Friday, February 1, 2013

Red and Shiny

Been waiting to show you this little beauty.  I was introduced to this wonderful Elizabeth's Crafts Shimmer Sheetz at my local SBS, Scrapbooks By The Sea.   Ooooh this is so much fun to work with.  I embossed the Shimmer Sheet and then sanded it down.  All the delicious color came off and left pearly clear spots in the embossed pattern.  I then glued the sheet to a white card.  Punched a heart border (MS) on both sides of a white strip of paper attached a red ribbon on top and wrapped it around the red panel.

I used three different papers and cut out the flower using a TH die.  I misted the floral layers with water, scrunched them up in my hand, smoothed them out and dried them using a heat gun.  I joined the layers together with glue dots and added a little heart embellishment.  I think the heart embellishment is from K & Company.  Added a little bit of Stickles for sparkle and hot glued the flower to the ribbon.  The sentiment is a stamp on white paper cut to resemble a banner.  I Stickled this too and it caused the paper to "warp"  which gave the illusion of movement in the banner.  I considered redoing the banner but I liked the look, so I left it.

I wasn't sure how it would photographed, but I think this looks ok.  I got carried away with this fun paper and have made a couple more cards with it.  I will show you these in later posts, so keep on checking back.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  In the US it is Super Bowl weekend.  It is one of those sacred holidays where these big tough men get all dressed up in pads and helmets and wrestle over a little ball made of pigskin.  The players get dirty and injured and everyone cheers and screams, pounds tables and some even partake of spirits.  Some women use this as an excuse to go out to dinner and a movie with girlfriends, others get right in there and scream with the men.  I have to say I am in the second group.  I love to watch the SuperBowl with my hubby. My Packers are not in the game this year, so I am going to cheer for the Baltimore Ravens.  So go Ravens and Happy Crafting to all of you.

Challenges I plan to enter this in are:

 Shopping Our Stash (The red foil was my only new thing.  Everything else was in my stash.
Make It Monday-Anything Goes


  1. Linda this is so glamorous and stunning
    Dr Sonia

  2. what a fab glamorous card ,love the CAS design ...gorgeous
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  3. You win on shimmer todsay - great card - and do not all ind you using my sentiment - use away hun
    Hugs Sarah xx

  4. This is a stunner... so lovely, Linda!!!

  5. Linda, I love shimmer sheetz! They are so much fun. This is a stunning card, perfect for Valentines Day. Love the banner with the sentiment. Whoever gets this beauty will know they are special!!!!!!


  6. Fabulous card! I love the flower!!
    I am visiting from MIM

  7. Oh wow, fantastic! First that I've seen the shimmer sheetz (must go shopping). Gorgeous flower, just gorgeous!

  8. so pretty! i love the shine! great design :)

  9. Beautiful! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash.


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