Friday, November 26, 2010

More Shimmer Paints

Be sure to check back later today for a complete Friday Focus on Shimmer Paints!

Here's a photo that highlights the silver paint.  I absolutely cannot get a photo that looks white AND shows the shine at the same time!

This layout is from this week's One-Layer Wednesday challenge which, this week, is found on the Styles Ink blog.  Jennifer pointed us to a very unique website of Christmas cards from which I selected this card.

The birds are done with a punch.  I used the negative to sponge the blue birds, then before I removed the stencil, I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl. 

The silver bird was punched out of the cardboard that comes with Stampin' Up designer paper packs.  (Be sure to keep this cardboard - it's a cheap way to gather thin cardboard for chipboard projects!)  Then I painted it with Shimmer Paint in Platinum.

The sentiment is from set 256 for my 2010 goal of making sure that all of my Stampin' Up sets see ink.

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Perfect Endings
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue
  • Paper: white, cardboard from Stampin' Up dsp paper packing for the punched bird
  • Accessories: Tsukineko All-Purpose Paint Platinum (purchased from Stampin' Up), rhinestones from Michaels, McGill bird punch


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the card you picked...I was also tempted by it.

    Fabulous job on the challenge and thanks for playing along!

  2. Gorgeous and creative! Love that bird punch. Don't think I've seen it before..but it was perfect for this card!!

  3. Fabulous use of a punch negative! Love this card so much!

  4. This is very pretty - the silver bird really shines!

  5. A brilliant technique, so effective. It looks fab.


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