Thursday, May 13, 2010

Making your own shimmer mist spray

This is not my original idea to make the spray using these products. I've read about it in several different blogs. My apologies that I don't remember whose blogs I've read it on so I can give credit where credit is due. I do a lot of web surfing on card making blogs.

Here is what I did; I filled a small spray bottle half way full of rubbing alcohol then dumped in a little of the Stampin' Up's Champagne mist shimmer paint. I thought to add just a little bit, test it, and if I wanted more shimmer I would add more of the paint. I got lucky and was pleased with what I added the first time. You do have to keep shaking the mixture because it does separate.

The shimmer paints were offered in Stampin' Up's last Holiday Mini Catalog. They were so popular that they still offer them as a write in on orders. They are $5.95 each.

116806 Champagne mist
116854 Frost White
116807 Platinum

If you don't want to mix your own up; Stampin' Up is offering Smooch Spritz in their current Summer Mini Catalog. Smooch spritz comes in Gold Glow, Silver Foil, Vanilla Silver and Log Cabin and are $4.95 each.

May Make and Takes

Here are the cards we will be working on this Saturday's playday.

This card uses White Glossy card stock and makes it more elegant.

I made my own shimmer mist spray by mixing Chamagne shimmer paint and rubbing acohol. I sprayed it on the embossed So Saffron cardstock. It really does not show up well in the photo. I also highlighted the fairy wings and some flower centers in the dsp paper with the shimmer paint. The layout is from a previous sketch challenge on Splitcoast, SC258. My oldest daughter told me out of all the cards I have made, this one is her favorite!

This card I made this week from a sketch challenge on Stars and Stripes. I like it so much I just had to share it on a playday.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #16

I enjoyed making this one, It's so cheerful. The embossing folder I used is a new one that is offered in the SU summer mini catalog.

All Stampin' Up products

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Acessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Always Artichoke brads