As some of you may have guessed, I seem to be a bit in love with Stampin' Up's Bella Toile Background stamp right now...I can't help it, I just love the look of elegance it gives any project! Today I decided to use it with my Shimmer Paints for this friendship card:
I inked my stamp up in Old Olive (Hint: I ink my background stamps by turning the stamp upside down and pressing the ink pad onto it rather than pressing my stamp down onto the ink pad, this lets me see that I'm getting enough coverage.) I then took my White Shimmer Paints (from the Holiday Mini Catalog) and applied it over the Old Olive with a sponge. I stamped this onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I matted the stamped background onto Old Olive cardstock and applied to a Very Vanilla card base. My sentiment and frame are from the Great Friend set, I cut it out using my Paper Snips-they are perfect for detail cutting! I matted this onto a piece of Textured Old Olive Cardstock and rounded the corners with my Corner Rounder Punch. Three Very Vanilla Brads finish it off!
This Shimmer Paint is so versatile...you can mix it with some alcohol in a spray bottle and spritz your paper for an all over shimmer, mix it with reinkers to create your own shimmer ink, sponge it as I did here and here, the possiblities are endless! Its the perfect way to add some pizzazz to your holiday projects!
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