Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shimmer Mist Texture Frame Card

Great news from the doctor today and all is well with my pregnancy. Hooray! So much to be thankful for this year! I was waiting to hear before I registered for Leadership, but now I am all set to go! Can't wait! And I hope to see some of you in Phoenix in January!

I love, love, love the card I'm going to share with you tonight. We did it in Stamp Club this month and it's so shimmery in person. The two techniques on this card aren't new and I can't take credit for them, but I think they are both genius. Let me show you the card and then I'll break it down.

Here's a close-up so you can see the shimmery texture:

First, the shimmer mist part. I mixed 1 tsp-ish of Frost White Shimmer Paint (from the Holiday Mini Catalog, any color will work) with 1/2 bottle (I used a Stampin' Mist bottle) of rubbing alcohol. Shake well. (Use rubbing alcohol instead of water because it dries faster.)

I didn't want the middle to be shimmery, so I used a piece of heavy cardboard (cut from the Ovals die with the Big Shot) and put it in the center of my cardstock. Then, I sprayed the entire cardstock evenly.

Then I took the entire thing (cardboard on top of cardstock) and put it face down on a Texturz plate (a flat Texturz plate, not the embossing folder). I covered it with the Silicone Rubber and Impressions Pad like normal and ran it through the Big Shot.

The cardboard prevents the cardstock from being texturized in the center and the result is a stunning "faux frame" that really pops!

Supplies: Berry Christmas, Real Red ink & cardstock, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink, Whisper White cardstock, Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with Rubbing Alcohol), Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Oval die, Big Shot, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

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Chris Anderson said...

Beautiful card! I love using our shimmer mist. I'm so excited for your good news on your pregnancy and going to leadership! I am so thankful for your inspiration & friendship this Thanksgiving!
Chris Anderson

Libby said...

I love the card!! Also, so happy to hear about the pregnancy...I've been praying for you. Enjoy the holidays and Leadership!

Carrie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for all the great tips!

Janet Strain said...

Wow this is just beautiful! I can't wait to try it! I love shimmer!! :D

Joan Lowder said...

Well I just love it. How creative of you. Now I'm inspired to think out of the box.

Joan Lowder said...

Well what a cleaver idea. can't wait to try it and thanks bunches for sharing. Keep you posted. Hope mine turns out as good.