Monday, February 22, 2010

Glimmer Mist Embossed Flower Stampin Up Kind and Caring Thoughts

Hello Friends! Wow, I actually finished this card. LOL! It took me a while because one, I've been seriously distracted and two, I was experimenting a bit with Glitter Mist. I recently bought a few bottles of Glimmer Mist. . .well, being me. . .I needed to get a few just because I've seen other people using them. Don't you just love how we can easily get sucked into buying stuff? I mean. . it's crazy. I need to stop this behavior.

There were only a few colors at my local scrapbook store so I just bought 3 bottles. I had no clue how to use them but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. It's basically some sort of solution with "pearl ex" or "mica" pigment mixed into it. Well, that's what I'm assuming it is because I've mixed reinkers, water, and mica pigment/powder . . basically, Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls and honestly, the results are similar.

The color I used for this card was "Auburn" . I was hoping for a more "pinkish" tone but it's more of a burgundy tone. I added a bit of pinkish tone to it by dabbing SU Positively Pink ink on to the white areas of the card stock using a sponge.

I then stamped the image and heat embossed it white embossing powder. That's about it. I didn't brush off the stray embossing powder because I wanted a bit of white speckles to the background of the image. I'm not sure I'm going to buy any more colors of the Glitter Mist because I'm thinking I'm just going to come up with my own concoction. I have a ton of Pearl Ex and Perfect Pearl pigments . . .I'll play with a few different colors and see how it turns out.

Anyway. . .I'll end it here. . .I'm in the crafty mood so I better get my butt going before I find something else to distract me and well, when that happens. . .no crafty time.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!!!!

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: SU designer paper, SU Regal Rose
Ink: Glimmer Mist Auburn, Versamark Ink
Accessories: Basic Basic Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Hemp Cord, buttons, SU Embossing Folder, SU Key Tag Punch, Dew Drops

13 comments:

Jacqui said...

Wow that's gorgeous!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Monique said...

Oh Maria what a beautiful card!!TFS:)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...outstanding!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Girl this is GORGEOUS, I always love your work.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Maria!!

Tasha said...

Wow Maria this is really beautiful. The colours re stunning together and the ribbon is so pretty. I love the layout too
love tasha xx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This isn't just pretty in pink, it's GORGEOUS in pink!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, I like what you did with this,just a beautiful card.

Viv said...

Stunning Maria! Just stunning.
I love it.
Hugs Viv xx

Ida P. Krause said...

Maria this is so pretty. It's so soft and delicate.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card!


I saw on the 'net several sites that showed how to make your own glimmer mist. I think the key was some kind of fixative. Any how, when I tried I liked the results of the store bought mist better but other people seem to like what they make better.

Summerthyme Studio said...

beautiful!

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