I tried a new-to-me technique that was demonstrated at a stampin' event for Florida SU demonstrators last weekend. I don't know the official name but I'm calling it "shimmer paper". I started with a 3.5 x 2.5" piece of glossy white cardstock. Using a stampin' sponge dipped in Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint I swirled it onto the glossy cardstock. The result is a swirly pattern of sparkle in a color very similar to Crumb Cake. Here are a couple of close-ups to show you the swirls and sparkle a bit better:
Isn't it pretty? Looks like swirling snow doesn't it? I think the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the coordinating DSP from Elegant Soiree mimic the swirling shimmer paint quite well. With a challenge color of Always Artichoke, I had to use some fresh-out-of-the-brown-box Seam Binding ribbon in Always Artichoke. This ribbon is just one of the wonderful new products from the Holiday Mini! It's so easy to tie and has a beautiful luster to it that will add just the perfect touch of elegance to all your holiday creations.
I'll keep it short so I can get this one entered into the Curtain Call...thanks for looking and I hope you have a great weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the next challenge from The Paper Players...cheers!
stamps: plant hope; short & sweet
ink: early espresso, crumb cake, always artichoke
paper: early espresso, crumb cake & glossy white CS; elegant soriee DSPxtras: scallop ribbon border punch; elegant lines embossing folder; always artichoke seam binding ribbon