Berry Christmas Card Using Shimmer Paint

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The shimmer paints have proven to be very versatile! You can use them as ink directly on the stamp, or mix them with reinker and sponge it onto the stamp, sponge the shimmer paint onto card stock, or even mix them with 70% alcohol and make shimmer mist.

This card uses Champagne Shimmer Paint in two ways. First, I mixed Real Red reinker with the Champagne Shimmer Paint in an empty button container, then sponged it onto the poinsettia stamp from Berry Christmas with a Sponge Dauber. I did the same technique for the centers, with So Saffron reinker and the Shimmer Paint.

As for the card base, it’s a 4″ x 8″ piece of Always Artichoke, folded in half to make a 4″x4″ square. Using the Champagne Shimmer Mist on a Sponge, I sponged the paint around the edges of the card.

The stamped image layer is Whisper White, matted with Real Red Textured card stock. The greeting is from Heard from the Heart. I colored in the words with my Always Artichoke marker and sponged the Real Red/Champagne mixture on “christmas” with a Sponge Dauber. That Real Red/Champagne Shimmer Paint combo is gorgeous in real life. It’s like adding glitter to your ink!

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