Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just a little shimmer for the holidays!

When the paper starts to fly and you start creating your holiday cards -- isn't it nice to know there's a paint out there that is perfect for this time of year? Don't ALL your cards need a little shimmer... a little sparkle? I think so!! And with all the colors of Shimmerz -- they've got you covered!

I used one of the brand new sets from Flourishes - City of David - for this card. I stamped my scene on a parchment style decorative paper with Taupe Vivid ink. The wise men were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. The camels were colored with a brown watercolor pencil and the wise men's coats were actually painted with Shimmerz paints. If you look at them straight on - all you see is color....
.... but shine it toward the light, and you can see just how much is sparkles! I used Royal Purple, Aquamarine and Burgundy.
To finish the card up, stamp and emboss the stars in gold in the upper right corner of your card, add some bling for the main star and mat your oval onto a scalloped oval shape cut from your Oval Scalloped Nestabilities. I also used Taupe ink for my saying, "Wise Men Still Seek Him." That's it my friends! It's a pretty easy card perfect for the holiday season!

Shimmer on!
~Julie

5 comments:

Lila H said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Jennifer Love said...

Simply beautiful work!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I've become addicted to these paints! ;)

nancy morgan said...

Oh, I've heard great things about these shimmerz pains and I must say, I LOVE what I see here! Beautiful card and fabulous shimmer :) ... I'm going to have to give these a try!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, did that ever turn out wonderful! That little bit of Shimmer is just perfect