TulipzCard

Rather than my regular Friday Fun Folds post today I thought I’d continue on with my Stampin’ Technique Week using Stampin’ Up!’s new shimmer paints. With this being a new product in the Holiday Mini I figured that now is probably the time to show you guys as many different techniques as I can. I’ll be back to my regular Friday Fun Folds video next week. 

Today’s card is actually very simple, and in real life looks stunning.  Once again the camera just doesn’t adequately capture the beautiful shimmer.

Here’s how I made the card:

  1. Take an empty spray bottle and put 1 oz (~30 ml) of 99% Rubbing Alcohol into the bottle.  Add 15 drops of Champagne Mist shimmer paint.  Add 15 drops of Soft Suede reinker.  Shake really well to mix.
  2. You will need a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of acetate (I bought mine from the office supply store – I use those to create my masks rather than Stampin’ Up!’s.  I like to save Stampin’ Up!’s acetate sheets for my projects because they are much higher quality, sturdier and more clear than the acetate from the office supply store).
  3. Die cut Stampin’ Up!’s Tulipz die out of the acetate sheet to create a mask.
  4. Lay a 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS onto a paper towel.  Lay the acetate mask over the Very Vanilla CS. 
  5. Shake up your shimmer mist very well and then spray onto your masked cardstock. Keep spraying until you get your desired depth of color.  My CS was quite saturated with the shimmer mist, but because the rubbing alcohol I used was such a high concentration it did not buckle the CS at all.  You would have never known that the paper was doused with a liquid.
  6. Let your CS dry.  Stamp your greeting from All Holidays in the center of the Very Vanilla CS using Soft Suede Classic ink.
  7. Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla CS piece with Soft Suede Classic ink. Mat the Very Vanilla CS piece onto a 5″ x 5″ piece of Soft Suede CS.
  8. Pierce a hole in each corner of the Very Vanilla CS.  Insert an Antique Brass brad into each hole and open up the prongs on the back.
  9. Take a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of textured Very Vanilla CS and fold it in half with a bone folder.  Sponge the edges of the card front with Soft Suede and a wedge of Stamping Sponge.
  10. Center and stick the matted image to the card front.  You’re done!

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Stamps: All Holidays (114916)
Ink: Soft Suede Classic ink (115657), Soft Suede reinker (115663), Champagne Mist shimmer paint (116806)
Paper: Very Vanilla CS (106530), Soft Suede CS (115318)
Accessories: Stamping Sponges (101610), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Vintage Brads (109109), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Foam mat (105826)m 99% Rubbing Alcohol, spray bottle, eye dropper, syringe