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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Christmas in February?

Oh jeez... this is the second Christmas card I've made this week! ...It's really only because I got a great new set that I am in shabby-love with...
All us DT girls have been busy over at Our Creative Corner, not only with today's challenge, but also with the amazing turnout for last weeks challenge...we had over 180 ladies play along, yea!...  It will be a few days before we announce our fav's but until then, join us for this week's challenge!
The lovely Sarah is hosting us, and her challenge is to use a sentiment stamps to create a backgound or panel for your card.  Now, being the resourceful gal that I am...and have limited time to stamp...I popped 3 birds with one stone and also made this creation for the Moxie Fab Stamping with Shimmer Sprays and the Flourishes Neutral Beauty challenges.

This is a VERY monchromatic card - white and greys, a change of pace for me.  I stamped the panel with the sentiment stamp several times with Versamark, Going and Basic Grey on SU! Glossy cardstock, and also embossed one with white EP.  I then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Granite Shimmer Mist, let it dry, sprayed again, let it dry, sprayed again...you get the idea...  I loved how the spray puddled in places.  I gently rubbed with my finger the Versamark images when everything was dry and it picked up the shimmer like a chalk...love it!... 
Isn't this lovely and shimmery? ...can you tell?...  I also added the shimmer spray to the framed sentiment as well.  Now, here's a tip - I discovered that with the glossy paper, you have to use a spray fixative to keep the shimmer from smearing off ...aerosol hairspray works... so remember to have that on hand.
I ended up using a similar layout to my WCMD card, 'cause I like it, and it worked with this.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Kristin, I just love your card! I'll have to try the shimmer mist on glossy cardstock. The grays and white look so elegant together. You always make the most beautiful cards!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a totally gorgeous card, Kristin. That 's an awesome sentiment stamp - love the font. Wonderful work with the simmer mist and the way you used that doily is brilliant! Super work on this week's challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Lori Rider said...

This is just wonderful, Kristin. Your distressing and shimmer spray are fabulous and thanks for the tip on the paper! Love the layout and your great stamped background.

Violets Corner said...

So beautiful and elegant Kristin, love the fab shimmer and all gorgeous details. The stamped background is just perfect.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Vicki B. said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love that doily!!

Sarah Gough said...

I love it Kristin! Such a cool vintage background!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm loving it! Great idea to combine it with the spray challenge. I try to do that too!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Kristin, this is a beautiful card...so elegant for Christmas! I've never used shimmer mist before, but it really gives such a nice effect. I think I might need to try it sometime!

Wendy J. said...

Kristin, this is lovely and I know it's probably even better IRL. The glimmers never come across as well in a photo. But I love the sentiment stamp and technique you used. the bow and buttons are fantastic. Great job!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful card, great way to use the black and white look. Thanks for playing along at Bring Beautiful Back. :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful and elegant!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!

Cath said...

Hey Kristin! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)