Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars – Adding Shimmer with Mica Sprays

Hello there! Sometimes I discover a product that quickly becomes a favorite of mine and I simply can’t do without it (like gold mirror cardstock and gold glitter paper). This time – its Mica Spray from Tim Holtz. There are a lot of different products out there to add shimmer and shine to a project, but this one is definitely my current favorite and I have a feeling I’ll be using it like crazy, especially on my Holiday cards.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

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SHIMMER GALAXY BACKGROUND CARD

I’ve used Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray (there are 3 colors of mica spray in one set) on a few cards already, but the one I have today definitely showcases it best. I’ve used two colors – Brushed Pewter and Antiqued Bronze. Photo below really shows the shimmer best – the black panel was made out of regular black cardstock and sprayed with Brushed Pewter. And the galaxy piece? It was made out of white.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

I started working on this card by creating a small galaxy watercolor. First I heat embossed stars from Seeing Stars stamp set from August 2016 Card Kit from Simon onto Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock. Next I used several colors of distress ink and a water brush and watercolored a tiny galaxy. I added drops of water and sprayed this piece with Antiqued Bronze mica spray.

I die cut a circle opening in the black panel using Simon’s Stitched Circles and foam mounted the panel onto the galaxy using black foam squares and adhered everything onto a black A2 top folding card base.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

I was making this card for my hubby and I went with a fabulous sentiment – You Are My Sun, My Moon and All Of My Stars and I stamped it in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I also added just a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh in 4 mm and 6 mm sizes.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

MICA SPRAYS

There are several sets of Mica Spray available from Ranger, I only have the one from Tim Holtz, but here are links to the rest of the sets in case you’d like to check them out:

Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
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Ranger Dina Wakley Media Designer Mica Sprays
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Designer Mica Sprays
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Designer Mica Sprays
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Designer Mica Sprays
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Ranger Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Designer Mica Sprays
Ranger Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Designer Mica Sprays
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Here’s another photo to show you all of the shine I got from using two colors of mica spray:

Simon Says Stamp | You Are All Of My Stars - Adding Shimmer with Mica Spray

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Seeing Stars
Simon Says Clear Stamps Seeing Stars
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Shine On
Simon Says Clear Stamps Shine On
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Dusty Concord
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Fossilized Amber
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wilted Violet
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wilted Violet
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Mermaid Lagoon
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Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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3D Foam Squares - Black Mix
3D Foam Squares – Black Mix
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Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
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8 Comments

    1. I these sprays! They’re awesome. As in fact everything Ranger makes.
      Your card is out of this world. Love the galaxy piece and how it compliments with the dark gray background.

    1. Yana, it’s gorgeous! I love the coloring inside the circle and out. This spray looks like a must have. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    1. WOW Yana, this is already a beautiful card but I have to admit the Mica up’s the anti here. This must be even more pretty IRL. (I know it’s hard to get the full effect in a photo when it comes to any kind of shimmer.)
      Just beautiful!

    1. Fabulous card and from what I can see the mica sprays are terrific, what a lovely glimmer 🙂

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