Saturday, September 1, 2018

Painted Harvest and Shimmer Paints

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! I wanted to share two of the cards I created for my Facebook Live Video that I shared yesterday. On the video I shared 7 different techniques to use with the new Shimmer Paints that will be coming out in the Stampin’ Up! ® Holiday Catalog on September 5th. There are 4 colors of Shimmer Paint in the catalog: Frost White, Champagne Mist, Vegas Gold and Bright Copper. Over the next week, I will be sharing projects using these paints from the techniques in my video. I just love these paints and there is SO much you can do with them! 

Also in this video, I shared how I stamped the sunflower images on the card above. 

 I used the beautiful Painted Harvest stamp set for this technique, in which I applied the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to a stamped background using Sponge Daubers. I added the paint, with a slightly thicker application to the centers of the sunflowers and then very lightly applied some paint around the images in the "white space.” It really makes the card pop! 

I also added some Soft Suede ink around the edges of the stamped images and then used a Soft Suede Marker to “flick” a little ink around the images to give it a more rustic feel. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I really think the details in the stamped image were the star of the show. 

Here are the measurements for the card:
  • Old Olive Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-1/2” x 5-1/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for inside of card) - 4” x 5-1/4"

 I stamped the images on the inside of the card as we’ll and then only added the Shimmer Paint to the centers of the flowers. Always remember to give the inside of your cards a little stampin’ love. It makes a big difference. 
 The second card I made focused on creating a beautiful background using the stamps. Again I added the Shimmer Paint with the Sponge Dauber to the centers of the flowers and in all of the white apace between the images. There is a lot more of shimmer overall and I just love showcasing the stamps like this. I added a button, a little pop of linen twine, 2 leaves from the Leaf Punch and a simple sentiment on the stitched banner from the new Farmhouse Framelits Dies. 

Here are the measurements for this card: 
  • Soft Suede Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 5” x 3-3/4"

I hope you enjoyed these cards featuring Shimmer Paint. Be sure to stop back by soon because I have many more projects to share with the remaining 6 techniques I featured in the video. I’ve got a lot to share with you in the next couple of days. 


If you would like to purchase any of the products I used on these cards, I have listed them below. You can click on any of the images and it will take you directly to my Online Stampin’ Up! ® Store. The Shimmer Paints and Farmhouse Framelits will not be available until September 5th though. Just a few more days! 

In September I will be offering Clear Rhinestones as a thank you gift for qualifying orders. Please use the Host Code below on your order of $30 or more (before tax and shipping) and I’ll send you a pack of my favorite embellishments as a gift. 
These will be mailed to you in the beginning of October. 

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping) please do NOT use the Host Code. Just shop in my online store and you will earn your own Stampin’ Rewards. I will also send you the gift! 

September Host Code: JA9TEE62

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Design Team Project and a new challenge from The Paper Players. See you then! 

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

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