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Shimmer Paint Emboss Resist Technique

Shimmer Paint Emboss Resist Technique

Thanks to Dawn Griffith for sharing this Shimmer Paint Emboss Resist Technique!  Doesn’t it look amazing?  I LOVE it and was surprised at how easy it was to get these results!!  You can make one, too, just follow the steps listed below.

  1. Cut Early Espresso Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut 2 Very Vanilla Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach 1 piece to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Stamp a greeting on the 2nd piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Attach to the inside of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Copper Foil at 5-1/4″ x 2-1/8″.
  5. Cut Glossy White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 2″.
    1. Use a sponge dauber with Copper Shimmer Paint to stamp random leaves on the Glossy White Cardstock.  Let it dry thoroughly.
  6. Use the sponge roller to apply Early Espresso Classic Ink over the copper leaves.
    1. When the colour is the correct intensity, wipe over the leaves with a paper towel.
    2. Attach over the Copper Foil layer with Snail Adhesive.
    3. Use Snail Adhesive to attach this completed layer to the card front.
  7. Cut out a Copper Foil scallop oval from Layering Oval Framelits with the Big Shot.
  8. Use Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp a greeting on Very Vanilla Cardstock.
    1. Cut out with Layering Oval Framelits and Big Shot.
    2. Attach to the Copper Foil scallop oval with Snail Adhesive.
    3. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the completed greeting layer to the card front.

These are the products used to create this card.  Do you want to make it, too?  Just click on the image to go shopping!

For the inside, I used Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp a greeting:

You can see my video here:

 

Marble Background

Marble Background

When you want a quick background with colours that match the cardstock layers, you and always use marbles to make a Marble Background layer!  This is another sample from the October Technique Class.  What an easy way to create coordinating background layers for any design!

Marble Background

  1. Cut Flirty Flamingo Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2”
    1. Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.
    1. In a clamshell stamp case, put a few drops of Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink Refill and a few drops of Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Refill.
    2. Add a few marbles and roll them around so they get some of the ink on them.
  4. Use a small bit of Snail Adhesive (or removable adhesive) to adhere the Whisper White layer to the lid of the stamp case.
    1. Turn the stamp case over so the marbles roll over the cardstock and create the desired background.
    2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the Whisper White layer to the Blackberry Bliss layer.
  5. Cut a length of Burlap Ribbon
    1. Use Glue Dots to adhere around the centre of the Whisper White / Blackberry Bliss layer.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this completed layer to the card base.
  7. For the Greeting
    1. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the border with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink
    2. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting with Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink.
  8. Use the Everyday Punch to punch out the greeting.
    1. Adhere over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To get everything you need to make this card, except the marbles, click on the image below:

Here’s what the clamshell case with the marbles looks like:

Marble Background

You can keep the marbles in this case and use them again the next time you want to create a Marble Background!

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