Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Tree Trimmings and Shimmer Paint make very pretty Christmas Cards

Hi Guys! I run a stamp club on the Central Coast every second month, and next Wednesday is our next one. I really wanted to showcase a technique I learnt not that long ago. Faux Mother of Pearl, using Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint. Also, I wanted one of the cards to be a Christmas in July card, to get my ladies starting to think about Christmas.... So, here is one of the cards we will be making at Stamp Club.
I have used a Whisper White base, then popped a piece of Baja Breeze through my Bigshot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, once it was embossed, I rubbed a White Craft ink pad lightly over it, to highlight the embossing. The main image is Glossy White card which has had White Shimmer paint "splodged" (nice terminology?) on it. Once it was dry, I sponged some Baja Breeze on top, I didn't particularly like the colour, so went over it again with a light coat of Night of Navy sponging. I then stamped the ornaments from Tree Trimmings in Night of Navy and Pacific Point, drew their strings using a Black Stampin' Write Marker, and layered it onto the card base with some dimensionals. The sentiment is from Basic Phrases, stamped in Baja Breeze, cut out using the Modern Label punch and popped with more dimensionals. 
I am entering this into The Paper Players Christmas in July Challenge, and hope the girls like this and the other cards we will be making :-)
Happy Stamping!


Sandra Azzopardi said...

Beautiful Jess! I love the colours you have used. I haven't tried this technique yet. I just might have to now :) Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Lauri said...

What a pretty card and great technique! I really love the colors, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Your ladies would love all the techniques your have combined here Jess!!!
Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

Always Playing with Paper said...

I agree with Sandra! This is beautiful and a technique I need to try! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

So very pretty---I'll bet it's even prettier IRL! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Jess! I love how the ornaments are positioned! Your background technique is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

SO pretty with this technique, Jess! I have yet to try it out and I just love the result. So beautiful on a Christmas card! Your color combo is wonderful, too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week!