Monday, February 27, 2012

Shimmery Doily Backgrounds

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend! I've got some shimmery doily background cards to share with you today.

I started by stamping a doily from I Brake for Stamps with Versamark and then I embossed them with Deliquesce Fine Clear embossing powder from Creative Inspirations Paint. Then I scooped out some shimmery Blush paint (Creative Inspirations Paint) and mixed it with a little water to thin it out a bit. Using a wet paintbrush, I picked up some paint and swiped it all over the cardstock and then let it dry. This is basically the Walnut Ink Resist technique from Technique Junkies except I morphed it a bit by using the paint. :-)

Here's a close-up of the gorgeous shimmer:

I had so much fun with the pink card, I couldn't stop!!! I did three more cards in different colors. The colors of Creative Inspirations Paint that I used are:

Blush, Sky Blue, Lavender, and Sage

You can see the shimmer here:

When I opened the Deliquesque Fine Clear embossing powder, I was awestruck at how white it is. Some other brands of "clear" embossing powder are a dull eggshell white or sometimes even an ivory color. This powder is so fine and it wasn't clumpy at all (like some other brands have been). It melts beautifully when hit with a heat gun. I absolutely love the embossing powders that I've tried from Creative Inspirations Paint!! I need a huge vat of every single color!!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful week!

CI Paint: Blush, Sky Blue, Lavender, Sage
Embossing Powder: Deliquesque Fine Clear - Creative Inspirations Paint
Stamps: doily and sentiment (I Brake for Stamps)
Ink: Versamark, London Fog Memento
CS: White
Other: Labels 18 die (Spellbinders), May Arts ribbon
TJ Technique: morphed Walnut Ink Resist


Evelyn S. said...

They are like cotton candy! I love all those dreamy colors and beautiful images.

Ali Manning said...

These are beautiful cards and I love how you used paint instead of the walnut ink. The colors are so springlike and fun!