Friday, November 27, 2015

A snowy Christmas by Astrid

Hello lovely visitors, thanks for dropping in!
It being less than a month until Christmas now (eek) I thought I would share another Christmas card idea with you....
I love making my own Christmas cards and am always on the look out for quick and easy card designs that are easy to send in the mail. Shimmerz products offer the perfect solution.
I used 4 different sprays for this card:
Spritz Rocka Fella Blue
Vibez Princes
Vibez Before Dawn
Coloringz Heidi Ho Blue

I'm sorry that I have no process photos to share, but living in Scotland, it gets dark well before I get back from work, and as I made this in the evening I could only take photos at the weekend.
Here's at least a quick step by step...
I started with a piece of 7.5 by 7.5" neutral toned scrapbook paper. Added texture with a Tim Holtz stencil and Ranger embossing paste (I find this particular paste holds colour better than any others I have tried).

Next I used my sprays, starting with Heidi Ho Blue, followed by Princess, RockaFella Blue and a bit of Before Dawn. When dry I added a die cut (the Tim Holtz leaf) and a little Dusty Attic ribbon slider, which I had coated with gesso. Then I spritzed again, with Rocka Fella Blue. I dried the sprays with my heat gun and then dry brushed with gesso to bring out the raised bits. I love the snowy effect this gives over those blues....
A bit of background stamping, using Watering can Archival ink

A die cut sentiment
And finally some metal corner pieces. These were bright silver to start with. I coated them with gesso, spritzt them with the Rocka Fella and then again carefully dry brushed with gesso.

A vintage Santa image (from a Maja Design collection) framed with some Stampendous EP in aged silver finished it all off.

This card was great fun to do, I hope you like it....
I also hope you are having fun with your holiday projects, and thanks for visiting here like always. But before you leave, don't forget, you can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do,  mention my name (Astrid Maclean) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice. And for people from outside the US, Shimmerz do a really good deal on postage!
Thanks for visiting today and have fun making your own Christmas projects! Shimmerz beautiful shimmering paints and sprays are just perfect for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Modern and Traditional Christmas Cards with Melissa

Hi there Shimmerz Fanz! Melissa stopping in with 2 very different, yet super easy Christmas cards. One having a modern look and the other a little more traditional. Let's get started!

Here are the Shimmerz products that I used for this card.

                                                                ~ Well Blue Me Down Coloringz
                                                                ~  Bamboo Leaf Spritz
                                                                ~  Palm Reader Vibez
                                                                ~  Gold Glimmer Blingz

I just simply cut some strips of white cardstock and then sprayed each strip starting on one end with Well Blue Me Down then Palm Reader and then Bamboo Leaf. All of the colors blend together nicely with a touch of gold glimmer and shine.

I sprayed the die cut tree with the Palm Reader Vibez and I used some Gold Glimmer Blingz on the the die cut star.

My 2nd card has a more traditional and vintage look to it.

These are the Shimmerz Products used on this card.

                                                               ~ Truffle Spritz
                                                               ~  Palm Reader Vibez
                                                               ~  Tidy Widy Texturez
                                                               ~  Royal Red Shimmerz
                                                               ~  Pixie Dust Blingz

I simply brushed on some Royal Red Shimmerz to some die cut Poinsettias, some Pixie Dust Blingz to some die cut Snowflakes and sprayed on some Palm Reader Vibez to the leaves.

Love all of the shimmer and pieces of Mica flakes in the Shimmerz and Blingz. And the Palm Reader Vibez is a beautiful shade of green with a gold shimmer added to it.

Next I sprayed some Truffle Spritz to some music sheet paper to give it an aged look. After it was dry, I added some Tidy Widy Texturez to the edges of the paper to give it a "snowy" look.

I added some more Tidy Widy to the tips of the poinsettias and leaves as well.

Don't forget, on your next Shimmerz order, just mention my name, Melissa B in the "Notes to Merchant" section in the Paypal Checkout and you will receive a FREE Shimmerz Paints Product in your order! ;)

For everyone here in the U.S. and abroad, I hope you all have a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hey there it's Beck BT here today to share with you another of my cards using the divine Shimmerz products.  I really wanted to focus more on the sprays for today's cards so I had lots of fun with the Vibes Sprays to create this oh so sweet card!

I used the sprays to colour up the divine Spellbinders die cuts as well as the pretty flowers that started their life out as white flowers before they met the 'Vibes' sprays!

For my card today I used the follwoing Shimmerz products:

Shimmerz Vibes in Egg Noggin
Shimmerz Spritz in Truffle, Cotton Candy and Bamboo leaf

 Thanks so much for heading over to the blog today to check out my project!  I hope I've inspired you and shown you how lovely a little Shimmerz Paints can take your card to the next level!  If you'd like, to head on over to my blog HERE for full tutorial shots and complete products lists used and you can see a little more detail on where I used the divine sprays!  

Till next time
xxxBeck BT

Like what I have used and would like to get your hands on some?  See below:  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Using Shimmerz to create a Shaker Element

Hey, friends!  It's Missy here today.  I'm so excited to share my newest layout with you featuring a lot of yummy Shimmerz products!  I decided to try something new and create a big shaker element on my page.  I didn't use any patterned paper on this page at all.  It's all cardstock and a few embellishments.

I began with white cardstock and some clear gesso.  I used the plastic packaging technique with Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Coloringz O Say Can U Sea.  I wanted to bring out the blues and teals in the photo so it would contrast with the pink.  I added a bit of pink to the background using Shimmerz in Magenta.  I also added a little bit of lighter blue and teals to the background with Inklingz in Blue Lagoon, Me & Blue and Spotlight White and some Creameez in Ride the Tide.

I took a big piece of plastic packaging from a chipboard sheet and cut a giant heart out.  I sewed most of it down and then created a bunch of confetti to put inside it.  I did that by using my confetti punch.  I used all the Shimmerz colors on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then punched through it.  I added the circles to the heart and then finished stitching it.

I used a cut file from Just Nick that I've had laying around for a while.  I love how it looks over the background and shaker heart.  I also added in some random buttons from my stash.  I love all those little confetti can see how I did that in my process video below.  I used embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection.

I decided to add some pops of yellow, so I added in some Coloringz in No Yoking.  I just LOVE how Shimmerz products look on white cardstock!

I love these pretty colors together.  I made sure all the blues and teals were dry before adding the Magenta here.  I added just a drip and then used my small acrylic block to smudge it around.

Here's a close-up of all those tiny circles...all colored by Shimmerz :)  You could still do this idea even if you don't have a confetti punch.  You could simply cut strips with your scissors and then cut them into teeny squares.  You'd still get the same effect.

Here's my process video if you'd like to check out how this layout came together.  I hope it inspires you!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Products Used:
 Coloringz--Heidi Ho Blue, Oh Say Can U Sea, No Yoking
Vibez--Jeni B Bleu
Inklingz--Spotlight White, Blue Lagoon, Me & Blue, No One's Chrome
Creameez--Ride the Tide

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Glimpse of You - Layout by Karine


Can you believe that in not much more than a month from now, it will be Christmas? The year went by so fast! I'm glad to pop by today to share with you a layout with fresh and cool colors. Here it is.

I covered my 7 Dots Studio paper (Walk the Plank, from the Destination Unknown collection) with clear gesso. Once dry, I used some modeling paste and two Prima stencils. Then, it was time for the color. Always my favorite part of a project.

I went with three mists: Grape Escape Vibez, Royal Purple Vibez and Rock-a-fella Blue Spritz. I sprayed them randomly across my stencil work, using some water to blend the colors.

Since I wanted a bit more definition around my embellishments, I used Shimmerz in Sugar Plum, Royal Purple and Ultra Marine just around everything I glued on my layout. It makes the embellishments stand out more. 


You can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, don't forget to mention my name (Karine Gagnon) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice.