I'm still on a Convention high and have already been booking workshops, featuring the Holiday Mini items, like crazy! I can tell that YOU are just as excited about the new stuff as I am—woohoo! If you are thinking you may want to schedule, let's get you on the calendar soon—my dates are filling up quickly, even into mid-November! And, I can't wait to show you all the cool stuff!
Today, I want to share the card I made for my downline meeting swaps last Monday. It uses a technique called Shimmer Resist, and those who know me well, know I can't resist a "resist" project!
The light didn't really pick up the shimmer in the large photo, so I did a closeup with a flash so you could see the shimmery details, over-illuminated of course. It's a very subtle, pearlescent effect in real-life.
Shimmer Resist Background Technique
Using Glossy card stock, dab on Shimmer Paint (I used Vanilla Frost) with a sponge or crumpled up piece of plastic wrap or plastic grocery bag. It's just like creating those faux-textured walls that were popular for awhile (and that I still have in my bathroom!). Give your card stock as much or as little coverage as you want. Then, sponge or brayer ink over the top (I brayered on So Saffron). Finally, stamp a bold image over the top.
Other Card Details: I used the Just Believe stamp set, colored with Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers. Immediately after I stamped the shimmer resist piece, I stamped three times on the Pear Pizzaz background for a soft field of flowers.
Did you notice that I used the Dotted Scallop Border Punch three times? The Razzleberry strip is the obvious one, but I also layered the punched trim behind the Pear card stock creating a half dotted scallop border at the bottom, and just a peek of tiny scallops along the top. I love the versatility of this new border punch for creating interesting layers!
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