push” on the side of the pen. This will cause the ink to fill the clear plastic area behind the brush tip.  Be careful not to press too hard and overfill the ink, as it will cause the pen to leak.

When you are finished using your pen always replace the cap firmly and store the pen standing up with the cap facing upwards to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Now that you’ve learned how to prime your brush, you are ready to apply glitter ink to any craft or stamping project!

Wink of Stella Tips

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush acts just like a fine paintbrush, with a nylon brush tip that can produce thick or thin lines of glitter, allowing artistic freedom. They are perfect for writing, adding controlled glitter, and stamped projects. Create handcrafted personal cards, accent pictures in a scrapbook, trace lettering or add your own, and add sparkle to any project. They work best on paper products and use a water-based pigment. The pigment is photo-safe, acid-free, lightfast, odorless, and xylene-free.

I am in LOVE with the Clear brush!!!  It is perfect for painting over your hand-colored stamped images to give it a little shimmer and it looks beautiful on everything I have tried it on.  Additional uses are watercoloring with the re-inkers or ink smooshed in your ink pad lid, adding sparkle to DSP by painting over random images, creating highlights to a balloon or other images, and adding shimmer to plain cardstock punch out or die cut.

What can you do with an empty Wink of Stella Brush?

Don’t throw your empty Wink of Stella brushes away!!!  Recycle them into an Alcohol Coloring Brush!!!

  • Remove the cartridge from the bottle (use your craft scissors).
  • Add 10 drops of your choice of re-inker color.  You can always add more drops of re-inker after testing your color out.
  • Fill the rest of the chamber (up to the bottom of the H in the “PUSH” on the side of the bottle) with rubbing alcohol.  Replace the chamber.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Test your marker to check the color.  If it’s not dark enough, add more drops of re-inker, shake, and retest.
  • Stamp images with our Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Color your images with your new coloring brush!

I have included the link to my online store. If I have convinced you that you need this Wink of Stella Brush, click here!

Special Release DSP

The Special Release Online Exclusives Designer Series Paper is available only while supplies last starting September 6, 2023. That is the same day that the new 2023 September-December Mini Catalog goes live. So do not miss out make sure you are ready to order on September 6th. Here is a short video with all the details and close-ups of the DSP.

Here are pictures of all the Special Release Papers. I hope that you love them as much as I do.

I love all these patterns and can’t wait to order them! Be ready on September 6, 2023. Don’t miss out on this Special Release.

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But that’s not all! You get to be on my team! We will have card swaps and fun throughout the year together. You get a discount on all my classes as well. And, you will have the opportunity to buy the products early before they’re available to the public, and don’t forget about your preferred shopper discount!

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Remember, every order made from my online store receives my September CUSTOMER APPRECIATION CARD. If your order is over $50, you’ll get the card plus my September Tutorial Bundle, a pdf document with 40+ projects to inspire you! I email it out to those who earn it at the beginning of the following month. It is my way to thank you for supporting my small business. In turn, it gives you ideas for projects to make with the supplies you purchased from me.

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Class Information

In the Month of August, I will be having a CARD Fiesta Class on the 9th and 23rd from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a local Mexican Restaurant. Come socialize with other stampers, eat Mexican food, and stamp some cards. There will be a variety of cards for you to make each session. Feel free to invite a friend. For details to attend, contact me. I would love to connect with you there.

This year I also instituted a Kit-Together on the first Friday of the month at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering will be on the 1st of September and October’s will be on the 6th. Contact me if you would like to attend. Bring a Kit to work on. Feel free also to bring a friend. You can order one from my online store search under Kit Collection, or I have a few kits on hand that you can get cash and carry. I hope you will attend.

Also, I will have our Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Group meet on the last Friday of the month also at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering is on the 29th of September and October’s will be on the 27th. That is my way of ensuring that all my subscribers get their kits done every month.

Also, I live stream on YouTube on Tuesday nights at 8 PM EST and on Thursday afternoons at 1 PM EST. Replays are also available if these times do not work for you. I also have plenty of video content for you on my YouTube channel to stream at your leisure, so keep going there for more video instruction.

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See you tomorrow for more fun content!


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