It's Sunday so for those of you who follow me regularly you know I'm going to show you my take on this week's Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge. Not sure what I think of this card, but the rest of my family seems to like it. :) It was hard to get a decent picture of it though since it has shimmer. Yup, I found another way to add shimmer without it costing too much. I mix the vanilla shimmer smooch spritz with rubbing alcohol just like I did with the champagne mist shimmer paint. It doesn't go as far as the shimmer paint since you don't get as much in the bottle as the shimmer paint, but it goes a lot farther than the small spritzer of smooch spritz. Plus when I mix it with the alcohol and put it in a different spritzer it doesn't blob on the card like the smooch spritz does. Yup, I'm happy since I can make things shimmery again without using a retired product. :) Don't forget to head over to the Red Hot Stampers blog HERE to check out what the other ladies made using this week's sketch.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay,
Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Garden Green & Island Indigo
Stampin' Emboss Powder: Clear
Smooch Spritz: Vanilla Shimmer
To make the background I started with very vanilla card stock and sponged about one inch circles all over it with the colors I have listed (except Night of Navy). I made sure they were nice and dark and filled in everywhere. Let the card stock sit for a few minutes, then rub it all over with the embossing buddy (the background piece needs to be dry so your embossing powder only sticks where you stamp). Then I used the VersaMark pad to stamp my design all over it (from Everything Eleanor). Use clear embossing powder over the VersaMark and heat it making sure it is melted and shiny. The last step is to sponge over the whole piece with Night of Navy, then wipe down with a kleenex or rag to get the color off your embossed design. This color is dark enough that it covers all the colors you sponged on earlier except where you put your clear embossing powder. I did spritz it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz mixed with rubbing alcohol, but that is optional.