Wednesday 29 August 2018

Coppery Winter Woods

I'm so happy with the way this card turned out ... and it started out as the result of an accident!
#thecraftythinker  #winterwoods  #christmascard  #xmascard  #cardmaking  #rubberstamping #stampinup , Winter Woods, Dashing Deer, Shimmer Paints, Christmas Card, Xmas Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
An atmospheric Christmas card: A background of sponged Shimmer Paints with images from
Winter Woods and Dashing Deer stamp sets
The other week I was experimenting with the new Shimmer Paints (Bright Copper, Vegas Gold, Champagne Mist and White Frost).  I was attempting to pour a little of the copper onto the large acrylic block that I was using as a palette so that I could apply it my owl stamp with a sponge brayer (you can see the results of that here, here and here).  However, rather too much spilled out and, loathe to waste any, I thought about ways to use it.  So I used the sponge brayer to add some to the embossing in this card and then used the same brayer to apply some to a piece of Early Espresso card stock.

Since it was looking a bit dark, I then used the same brayer with some Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint  and then a tiny bit of Champagne Mist.

Once my shimmery background was dry, I used Jet Black Stazon ink to stamp the Pine tree from the Winter Woods stamp set.  Switching to the other tree image in the set, I stamped off and then stamped on to the background.  Having reinked the stamp, I then stamped again, lower and to the right and then added the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set.  Hint:  Using the Stamparatus will allow you to stamp an image as many times as you like in the one spot to obtain a darker image.

To add a bit of contrasting highlight, I used a paint brush to apply some of the White Frost Shimmer Paint to the snowy parts of the pine tree and a little in the foreground.  I used a combination of light strokes and stippling.

I used the greeting from the Star of Light stamp set because it was a good size for this card.  It's copper heat embossed.

The base card is Basic black and there's a Sahara Sand layer.

Products from the Holiday Catalogue (sale period 5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019)
Winter Woods stamp set
Dashing Deer stamp set
Shimmer Paint in Vegas Gold, Bright Copper, Champagne Mist and White Frost

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  1. Beautiful card. Love the technique you used to get the shimmer. Enjoy your day!

  2. Beautiful effect. I need to give that technique a try. Thank you for sharing.