Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

“It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC25)! This week Cindy Haffner is our host. This week at Flourishes it is all about Shimmerz so Cindy is challenging us to get out our little pots of Shimmerz, shake them up, and use them on our cards. There are so many wonderful ways to use these little pots of shine to add just the perfect touches of shimmer to a card. As always, if you do not have any Shimmerz, yet, no problem. All we ask is that you add some shimmer and shine to your cards. We cannot wait to see what you create!!!”

Live in the Sunshine Shimmerz

To create the background on this card, I used Shimmerz Spray in Bamboo. LOVE IT! I have to admit, I was a little skeptical using it, but it sprayed perfectly and gave a nice, even coverage. It does curl your paper a bit, so spray it, let it dry, and press the cardstock under a heavy book.

Live in the Sunshine Shimmerz CU

I stamped the palm trees in Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossed them with a clear powder. Then I used pigment chalk ink and sponged it on the cardstock. Using a paper towel, I removed the excess ink and allowed the palm trees to show through. Then I sprayed the cardstock with the Shimmerz and again removed the color from the palm trees. The rest of the card is pretty basic, but I have to say I am thrilled that the card came out looking the way I imagined! :) That doesn’t happen often! :)

Make sure and check out the rest of the team; Betty Wright, Cindy Haffner, and Silke Ledlow.

I cannot believe that in one week I will be at CHA!! I am getting SO excited!! Have you been checking out all the sneak peeks? :) Have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Flourishes (Beach Life), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White), Brad-Basic Grey (Sultry), Twine-May Arts, Ink-Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk Pumpkin Patch Que), Tsukineko (Versamark Watermark), Embossing Powder-Clear Detail Stampendous), Spellbinders Die Template (Labels 8 Available in early September)

14 comments:

Norine said...

what a simple yet very pretty card love it as always
Hugs
Norine

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is simply elegant!! Love the background you created and the beautiful quote!

Chris said...

Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope to catch ya at CHA

Cindy Haffner said...

So beautiful, I love your background, way to rock the challenge.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gaw-jus!!! Love the effect on the panel with the palm trees!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Kimberly!!! Love the technique and the design!!! Wonderful colors, too!!! That shimmerz is fabulous!!!

Silke said...

Hi Kimberly :)!!! Your card is beautiful!!! I love how you used this Beach Set!!! I so need to get my fingers on some Shimmerz Spray - it looks so neat and sparkly!!! Hugs ~S~

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love the look:)

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the soft, wispy look of these gentle trees! Beautifully done.......and have a fantastic time at CHA! I'm green with envy:)

Lila H said...

Beautiful RESIST Technique!!! I love the images you used on your project!!! GORGEOUS!

ChristineCreations said...

How beautiful Kimberly! I love the technique! Fantastic!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very pretty Kimberly! I love how you stamped the palm tree, awesome card.

Julie Koerber said...

Just gorgeous!!!! I love that background you did -- just looks so earthy! Love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Kimberly, I love your take on this set. It's so soothing. And the shimmery spray -- just the right touch. Fantastic!