Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shimmer, Shine, Embossing, OH MY!

Greetings Paper Canteen friends!!  Happy Weekend!!  I hope you are having fun whatever you are doing!  I recently received the new Tim Holtz Spring Distress inks and I've been playing with them ever since!  The colors are SO fabulous but I must say that I am totally partial to Peacock Feathers.  {swoon}

I started with this Hero Arts/Basic Grey cling stamp and good quality watercolor paper.  I coated my stamp in white craft ink and then heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  I sponged the top of the panel with Shaded Lilac and the bottom with Peacock Feathers blending them heavily in the middle.  I took a baby wipe and gently rubbed the embossed areas clear of any leftover ink.  Using my pearlized water I gave two light sprays to the entire panel then zapped it dry with my heat gun giving the entire piece a beautiful but delicate shimmery shine. (almost impossible to see in the photo) I added some very lush light blue velvet ribbon where the two colors meet. 

My friend Abby has an amazing line of sentiment stamps that are all in Spanish.  Truly wonderful, truly fabulous and oh so fun to play with!!  You can check out her wonderful shop right HERE.  I used this set here for the tab sentiment.  The sentiment tab was cut with the File Tab Die-namic from MFT.  I purposefully placed the tab a bit off center to keep things interesting. (wink!)

I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired!  Will be back tomorrow with another creation!!

Crafty Hugs!

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