Sunday, October 19, 2008

Santa Loves A Little Shimmer(z)!!

With it getting closer to Christmas/holiday card crunch time, I thought I'd take some brand new stamps and pair them up with their perfect match-- SHIMMERZ! Want to see what I cooked up? Just recently, I got my hands on some holiday stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs. Now I really think I need more! They are nicely etched rubber and stamp wonderfully!

So, I made this little number using the Rockin' Holiday set! I wanted a kind of spunky layout - something off center and just whimsical. I love how the set includes a little cookie and milk plate! I popped it off to the side so that it was "waiting" for Santa! I used a circle cutter, a 1/14" punch and my scalloped circle punch from SU. One thing you can't see in the main photo is just how much Santa sparkles! That's where the Shimmerz comes into play!

Here's a close up! I used Royal Red on his suit, Angel Wings on his beard, Coal on his boots, Candle Light to color the milk, and added some Mocha to the chocolate chips! I also added some white Liquid Applique to his hat and jacket to give it that fuzzy feel. Before the applique was heat set, I did sprinkle some prisma glitter on it so that Santa's hat would sparkle too!
The rest is decorative paper, some fun Christmas ribbon and some red bling!

So, shimmer away this holiday season! It's the perfect time of year to add a bit of pizazz and sparkle to all your cards!


Colleen said...

That card is just the cutest and I love those paints.

Scrubbysue said...

How neat! this is so pretty! and really adds some "bling" to the santa. TFS!

Tricia Ulberg aka "Lizzie" said...

Cute, I love it!