Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sparkle, Shimmer, Shine

I got the idea for the first card from the monthly Stampin Up magazine you get when you are a demonstrator. Here it is:
So that really shiny flower in the middle has been stamped in certainly celery ink, then I applied shimmer paint to the stamp and stamped again over the top. It is so pretty in real life. The line of glitter is achieved by applying a line of double sided tape and tipping the glitter on top, give it a shake, and the glitter sticks to the sticky strip! Easy! I made this one in pink too, but it was a bit of a failure for some reason. I have posted it below for you to see, but I think it was much nicer in old olive & certainly celery.

My next card was a simple one, with very little stamping at all:
The range of Stampin up punches is so large now that you can create almost anything without any stamping at all. I really love the new cup cake punch, it is so versatile! Here is a cute card I made a while back using the cup cake punch to make a little bags, and here is an ice cream card I made using the same punch! I especially love the sweet little cherries :)

We also made a Christmas card, but I gave it away at a Christmas in July party, and when I downloaded the photo, it was all blurry! Shame!

Anyway, here is that pink card I was talking about, it just doesn't have the same pizazz:

Hope you have a great weekend :)


Debbie M said...

I think they are all pretty - especially the green one!

Mel said...

Love the green one Leonie! You are right, the pink one just doesn't have the same wow factor. Wishing for this stamp now too :) TFS xxx

Jenny Hayward said...

I think they are great Leonie. Love the shimmer effect and the bling touch. TFS


Leigh said...

Ooooo, that Certainly Celery card is divine Leonie.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow Leonie ... have to agree with Leigh! Simply divine! Into the "to CASE" file for sure! Hugs xxaxx