Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shimmerz & Shine

I've had this berry leaf and vine stamp from Impression Obsession for about a year and hadn't even inked it up! It was so pretty, half the time I just stared at it wondering how I would do it justice! Well, when the brand new colors of Shimmerz came out for fall, I knew that was the perfect stamp for them!!

I stamped my image with Versafine Black Onyx, outlined the left side of my image with a very light tan Tombow marker and then started painting! I used Rustic Red Shimmerz on the berries with highlights of Beeswax and then Sagebrush and Evergreen on the leaves. After I was done, I sponged the edges of this piece with Antique Linen Distress Ink, did some paper piercing in the corners and then matted it onto a green piece of cardstock. Add a background stamp, a sentiment (Hero Arts), some hardware and a shimmery piece of ribbon and you are done!

Here is a close up! See the shimmer on the outside edge of my red mat? I even have a trick for that! I just did a tutorial on how to add highlights and shadows with Shimmerz paints and added in that trick on how to get fun shimmery edges on your card creations! To see the tutorial.... click HERE

Hope you have a fabulous end to your weekend!

16 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

That is a beautiful card and would certainly go nicely for illness or sympathy. I really like the added touch of the paper piercing. Lovely. MOM

NancyK said...

Hi Julie - what a beaufiful card - can't belive you did not ink tha stamp up sooner!! I read your tutorial and found it very helpful - thanks! You'll need to fill me in on the beeswax thing - I've never used it!

Janine said...

Just gorgeous Julie!! I am just pooped. Just got home from my husband's family reunion, got supper on the table and now am ready to shut my eyes!!
Hope you had a great weekend.

Joan B said...

I just read the tutorial on the Shimmerz. I am not familiar with this product. Your card is beautiful and the shimmer is fabulous -- especially on the red matting.

Penny said...

Oh no, not another fab product to add to my wish list!! I hadn't heard of it before (I know, I must have been living under a rock, yes, I probably have been actually LOL). Anyway, it's truly beautiful especially on the kraft paper!

wendyp said...

Oh WOW! You definitely did this stamp justice! You card is stunning!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a lovely card! The paper piercing is that added touch!!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Saw this on the Shimmerz blog too - it's gorgeous. What a nice image too, so glad you inked it for this!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Julie. I love the stamp and the shimmerz, perfect touch

Lovely gd. Cee said...

cool!
now, i just need to get shimmerz, thanks for the mini class:)

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is just stunning. I love the rich colors and with fall just around the corner they are just perfect. Wonderful tutorial. I've never heard of Shimmerz before this (seems others haven't either) but I like the results. Thanks for the tips.

"Jany" said...

Where do I buy that product? I've certainly ignored many new things for a long time, but after your tutorial I can't anymore. LOL.

Great card!

"Jany" said...

Where do I buy that product? I've certainly ignored many new things for a long time, but after your tutorial I can't anymore. LOL.

Great card!

tyrymom29 said...

so beautiful !!!!!

denise g. said...

GORGEOUS!! Got red berries in a vase on my mantle and in a vase on my dining room table and in a vase on the old pie cupboard in the kitchen and I really like red berries. Thanks for sharing and making me think I "need" more stuff, especially when I just got back from Novi!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Julie -- GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the shimmery image -- so beautiful -- great sentiment as well!!!