Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 4... Isn't Shimmerz BEE-A-UTIFUL

I used to think that glitter was my favorite.. But now... I honestly think it's Shimmerz paints. They add a delicate bling (and who doesn't like a little bling bling on their cards?) to your images...
For this card I wanted to do a little something 'simple' using this adorable tree I found in Mike's dollar bin... A week ago I ran into the new Mike's in town and can you say... OMGosh... Overload... It was awesome. They had sooooooooo much... and so many new dollar stamps. I'll never go to the other 2 Mike's around here... I'm now a loyal patron of the new Michael's in Latham...
For this card I switched back to the 5 1/2" square to give myself a little extra working room... Using my SUP stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up 3 trees and then stamped 2 more on scrap whisper white card stock.. After coloring all of them to match using my copic markers... (Hey Gina is it time for another shipment yet.... I think we need 2 a month.. ah nah... that wouldn't work, I'd never be able to afford new supplies)... after giving the markers a few minutes to dry I covered the trees with ButterCream Shimmerz.. let then dry. Once they were dry I added glassy glaze to the pots and the red bows for that little extra something.. When everything was dry I cut out the two extras.. Applied pop up glue dots to the back and then added them between the other 3 trees so that they pop off the page a little. Using coordinating Basic Grey 6x6 paper, SUP card stock and the new SUP alpine grosgrain ribbon... I thought HUMMMM it still needs a little something. So I whipped out one of my PTI stamps, stamped my sentiment and covered that in the ButterCream Shimmerz. Once dry, using my SUP circle punches I cut out my sentiment and a piece of the coordinating Basic Grey paper.... added another pop up glue dot and thought... HMMM not quite yet... Where's that black marker of mine.... A little detail work around the edges and VIOLA.... What do you think?

Have you all started working on your Holiday cards yet? If so, I'd love to see them..
Happy Stamping...
Hugs,
Lisa

2 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

This is soooo gorgeous!! I absolutely love it! wow I haven't heard of that buttercup shimmerz before-but it sure looks neat!

stampvamp said...

GORGEOUS!! Of course I love the ribbon. I sure wish SU! would sell 2 rolls of that instead of the felt brown!! BLECH!! And the Shimmerz! Oh how I love me some Shimmerz!!! I want some of that buttercream. Very, very lovely!!