Well, that was a crazy weekend!! How about all of you? We did make it to the mountains on Sunday for our Annual Leaf Peeping trip - Guanella Pass into Geogetown!! And the aspen leaves are "quaking" and just gorgeous - we got lucky! Although the drought has hit some areas hard, other trees are turning just beautifully, and don't show much stress at all. Thankful and Grateful for God's beauty today!!
In the meantime, "Summer" continues to try to hang on around here -- and I am now officially over the continuous 90 degree days . . . so I'm praying for rain and some cooler "Fall" weather for sure!! I'm ready to put on the Apple Cider - and that doesn't work so well when it's 96 degrees outside!! LOL
So, I didn't get as much time in the Studio this weekend as I would have liked . . . and that will make for a crazy week for my evenings at home after work each day!! Eeeeeeek . . . but we'll do the best we can. I've re-arranged some plans for this week's blog postings, so please bear with me while we try to do some catching up again!!
Today I want to feature a card I created earlier last week, and that I'm quite excited about. And we're infusing our "shimmer paint techniques" again -- don't forget that we're featuring "shimmer paint techniques" all this month; and I will be doing a videotaped review of our different shimmer paint techniques later in the month!! So stay tuned for the fun!!
Today's card is a "sympathy" card in some soft subtle coloring that really is perfect for a sympathy theme.
The card base for this card is cut from Soft Sea Foam, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" (fold to the side).
I then have a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut 4" x 5-1/4";
Another piece of Soft Sea Foam cut 3-3/4" x 5";
And finally (what makes this card) a piece of Vellum cut at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".
The stamping is done on the Vellum - the beautiful "sheaf of wheat" image was
inked with a mixture of Soft Sea Foam ink and Frost White shimmer paint.
If you are familiar with our shimmer paint from years back - this was a common "technique" that made stamping just beyond gorgeous!!
Drop some of your paint in a paint palette well or on a piece of wipe-able/teflon sheet, then add several drops of the ink color or your choice. Mix with a toothpick (I actually used the tip of my stylus from my Simply Scored, then wiped it off with a baby wipe). Then use a sponge dauber to ink up the stamp and stamp away!! Note: Be sure to clean up your stamp and area quickly. You can use your Staz-On cleaner to clean up your stamps. You don't want the "paint" drying on your stamp or paint palette.
The effect (if I caught it on the camera), is stunning. A beautiful soft shimmer stamped on the Vellum. Now, don't freak out on me, but I still have some of our Metallic Platinum Shimmer left over from years back, and I stamped the sentiment from the Wishing You Well stamp set in straight Metallic Platinum Shimmer paint on the Vellum as well. It's really pretty. I attached the Vellum piece to the Soft Sea Foam and layers using some "vellum tape" I got through Creative Memories (nice, because it doesn't show much thru the vellum).
I added a 1/8" Sheer Old Olive Bow; and some gorgeous new Frosted Epoxy Droplets, and this simple "wow" card is complete.
Our beautiful shimmer paints can step up any project. Be sure to buy the entire set and give them a try. I'll have more shimmer paint fun this week!!
Until Next Time . . . Puppy Hugs,