Monday, August 31, 2009

The Last Mini- Peek!

For today's card idea, I want to share a technique and a new product that will debut tomorrow in the new Stampin' Up! holiday mini-catalog.
Can you see the shimmer on the card? Hard to photograph, but very cool in person.
  • The card base layer is close to cocoa embossed in the Big Shot with a Texturz plate.
  • Then I used the very cool new product Shimmer Paint in champagne mist. But instead of just brushing on a little, I sponged the whole darn piece of cardstock!!
  • For the cross I used the kissing technique. Inking up the cross from the stamp set Refuge and Strength in certainly celery (always start with the lightest color), I then inked the small branch in close to cocoa and stamped it onto the cross stamp. After a quick huff, I stamped the cross onto the whisper white cardstock. This technique creates an interesting, aged sort of look.
  • Then, of course, I had to sponge a little shimmer on top! However, it just looks kind of grainy in the picture. Trust me, it's pretty in person!
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Patti said...

I bet the shimmer is awesome! Your card is beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

What a pretty card, awesome work.

Danni said...

Very nice!

Eugene said...

Inspiring, Tasha. Not to mention the colors and gloss. Gold brads certainly add to the glow.
Cool cardin',