It’s Day 2 of my Shimmer Paint Series. If you missed it, yesterday I showcased 3 different ways to use the Shimmer paints. You can view Day 1 HERE. Before I get into the details of today’s card, I wanted to explain how to clean your stamps and Sponge Daubers. Because the Shimmer Paints dry relatively quick, you want to clean them well with soap and water before the paint dries. I run the dauber under the water faucet, then add one pump of liquid soap to the tip of the dauber. Next I run the stamp under the facet and then use the soaped up Sponge Dauber to rub the paint off, then I pat it dry with a paper towel. This method cleans the stamp off really well and it gets most of the paint off the dauber. I use a little more soap and my finger nail across the dauber to remove any remaining paint then allow it to air dry.
I started the card out with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder. A Sponge Dauber inked up with the Frost White Shimmer Paint and gently rubbed over the embossed wreath really makes it pop. I had seen a few reindeer made with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and the Sprig Punch and thought I’d give it a try. The heads (Christmas Bulb Builder Punch) are punched from Soft Suede cardstock while the antlers (Sprig Punch) are punched from Crumb Cake cardstock. The noses and the snowflake and bow are all part of the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. You can’t see it in the photo but the red and white diagonal stripes are actually fuzzy and flocked and add great texture. A simple knot tied in the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon adds a bit more depth to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set and curled the ends of the banner a bit for some more visual interest.
Hint: The eyes were punched from the Cookie Builder Punch. These eyes are tiny , but they were easy to get them where I wanted them by using the Take Your Pick Tool and the Multi Purpose Glue. I drew the eyebrows and eye lashes on with the Journaling Pen and added highlights in the eyes with the White Watercolor Pencil.
So far, we’ve covered waxed paper Shimmer Paint, Shimmer Paint accent pieces, Shimmer Paint stamping, and Shimmer Paint on Embossing…what will I have to share with you tomorrow? Be sure to come back to see!
Supplies Used on Today’s Card