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Hi Stamping Friends!

I decided to call an audible and change one of my Wow Techniques projects at the last minute.  When I was finishing up my Tin Tile card, I realized that it was going to be much more of a Wow card once we can use the awesome new Blendabilities alcohol inks to color the tiles.  So, I'm holding that one until we get those markers!  It will be worth it!

Instead, I thought we'd try coloring on Silver Glimmer Paper.  I've done this before with sponge daubers, but I recently saw Ronda Wade coloring it a different way that was faster and turned out much better! 

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Wow Techniques ClassLast Day To RSVP!  Class is Thursday, February 13, at 6:30pm. $15 or FREE with a minimum qualifying order placed at the event.  We'll be creating these projects:

  • Scallop Tag Topper Gate Fold Card—Featured below.  Choose your color!
  • Happy Day Glimmering Ombre Card—Learn how to easily color Silver Glimmer Paper!
  • Watercolor Drip Dye Card—Experiment with inks & the Aqua Painter for a Drip Dye background.
  • BONUS: Spiral Flower Chocolate Holder—Bring a friend & you'll both make this cute treat with a gorgeous paper rose!  Club members will automatically get to do this project!


Wow Techniques: Ombre Background & Coloring Glimmer Paper

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Two Cool! These cards were inspired by a card that Brandi Barnard presented at Leadership featuring the ombre trend.  I combined her basic design with some colored Glimmer Paper and other sparkling accents to create two cool cards in two cool color combinations!

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Chevron Ombre Background—I simply cut 4-1/4" x 1" strips of five progressively darker shades of card stock and mounted them on a Whisper White card base.  This card uses Melon Mambo, Raspberry Ripple, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy. 

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Once all of the panels were adhered to to the card front, I stamped the entire background with the Positively Chevron stamp inked up in VersaMark for a subtle watermark pattern. 

TIP: Remember to stamp upside-down with big background stamps.  Ink them up, set them rubber-side-up on the table, then lay the card stock on top to transfer the ink.  Burnish the card stock evenly, all the way to each edge for best results.

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Happy Day Medallion—I stamped the large circle image from the Starburst Sayings stamp set in Rich Razzleberry, then die-cut the shape with the coordinating Starburst Framelits.

Bundle It & Save—Purchase the Starburst Sayings stamps and Starburst Framelits together in the Starburst Bundle and save 15%!

Colored Glimmer Flower—I layered the starbust on piece of Silver Glimmer that is die-cut with the Floral Frames Framelits (one of this week's Weekly Deals, by the way), then colored with Melon Mambo ink.  Details on that below.

Dazzling Details—I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the "happy" word with a 2-Way Glue Pen, too. 

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Circle Accents—I stamped another starburst from the same set in Melon Mambo and die-cut them with the Starburst Framelits for another circle shape.  

The Basic Metal Button is threaded with some White Baker's Twine and adhered with Glue Dots for another circular element.  And, did you see the cute Jewel "bubbles" floating around giving some extra sparkle and balance?

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I might like my blue version even better!  I used Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the ombre panels.

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The focal image is inked in Pacific Point, and the smaller starburst is in Coastal Cabana.  I used Bermuda Bay ink to color the Glimmer Paper flower layer.

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Dazzling Dots—I don't know how well you can see it, but I used a Blender Pen to remove the ink from the dots inside the letters, then colored them with a Bermuda Bay marker.  I wasn't fond of the Dazzling Diamonds, fully covered letters on the previous card (because it looked kind of sloppy!), so I only added dots of glitter to this one.  I LOVE how it turned out here!  It looks like mini colored rhinestones!

Color Glimmer Paper Instructions:

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  • Place your Glimmer Paper in a tray…it's gonna get a bit messy!
  • Drop a few drops of Refill Ink onto the Glimmer Paper.  I'm using Bermuda Bay ink here.
  • Use an Aqua Painter to spread the ink over the element.

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  • Once the ink is spread, let it set for a few minutes.

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  • Use a tissue to dab up the remaining ink.  the ink won't stick to the actual glitter, only the paper around it, so you may be dabbing up lots of ink and water.

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  • You're ready to use your colored Glimmer Paper!

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Which color combo do you like better?  Leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

Complete Supplies List:

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Bring A Friend & Come "Wow" With Us!  I'd love for you to join us at the Wow Techniques Class tomorrow night!  Beginning stampers are welcome!  Bring a friend and you'll both make a Bonus project!   RSVP by Wednesday, February 12!

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