I got the new shimmer paints from page 27 of the Holiday Mini Catalog over the weekend and oh-my-goodness! I L-O-V-E them! I have an uncontraollable urge to shimmer everything in sight. The only thing I don't absolutely love about them is it seems pretty impossible to capture how gorgeous they are with my camera!


So you understand-this card is breathtaking in person. It is literally one the best cards I have ever made....I mean, so much so that this baby is staying right here in the craft room, just for me! I turn 30 today so I guess I'll consider it my birthday card to me, right!?!


I used the Little Leaves Sizzlet and some scrap paper to make a stencil. Holding the stencil down on my card stock I first sponged Old Olive, then the shimmer paint to create two fronds in the background. I then used Old Olive Textured Cardstock and cut out a third little frond using my Big Shot. The contrast of textures is awesome!

I matted my little leaves on Soft Suede and then a Pale Plum card base scored at the top. A Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and sentiment from Of the Earth finished it off!

Sorry to gush, but this is my favorite card ever. If you don't like it, I don't know if we can be friends. (Okay, maybe we can be friends, but we might require therapy to get past this.)

Leave me a birthday comment please!!!!!


Brenda Cook said...

Melissa - you are too funny.

Happy Birthday!

Love the effect on this card. I feel a CASE coming on.


Brenda Cook

Ellen Kemper said...

Happy 30th!
And beautiful card.

from someone who can just barely remember being 30 long long ago.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday. We got yourself a very nice present.

treasuredpaperdesigns said...

Great Card and hope you are having a Happy Birthday. I think you should start a Shimmer's there'd be a lot of takers for this kind of support group!


Elaine said...

Happy Birthday! This is a great card, I'll have to case it so I can see how amazing it looks irl!

Liz said...

Love this idea! This card is beautiful... happy birthday!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for feeding my stencil mania Melissa and Happy belated birthday! You are so right this card is a keeper and gorgeous!

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