Monday, February 28, 2011

Shimmer Paint Techniques - Sponge, Blender Pens, Spray

This past weekend I participated in the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop - Techniques with 19 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators featuring different techniques. If you missed it, be sure to check my Blog Hop post and make your way through to check out all the techniques shared and the creativity - I know you'll be inspired! Here's a closer look at the Cupcake Birthday Card and the Birthday #2 Box I shared, using different techniques with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

For this card I created a cupcake with the Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlet for the Big Shot. I ran the base piece through my Crimper to give it the distinctive ridges of a cupcake wrapper and I ran the top piece through the Polka Dot Texture Impressions Folder to give it a great cupcake sprinkles texture. Then I added Frost White Shimmer Paint to both pieces, using a wedge of a Sponge to drag over the crimped ridges and all over the cupcake top. I also add a touch of Shimmer Paint to the candle flames.

For the inside of the card I used some Stampin' Markers to add color to a single cupcake from Birthday Bakery line-up and then added some sparkle and shine to it with Frost White Shimmer Paint. I used a Blender Pen to pick up the Shimmer Paint and apply it over the colored areas on the image and I just loved the **shimmer** it added!
Stamps: Curly Cute, Birthday Bakery
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Roes Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, StazOn Jet Black, variety of Markers, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Accessories: Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlet, Polka Dot Texture Impression Folder, Elegant Lines Texture Impression Folder, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle

I also featured this Birthday Box with the Fun Flower on top sprayed with Shimmer Paint Spray, which coordinates with the Birthday Cupcake card. This box could not be any easier to pull together - so perfect for a last minute hurry-up gift wrapping! I used the Box #2 Die for the Big Shot to die cut the box from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. Then I ran it through the Big Shot again with the Polka Dot Texture Impressions Folder. Finally I assembled it with a single short strip of Sticky Strip - the super strong 1/4" 'red line' adhesive from Stampin' Up! I just love this die cut! I wrapped a piece of Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon and tied it in a bow. Finally, I die cut the Fun Flower from Rose Red Cardstock, adhered it together and gave it several spritzes of Shimmer Paint Spray. The Daffodil Delight button in the flower center is from the Brights Buttons collection and that subtle sparkle from the Shimmer Paint Spray just finishes this little pretty up, I think!

To make your own Shimmer Paint Spray, you'll need to find a small, fine-mist spray bottle. Add some Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of Shimmer Paint - any of the colors work well - shake and spray! It's such a quick and easy way to add instant glitz to your 3D and card projects!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Frost White Shimmer Paint Spray
Accessories: Box #2 Die, Polka Dot Texture Impressions Folder, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Brights Buttons, Oval Punch

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