Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Quick, Fun Christmas tags with Sandi

 Hello, scrappy friends! 

Sandi here today sharing some quick, fun Christmas tags to use on those Christmas gifts you're busy wrapping!

Although my own Christmas colors are neutral white, creams and copper, I decided to let the Sugar Plum Fairies dance in my head for a few minutes and produce me some sweet, sugar-y colors!

So, I chose Vibez Forget Me NotVibez Snow Way Man and Vibez Pop Art Pink for my base colors and Paste Eez Salt of the Earth for my background texture.

Using ordinary office tags, I had me a little "play" in the craft room!

I started by swiping the tags with clear gesso and then adding my Paste Eez Salt of the Earth through
a stencil.

While that was drying, I chose and painted a bunch of Christmas chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint. For a flocked and textured effect, I added some glitter snow to the trees.

Next, I went back to my tags and applied the colors with a paintbrush.

Above is a close-up of the Vibez Forget Me Not. Look at that shimmer!~


Here is the sweet Vibez Pop Art Pink one! This is a really pretty baby pink!

The last thing I did was add the ribbons and splattered some white paint over the tags for a snowy, uniform look.

I've been looking for a chance to use my Vibez Snow Way Man blue. It is so gorgeous. Depending on the intensity that you desire, you can of course, water this down for a lighter touch.

Doing these little tags is also a great to get familiar with the colors you have on hand before trying them a special project!

So, now I'm all set with at least 3 tags for my Christmas presents!
You can be too by shopping the Shimmerz Paints Store for the colors you need.
Don't forget to use my name SANDI for a little free gift with order!
See you next time!

Shimmerz products used: 
Vibez Snow Way Man
Vibez Pop Art Pink
Vibez Forget Me Not
Paste Eez Salt of the Earth

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Choose Your Own Path

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for Shimmerz Paints!  I love using these richly colored paints, they're amazing.I have used a photo by A.M. Lorek from Google Free. I have done this for the November Color Team Challenge. I picked Olive U Truly Inklingz, a soft green color. I added other paints to complement it.

To make this page I made layers of corrugated cardboard, watercolor paper, and small pieces of foam core board and the photo. I sponged on gesso to the Lavender Frost background paper by Prima. This was so the paint wouldn't soak into the paper. I stenciled on texture paste,glued on mesh type pieces on the top and bottom, then put on the layers with the photo.
I started adding chipboard by Reneabouquets, the frame pieces were painted with Olive U Truly. I added Clear Rock Candy.

To add more visual interest I added micro beads. seed  beads, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals,lichen, feathers, pressed flowers, shells, resin pieces from Prima and some I'd made,pearls, charms, metal glitter, distress glitter, and metal from Tim Holtz. The white butterfly at the top is from Reneabouquets.

For the purple I used Imperial Amethyst Inklingz. Almost all the brown is Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz.The gold is mica powder. I also rubbed on silver mica on the background.

I used a few small pieces of lace, cheesecloth, and tulle.

The moon face is from Stamperia.

The white flower at the bottom middle is from Prima. The gold bead cap is from Vintaj.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week! 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Winter Card with Isha Gupta

Hello Shimmerz friendz, Isha here sharing a clean and simple winter card with you.
This month all the DT members are to pick one color and create a winter themed project around it. I picked the Creameez:Ride the Tide. This is a soft blue with a satin finish.

I started with a watercolor cardstock and applied Creameez:Ride the Tide to it. I then added a bit of Shimmerz: Coal to it as well. Let this dry. Now I die cut the pieces using a die from Memory Box. I die cut the center frame two more times using white cardstock and stacked the frame part. I then applied Shimmeringz: Baby's Breath to the frame part.
for the sky part, I applied PASTE-EEZ: Salt of the Earth through the stencil. Let it dry a bit. Once dry, I inlaid the sky area to the center frame and adhered it to the card. I then adhered the outer frame to the card base too.
Here is a close-up to check out the texture.

Here are the products I used:

Thank you for stopping by!! Hope you like my creation and got inspired to create monochromatic CAS cards. If you decide to add some shimmery goodness in your stash, please don't forget to put my name "ISHA GUPTA" in the comments and get a free surprise freebie :)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Poinsettia Christmas Card | Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today, sharing another card creation featuring the amazing Shimmerz Paints. Here is my card.
Shimmerz Paints Die Cut Stamp Card
My finished cardis a standard A2 top folding size. The base is plain white cardstock. In fact, everything started out with plain white cardstock! I cannot resist starting with plain white cardstock and watching what this amazing product range will do!

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I created and cut my Poinsettia and border pieces.  I used Honeymoon Inklingz for the flower pieces and Freshly Minted Inklingz for the leaves. I really like the Inklingz range of products. They are so creamy and glide on the paper so smoothly. I added some pearls and a larger embellishment to the centers of my flowers.

For the little swirls, I  added some Puttin’ On The Glitz Pasteez. It gives them a soft sparkle without looking too overdone. You can also see the background here. I started with plain white cardstock, ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder and then painted it with some Angel’s Kiss and  Misty Morning Inklingz. I then spritzed it with my Jeni B Bleu Vibez. Love all the shimmer and interest it has.

Here’s a closer look at my sentiment. It comes from the new Love Never Melts Clear Stamp Set. I layered it onto my border.

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Here’s just another look at the flowers. I cut them in two sizes so I would have one larger flower as my focal point and then have a couple of smaller ones nestled by it.

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For a final touch, I added a bow from some of my seam binding ribbon. Seems these days all my cards have some of this….rofl!

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Here is one last look at my completed card. I really like the way it turned out using some non-traditional Christmas colors!

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Supplies Used
love never melts lg
misty morning

jenni b bleu vibez

puttin on the glitz - pasteez
freshly minted

angels kiss


Now all that's left is for your to go pick up a little Shimmerz Paint and you can make your own!
Don't forget to mention my name in the comments when you place your order there! You will get a little freebie to try!

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you. Please leave me a comment and let us know you were here. Don't forget to check back to see what the rest of these amazing designers are working on! Until the next time, you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, November 16, 2018

"Let it Snow" Color Challenge Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I'm taking part in the November color challenge!
If you haven't heard, the Shimmerz team has been assigned to choose just ONE color to focus on for a project this month.  I chose Inklingz Blue Lagoon.  This was one of my very first colors that I owned from Shimmerz simply because of its versatility. It's great for all seasons! Today, I'm featuring it using a winter project.  Here's a quick look at my final 12x12 layout:

Y'all seriously, Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa is my all time absolute favorite paper collection.  This color matches the teal in this collection PERFECTLY!

I began my layout by combining the Blue Lagoon and white modeling paste so I could stencil the large snowflakes on the background. While that was drying, I took a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and covered the entire paper with the same color using the packaging technique. I added a few layers of color, drying them in between.  When that was dry, I tore it into random strips to create my layers of snow on the bottom of my layout.  When I glued those to my background, I made sure to only glue the bottoms, so the tops would be open to tuck embellishments in.  I free hand cut my large snowman out of coordinating papers, including his hat, scarf and arms.  The Large "Let it Snow" is a chipboard sticker from that collection.  I continued adding in paper, cardstock and chipboard embellishments to complete my layout and finished it off with more splatters of the Blue Lagoon.  Here are some close ups of  my final layout:

Literally, the ONLY Shimmerz color I used on today's project was Inklingz Blue Lagoon!
I hope you join in on the challenge and tag us on social media!

If you purchase this, or any other Shimmerz product, be sure to add my name to the comments section during checkout for a free surprise! Full details below!