Melinda here with you today and I am excited to share my latest card creation with you!
With spring time just around the corner and with all the cold, cold weather we have been having across the United States, I thought this would be a great reminder of what's to come! My finished card size is a top folding A2 size card.
I started by stamping my Tulip image from the Simply Enjoy Shimmerz Stampz set. I used some of the Sweet Cane Ink to stamp the image. I then proceeded to paint the tulips with some of the Bumbly Bee Shimmerz paint.
Next, I layered some of the Buddy's Favorite Color Shimmerz paint to give it some variegated. Where I was raised, they would have a large annual Tulip Festival and I would always be intrigued with these flowers that were so hearty, yet pretty and unique.
Next, I went to work on the leaves and used a combination of the Green Olive and So-Sappy Shimmerz Paints.
After finishing with the leaves, I set about to paint the background. I used the Colder Thank Ice Shimmerz paints for that soft, shimmery blue.
Once the blue was dry, I went ahead and added in some of the Golden Wheat Shimmerz paint. I wanted to warm up the background just a bit and give it some depth.
Once it was dry, I trimmed the panel down. I then splattered some water on to the piece and then dabbed up the spots. It pulled some of the paint up creating some water drop effects. I added a strip of plain red cardstock and splattered a little of my "reclaimed" water from my brush to give it some sparkly splatters. I also added a little border of twine for a little extra flair.
I stamped my sentiment and then trimmed it and added it to my card. I also scattered a few sequins for an extra touch.
Here is one last look at my completed card. It was such an enjoyable card to create. The process of painting is so relaxing and with the special shimmer of the paint, I don't have to add anything to it to get such an amazing look!
Bumbly Bee Shimmerz paint
Buddy's Favorite Color Shimmerz paint
Green Olive Shimmerz paint
So-Sappy Shimmerz paints
Colder Thank Ice Shimmerz paint
Golden Wheat Shimmerz paint
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The March kit includes the following:
1 package of Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins in One in a Melon
1) 2oz bottle of Pink Moscato Vibez
1) 1 oz jar of Celery Shimmerz
1) 1oz jar of Good as Gold Inklingz
1) 1oz jar of Pining for You Creameez
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As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back by and see what the rest of these incredibly talented designers are creating! Until the next time, you have a wonderfully crafty day!