Good morning! I’m back today with my final installment of my mini series focusing on Shimmerz Paints! Today, I used them in a totally different way, but I think that this is definitely my favorite card from this week! Let’s get started!
I began by heat embossing the main floral image from the Simon Says Stamp June card kit: Floral Bliss. This stamp set is so pretty, and I love that it comes with individual blooms as well as the floral spray! After heat embossing, I used Blue Grass and Sugar Plum Shimmerz, Gold Glimmer Blingz, Pining For You and Berry Hot Creameez, and Blue My Mind, Gosh Garnet, and Pink A Boo Inklingz to color the blooms and foliage. I fussy cut it out and turned my attention to the background.
For the background, I wanted to try something a little bit different. I started by heat embossing the beautiful Emma background from Simon Say Stamp onto watercolor paper using clear detail embossing powder. Next, I used my Ranger Mini Mister bottles, an eye dropper, and Gold Glimmer, Hi Ho Silver, and Orchid-stra Blingz to create my own custom shimmer mists! I simply dropped the color into the mister bottle with an old medicine dropper that I’d cleaned out, then filled the rest up with water and gave it a good shake.
I made three different shimmer mists with these liquid paints. Love finding multiple uses for one product! And it didn’t take very much of the paint itself to add plenty of color to my Mini Misters. You could make them even more concentrated by adding more pigment.
I spritzed my lacy background several times, sometimes blotting up areas where the pigment became too concentrated, then used a paper towel to rub off the spots on the embossing after everything had dried sufficiently.
To finish the card, I first heat embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Big Scripty Greetings onto some heavyweight vellum using silver embossing powder, then flagged the end. I die cut a stitched square frame using some silver glitter card stock, then die cut the shimmery background using the largest square from The Ton’s Double Stitched Square dies. I trimmed the floral spray down, then adhered the main spray to the edge of the frame using dimensional adhesive, then adhered the remaining foliage underneath with liquid adhesive.
The final step was to add some sequins for even more sparkle!
And that’s it! My final installment into my exploration into these fabulous little pots of paint. I love how versatile they are! If you haven’t checked them out before, be sure to head over to the Shimmerz website and take a look! They have so many gorgeous colors and effects.
I will be back Saturday for July’s The Ton Challenge blog post. Have a marvelous day, friends!!!
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