Friday, 31 August 2018

Shimmer Paint - Day 2

Hello, Crafters.

What a difference a day makes? On Wednesday I had a super

 time playing with the Delightfully Delicate Laser Cut

 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), and the Shimmer Paint! 

Today was not so good! You may remember the last photograph

 I shared yesterday was the quarter sheet of Whisper White

 which I'd had behind the DSP when I was sponging it with

 the Shimmer Paint.

 My plan was to make a card with it yesterday to share today.

 Unfortunately, when I was tidying up my desk yesterday 

after doing quite a lot of admin/paper work, my quarter sheet

 became caught up with my scrap paper which I tore in half 

before throwing it in my bin! GRRR!

 I did make a card which you can see here as promised 

yesterday, and I'll explain yesterday's card as well as today's

 card, plus I'll tell you the results of using my heat tool to 

dry the sponged DSP and cardstock. I'm going in reverse 

order starting with yesterday's card! 

As I had torn my quarter sheet of Whisper White Cardstock (CS),

 I re-did another sheet the same way I did Wednesday's sheet! 

Although I knew I needed to do a new piece of DSP and 

sponging so I could try drying the sponging using my Heat

 Tool, I had thought I only needed to do a small area!

 After I had completed a new quarter sheet, I had a go at drying

 it using my Heat Tool. Normally when I use my Heat Gun for

 heat embossing, I move it slowly until each area turns shiny,

 but for the purpose of drying, I kept it moving all the time to 

avoid spending any length of time on any one spot which I

 thought might make the DSP or the cardstock warp.

 It worked brilliantly and no warping! 

Next I took a Dauber and went over the background CS with 

Powder Pink Ink to fill in the areas that hadn't been touched

 by the Shimmer Paint. Most of the time it gave a great effect

 but there were a couple of places where the Powder Pink

 Ink was grabbed on the Shimmer Painted area - I don't know

 why it happened in just these two places. Unfortunately it 

was sufficient to spoil the cardstock as my background piece.

 I decided to cover the layer with a sheet of our Vellum CS 

which worked well. I have taken a close-up photograph to try 

and show you what I mean about the colour having been

 grabbed on the area that had Shimmer Paint on it but it isn't

 easy to see - see photograph below. I finished my card with 

the same image as yesterday except I cut off the top layer of 

the cake so I could fit it on the largest Stitched Shape Oval Die, 

which I used to cover up a lot of the background paper!
 I decorated the inside of the card with a large flower from

 yesterday's DSP, that I'd sponged with Powder Pink Ink. On

 Wednesday, I adhered this flower on some pink cardstock and 

fussy cut it only to find I'd used Blushing Bride CS instead of 

Powder Pink CS! I carefully peeled the flower off the cardstock

 and used it inside today's card. 

To put Wednesday's card together, I adhered the sponged DSP to

 a layer of Powder Pink CS and trimmed off the edges that 

were overlapping. I stamped, sponged, coloured  and fussy cut

 the image, and adhered it to the front of the card using 

Dimensionals. I did the same with the sentiment and then

 adhered Basic Pearls of varying sizes on the flowers that 

had holes in the centres.
 I finished this card by adhering another fussy cut cake inside

 the card, and I have to say I was very happy with the finished

 card! I have one more idea I want to use the Shimmer Paint

 for so I hope to have that ready for you tomorrow morning!

 In the meantime, that's it from me fortoday, 

and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


To purchase any of the products I used to make this card, please 
click on one of the images below, and you will be taken straight
 to my 24/7 Online Stampin' Up! Shop. I would really

 appreciate your business.
 Many thanks. 
Products Used
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