Monday, 17 December 2012

Stampin' Up shimmer paint scene

Stampin' Up shimmer paint makes the most wonderful glimmer mist and faux mother of pearl using the Champagne Mist and Frost White versions but what about the Platinum? I was inspired to experiment by Create a Scene where the challenge is to create a winter scene. Come and see:

I made my scene by dabbing the paint onto glossy card stock and then sponging Pacific Point ink down the side. The Lovely as a Tree image was stamped over the top once using white stazon ink, then again with black stazon using a stamp-a-majig to offset it slightly. I swiped the bottom of the panel with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder to create a snowy foreground.

Here's another photo taken from a different angle to show you how the image changes in different lights - it's all quite shimmery and makes a great wintery-looking sky.

The glossy panel was attached to Pacific Point card stock which had been punched using the Word Window punch. The sentiment is stamped in the negative space - it's from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is the perfect size to fit this punch.

This was the Christmas card my lovely Stampers 6 club ladies received this year, so I made six of them...

... and this is the back of the card. I think it's a nice touch to stamp the card with a 'created by' stamp - this one is from the Creatively Yours set which has several '© Stampin' Up' images that you can use if you want to sell your cards. I signed my name using a Pacific Point marker - I love the way you can make everything coordinate with Stampin' Up products.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Creatively Yours
Ink: Stazon white and black, Pacific Point classic ink
Card stock: Glossy white, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Other: Platinum shimmer paint, Word Window punch, Pacific Point marker, versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on +44 (0) 1280 820593. Please note that today is the last day to order if you want delivery before Christmas!

You'll be glad to know I survived my party weekend although I needed a restful day yesterday to get over my late nights. My daughter, who has a job at a local hotel, entertained me with stories about various parties she'd been waitressing at over the weekend. The highlight was her description of the end of a fancy dress party where she'd encountered Cruella de Vil comforting a distraught and rather worse for wear Tinkerbell!

I'll be back tomorrow to share a gift I took along for the hostess of one of the parties I attended at the weekend. See you then,


  1. I love the way you stamped your trees twice with the white and black offsetting each other. Brilliant! What a beautiful way to create snowy trees, and your Versamark and embossing powder snow is delightful. This is such a lovely winter card!

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky and it really does look like a cold and frosty morning....


  3. Ohhhh Vicky,I just love the layout,works so perfectly here! Do you mind if I borrow it? Xxx

  4. Beautiful scene Vicky, love the offset idea for creating a snowy tree:) I'm hoping to be allowed back into my craft room today after the inspector has gone! Loving my new extension though, it's all been worth it:)
    Val x

  5. I love the effect you created on your lovely scene, Vicky. Your trees and snow look fabulous! x

  6. A beautiful card Vicky, the background is amazing.

  7. Stunning cards Vicky! The faux mother of pearl looks fabulous using Platinum.

  8. Oh,How pretty are these ! Gorgeous cards Vicky-i love them-i can almost feel that snow on my face :) xx

  9. What a gorgeous winter scene. The double stamping of the trees is so effective - you're so clever x x

  10. A stunning scene - these cards are amazing.
    Kath x


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