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
So beautiful, Nance! The shimmer swirls are a wonderful wintry touch! I will have to take another look at the seam binding, it is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!
Nance, this is so pretty. When I first saw the card I loved the double stamped trees. Then I scrolled down to see what you did with the shimmer paint and now I relly love them! What a neat idea!
Really pretty and I love the swirling snow. The colors are very pretty together.
totally gorgeous, Nance! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!
this is so pretty-congrats on being one of the show stoppers at the curtain call
That ribbon is beautiful - and your swirling snow scene is definitely a show stopper! It's getting close to swirly snow season in my neck of the woods!
Nance this is absolutely stunning. LOVE it. The swirling snow is just so realistic. Beautiful card. (and you know I LOVE that elegant lines folder too). Good Luck.
This is so lovely! That embossing folder is so wonderful isn't it?!
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