Shimmer Blocks

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This will be a quickie today.  I'm heading off to a class with Sandy!  I'm so excited to be a "participant" in a class!

I saw a question the other day about a technique, so I googled it.  The only information that came up was for a "paid tutorial," and, well – I'm cheap!  It was hard to see in the photo exactly what the demo did for the technique, but I kind of guessed and then made up my own.  The only sad thing is it doesn't show up well in my photo.  But in person – lovely!!

I took one of our clear blocks and inked it with Rose Red ink.  Then, using a sponge dauber, I covered it with Champagne Mist shimmer paint and then stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  It looked great, but was a little too dark.  I repeated with Regal Rose ink and CM shimmer paint.  It was light enough, but the shimmer isn't as obvious.  I'll keep playing with the idea, but in the meantime, here's how it turned out.

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I used leftover materials from the workshop this week, so this looks a lot like this card

It was pretty quick to create.  I inked the flower with markers, embossed and sponged the top layer, added some pearls, seam binding (which Wendy suggested is more like bias tape.  She's right!) and other embellishments.  Done!

Don't forget the Spring Fling!  We're going to have a great time.  See more details here.

Gotta run!  Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Stamp set:  Blessed Mother, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy classic; Rose Red, Always Artichoke stampin' write marker
Paper:  Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy card stock
Other:  Pearl jewels, stampin' dimensionals, Baja Breeze seam binding, modern label punch, vintage flower adornments, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, clear blocks, shimmer paint (champagne mist), sponge dauber

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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