Friday, February 5, 2010

More Birthdays

Well, I'm dancing around making my brother-in-law's card, because I just don't do "masculine" very well.  I really tried to tone down the glitz, frills, ribbons, bows, etc. on this card, but I still don't feel this is quite right for him.  I guess I'm going to have to break out the Loads of Love stamp set and make a truck card for him. ;-)

This card was inspired by Yapha Mason's question on Stampin' Addicts about uses for the Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint n ow that the holidays are over.  I had suggested stamping an image in ink first, and then stamping with Frost White, slightly offset of the first image.  Then I had to try it for myself.  :-D

I stamped the dandelion hearts in Elegant Eggplant Classic ink on Lavender Lace cardstock, and then used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure the Frost White was ever-so-slightly offset.  The faux stitching was done with the Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker.

I have no idea what SU set the sentiment came from.  It's copyrighted from 2002.  I thought it was perfect for the dandelion image.  Didn't you used to make a wish before you blew the dandelion fluff when you were a child?  I sure did!  Now all I can think is "Eek!  More darn weeds in the lawn!"  Sucks to grow up, doesn't it?

Stamp: A Happy Heart
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, So Saffron
DP: So Saffron Designer Series Paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Elegant Eggplant 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, adhesive, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Daubers, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch,  Distressing Tool


  1. Love your card and I think you should give it to your brother, it will probably bring back the same memories. Yep we used to make a wish before we blew them too! Now we pay big bucks to have someone come in and kill them. LOL.

  2. I love it, Cindy! I think you should give it to your BIL too.

  3. I love the offset shimmer paint! I vote yes on BIL, too!

  4. This is a fantastic card, Cindy! This is a great use for the shimmer paint - it's like the shadow technique!


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