I wanted to share I card I received from Lisa Lange at the Shoe Box Swap at our Holiday Hoopla last month. This card using the Wishing You Well stamp set is pretty here in the photo, but in person it is gorgeous.
Lisa paired the stamp set with the Joyous Noels Specialty Designer Series Paper and the copper accents in the paper are gorgeous when paired with Soft Suede and Gray Granite ink. She added tiny pearls that have been colored with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Marker for a coppery look. The card is simple and understated and I love it!
The Wishing You Well stamp set may very well become your go to stamp set for All Occasion cards. The simplicity of the images and the beautiful fonts and sentiments make it a true treasure.
Supplies for today’s card
This is my final share in my Shimmer Paint Series. If you happened to miss my other posts in the series, you can view them by clicking on the following links.
I love the way this card turned out, with the vertical Fun Fold, so let’s get to it!
For this card I sponged the White Frost Shimmer Paint directly onto the stamp with a Sponge Dauber. Yes I know I’ve shown this Shimmer Paint technique already, but I just had to share this card, and I want to tell you how how you can add an extra technique to Shimmer Painting on stamps (Day 1). You can make any color Shimmer Paint you’d like, by spilling out a little of the shimmer paint onto your Silicone Sheet or a piece of waxed paper, then add a drop or two of your choice of Re-inker, depending on how dark you want it. Stir the ink into the Shimmer Paint, and then sponge it onto the stamp for shimmer in any color!
Now, onto the details for the Vertical Double Z-Fold card.
The Night of Navy card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″ then folded on the score lines “accordion style”. I ran the top and bottom sections of this piece through the Big Shot with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. Next a 3″ x 10″ piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock scored at 4-1/2″ and 6-3/4″. This also get’s folded “accordion style”. The Whisper White fold layer is attached to the Night of Navy layer as shown using Tear & Tape. The Night of Navy piece that the Dashing Deer image is stamped on is cut 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4 and the sentiment piece is 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. I left the center section of the Whisper White cardstock blank so that a personal note could be added there.
The Shimmer Paint techniques I’ve shared this week are just a small taste of what this gorgeous Shimmer Paint can be used for. A tiny bit of this paint goes a ling way and it dries pretty quick, so using it is a breeze. I hope you’ve enjoyed this week long series. If you have a suggestion of another product series you’d like to see, pop me a comment.
Supplies used on today’s card
We’ve covered a number of Shimmer Paint techniques over the past three days: Shimmer Paint Doilies, Shimmer Painting on the stamps, Waxed Paper Shimmer Background, Shimmer Faceted Dot Embellishments, Shimmer Glimmer Paper, and today I’ve got another for you on an easy Fun Fold card. This one is Shimmer Paint Spritz!
I tried and tried to get a picture of the entire card where you could see all the shimmer and shine, but it won’t photograph well:( So let me tell you about it first and then I’ll show you a close up where you can see just how pretty it is.
I was inspired by the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can’t tell from the photos in the catalog, but these papers all have a gorgeous shimmery shine to them, so I wanted the entire card to shimmer. I started out with a Stampin’ Spritzer and added about 4 drops of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and filled it up about 1/2″ from the top with rubbing alcohol and shook it up really well. I spritzed this on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Gray Granite cardstock. Once this dried (which is pretty fast, as the alcohol speeds up the process) I attached it to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. This became the base of the card. Next I used a 2-3/4″ x 11″ piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and folded it in half, then added a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP to the front. I attached this folded piece to the card base with Snail Adhesive. This folded piece is the panel that opens up for the inside sentiment. The sentiment comes from the Peaceful Noel stamp set and was stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits and spritzed with the Shimmer Paint & alcohol. This was layered on the scallop oval. I cut out the leaves using the In the Woods Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, then spritzed some more. The leaves were attached to the front panel and the ovals were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here you can see some of the shimmery sparkle on the Gray Granite piece as well as on the leaves. You have got to try this, so you can see how stunning the Shimmer Paint Spritz is!
I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing different ways to use your Shimmer Paints. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing one more card using the Shimmer Paints.
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