I applied Frost White Shimmer Paint directly to the rubber of the cone flower and grass images from Inspired by Nature stamp set. Each time you use the Shimmer Paint, you should shake the bottle. Then I use a Sponge Dauber to pull a dab of the ink from the inside of the lid and tap, tap, tap it onto the rubber of the stamp to get nice consistent coverage. Then stamp it onto your cardstock - dark cardstock, such as the Basic Black that I used on this card works great to give a good contrast for the Frost White and the Platinum Shimmer Paint. The Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint is a bit more translucent and doesn't give as much contrast for this particular technique. You can also add Reinker to the Frost White Shimmer Paint to create your own color of Shimmer Paint to use with the Direct to Rubber technique.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver
Ink: Frost White Shimmer PaintAccessories: Basic Black Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle punches
I used the Regals collection of Watercolor Wonder Crayons and scribbled the color onto the solid flower, butterfly and leaf images from Awash with Flowers stamp set. Then I added a light layer of Frost White Shimmer Paint using my Sponge Dauber and stamped this onto the Whisper White cardstock. For the detail line image for the outside of the flowers, butterflies and leaves, I stamped in the corresponding Classic Ink pad. I also added Shimmer Paint to the Night of Navy Classic Ink on the Happy Birthday sentiment from Afterthoughts stamp set, a Level I Hostess Set.
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Afterthoughts, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Regals Collection Classic Ink, Frost White Shimmer Paint, More Mustard MarkerAccessories: Circles #2 Die, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Spritzer Tool
Don't forget to check back on Friday to see another technique using Shimmer Paint and two new cards!
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