Monday, April 26, 2010

Shabby Chic - Mojo Monday - 136

Hi out there in Stampin' Land ~  I had another great day!  Every other Wednesday morning I go to our local Community Centre and stamp up a storm with some of the ladies from the local seniors group - Sunshine Club.  They really keep me hopping coming up with projects that they have not done before.  Most of these ladies have been stamping for a very long time and create such impressive cards!
Last time I was there, one of them requested we do a card using the Shimmer Paints again.  I have not used them much lately, as it goes "out of sight out of mind".  They are in one of my drawers and don't see the light of day very often.  So Thanks! ladies for stretching my creativity.  Here is the card I came up with.........
I used a lot of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in different ways on this card. Here is what I did:
The Pink Pirouette card base has been spritzed with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and 70% Rubbing Alcohol.
The middle piece that looks like DSP is actually cardstock that has been treated as below:
1.  On Whisper White cardstock I stamped Bella Toile background in VersaMark ink
2.  Then I embossed it in White Embossing Powder
3.  Next using a dauber I spread Regal Rose classic ink all over the cardstock, making it darker around the edges, and lighter in the middle
4.  Then I sponged some Bravo Burgundy classic ink just around the edges
5.  I wiped over everything vigorously with a piece of paper towel
6.  Then I hit it with the heat gun just to make sure it was all dried
7.  Then using a sponge I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all over the prepared cardstock making sure I covered it all.
8.  I layered this on a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock
The glitter on this piece is unbelieveable, I wish I could get an acurate picture, but here is my attempt:
The sentiment piece has also been sponged with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint after I stamped the words on it, and I slipped it under the main part of the card.
The flower is made with Stampin' Up! 5 Petal punch.  I read somewhere on a blog how to do this technique, but can't remember whose it was, sorry.  UPDATE:  here is the link to the flowers on Lynn Larson's blog - Here's the steps to make this flower:
1.  Punch 3 Regal Rose 5 Petal Flower pieces
2.  Spritzed them with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spritz
3.  Ran them through the crimper about 8 times in different directions
4.  Then I scrunched them up in very small balls and unscrunched them
5.  Separated the layers of each piece
6.  Layered one on top of the other and attached them together with a brad
7.  Then I mashed and scrunched and manipulated the layers into a flower to my liking
8.  Then I spritzed again with the Champagne Mist spritz
9.  After adhering to the card I added some Crystal Effects dots to mimic morning dew
10.  The leaves are the Little Leaves embosslits die and Old Olive cardstock

The actual putting together of this card went real quick, it was the prep work that takes the time.  But I think it was well worth the effort, it is absolutely gorgeous in real life!  Here is the inside of the card, I could not leave that un-spritzed!  I spritzed the Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White cardstocks both with more of the Champagne Mist spritz and added some stamped images in Regal Rose and Bravo Burgundy.
I don't think you would want to mail one of these cards due to the flower.  But you could, it would just cost a bit more.  But hand delivering it gives you a chance to witness its unveiling!!!!
Thanks so much for visiting again today, and I hope you havea great week.  I am busy with classes etc. but hope to do more stamping soon.
Glenda Mollet


Kelly said...

I love the flower - it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Judy M said...

Glenda, this is stunning! Thanks so much for it!!


Marie said...

Oh my goodness! Glenda this is so pretty. I love the technique background and the rose!
Thanks so much for taking the time to post the tutorial!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous! Love your handmade flower!

Susan said...

Lovely card; so rich & elegant looking

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD! Love the flower (thanks for the link) and all the glimmer misting!


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