As 2010 comes to a close I thought it was the perfect time to look back at the projects I've shared with you through out the past year.
I will be sharing two projects each day this week and then on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 I will be announcing several exciting new products and classes.Along with this announcement will be acontestso be sure to stop by.
Without further adeui here are the first two of my top 10 of 2010. To learn more about each project click the title below the photo to be taken directly to the blog post.
This is one of those cards that the photo just doesn't do it justice. In person the whole card shimmers and the snowflakes have a golden shimmer. This was all done using the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
I was planning to show you exactly how I created this card yesterday as a Watch It Wednesday video. However, I've ended up with a sick five year old instead, so I'll just have to do the best I can to explain it in words.
Each snowflake was cut out using the Northern Frost Decorative Strip Sizzix Die. Then I used a sponge dauber and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to cover each snowflake. Just dab the dauber into the Shimmer Paint (I usually just dab it in the lid) and then dab directly on the snowflake (cut from Whisper White CS). Repeat for each snowflake and let it dry.
Once I assembled the card I sprayed the entire thing with the magic Shimmer Spray. For this mix 30 ml of 70% Rubbing Alcohol with 15 drops of shimmer paint in a small spray bottle. Then shake and spray. If you want your project really sparkly then spray 2 or 3 times, let it dry and spray again.
***Note on the rubbing alcohol.
Someone had suggested using a higher percentage alcohol because this would make it dry more quickly. However, after I tried this I discovered that it caused the solution to dry up in the bottle and made it useless.
I have to say Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint is without a doubt one of my favorite products ever. Even better, it's not expensive and lasts a long time.
If you like sparkle then you definately NEED some. Notice I said need, not want, lol.
Everyone loves the Grinch and punch art so this should be one for the record books, lol. If you've been in the malls and stores in the last few days I'm sure you're starting to relate to the Grinch. I'm sure feeling the holiday crunch, but like most moms still atempting to have the perfect Christmas.
Anywhoo (no pun intended on the Whoos) . . . on to today's Watch It Wednesday Video.
Hop on Facebook with me this week to see the rest of the Grinch Party goodies.
The Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set comes with 24 little bitty stamps perfect to fit in bingo card squares. But this set is a stamping power house and great for a whole lot more than bingo.
The card I'm sharing with you today was CASED (copy and share everything) from Kimberley Morris. I changed it up just slightly.
Like Kimberly, I stamped the penguins, cut them out and added them to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. As I started to cut the pengiuns out I really didn't want to try and cut those tiny feet so I just cut them off. Then I stamped the penguins on the card directly and added my cut out penguins over top.
Great time saver!
Not to mention way less frustrating.
Whenever your looking at stamp sets and trying to decide which one to buy remember there is often a hole lot more than meets the eye.
To see all 24 of the stamps that come in this set or purchase the set for yourself please click here.