a shimmer of distress for TIOT…

good morning!

despite some snow yesterday (yes i said more snow) it looks like pezzy will finally get to go back to school today!  she really misses her little friends.  they will be having their valentine’s day party that they missed last week so we made cupcakes and i will be scrambling to finish the cupcake holders as soon as i finish this post!  check in tomorrow for pics of those as well as my first foray into gumpaste as i prepare for that cricut cake machine heading my way in april!



you will want to be sure to hop on over to the SCACD store blog and check out the amazing blog candy Susana is offering – in anticipation of the THIRD Elisabeth Bell release you could win a FULL sheet of release #1, #2 AND #3 – thats alot of stamps!!!


Design Team Call

Creative Inspirations Paints is having a design team call – do you like to shimmer?  Get more info >>HERE<<


blog tag

For Try It Out Tuesday over on the SCACD store blog Suzanne challenged us to use 3 layers and 3 layers ONLY on our card.

In addition my card covers several other challenges as well:

SFYTT  – Weekly sketch challenge
Paperplay – Birthday
Frosted Designs – Star
Hand Full Of Stamps – Open Fun
Fussy & Fancy – Dazzle Us
OCCC – Something Old thats new (SB pendants)
Technique Junkies Technique – Antiqued Shimmers

 i have a fun card to show you today using an amazing but simple technique for your background:

Layer 1 – you can see the shimmer at the top a bit in the pic – in real life it is AWESOME! it is a bit of twist on an oldie but goodie – wrinkle free distress. to achieve it simply take two distress ink pads and smoosh them onto your craft sheet keeping the colors overlapping but not mixed into each other. next instead of misting with water you mist with smooch spritz in 2 colors until the ink begins to bead. Next simply lay your cardstock face down in the puddle and move around a bit to cover and pick up to dry. for this card i used shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress inks and vanilla and spun sugar smooch spritz. next i stamped randomly with this cute little lockhart three packages itty bitty.  

** i DID NOT come up with this idea on my own (though i can’t believe it never occurred to me to combine two of my fave things!)  NOPE i got it from the Technique Junkies newsletter.  this is an INVALUABLE resource for ideas and ways to really get the most out of your supplies.  Pat is AWESOME and this is the BEST subscription i get out of all of them – far surpasses my magazines to be quite honest**

Layer 2 – i used the large lattice pendant spellbinders die on the side and cut it in half.

Layer 3 – i used a bit of paper from the gorgeous Basic Grey Lily Kate collection.

Layers 1 & 3 are inked with peeled paint and vintage photo using  a foam ink blending tool and then i distressed the edges.

i finished it off with star cut out with the George cricut cart and a pretty little bronze button tied with brown scrappers floss. not difficult, not time consuming but loads of WOW factor!

now off to finish those cupcke holders!!


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13 Responses

  1. This is great, love the way it turned out. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

  2. Lovely effect–great card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

  3. Super cute, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

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