Shimmer Laser-Cut Cards

Last week my friend, Tania Tobin, showed off a card she’d made by adding a thin layer of Shimmery White Embossing Paste to one of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards, with a piece of card stock inserted to also get the inverse impression.

I don’t have the Shimmery White Embossing Paste, but I do have the new Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  So I put a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock under the front of the Laser-Cut Card and smeared my Versamark ink pad all over.  Then I coated both with the embossing powder and set with my heat tool.

Shimmer Laser Cut Card 1

Wow, right?  I added a piece of Balmy Blue to the back of the laser-cut side:

Then I had to let it sit for a while to figure out what I wanted to do to finish it off.  I just kept thinking how it would be a nice wedding card, so I finally added a sentiment from Bloom & Grow, also stamped in Versamark and embossed with the Shimmer White powder.

To be honest, I thought I was finished with this card.  Even had this blog post all set to go, but it didn’t really feel finished.  As my day went on, this idea came into my head:

I stamped 2 of the largest Bloom & Grow flower sprays on Very Vanilla with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder.  Then I coloured them in with Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies..  Now it feels truly finished!

Stop back tomorrow to see what I did with the masked Very Vanilla piece.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Upcoming Classes

Information for All Classes:
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Nancy’s Stamping Studio

1801/151 Berkeley Street, Melbourne 3000
1 block E of Haymarket tram stop (19/59) and Flemington Rd/Peel St (58). Also 3 blocks W of Lincoln Sq./Swanston St – UniMelb tram stop. Contact for parking info.

RSVP at least 2 days before class so I can be sure to have enough materials prepared.
Monthly Card Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products. Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!

​$30 – all supplies and afternoon tea included.

Tuesday, 16 July RSVP deadline Sunday, 14 July
Saturday, 20 July RSVP deadline Thursday, 18 July

Saturday, 17 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 15 August
Tuesday, 20 August RSVP deadline Sunday, 18 August

Tuesday, 17 September RSVP deadline Sunday, 15 September
Saturday, 21 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 19 September

Specialty Classes
Fun Folds 2
Saturday, 3 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 1 August
Someone said, “A card is a hug with a fold in the middle.”  What a lovely idea…but we can go beyond that!  Come make a variety of cards that go beyond a simple crease…different to the ones made in June’s class!  You will also receive a printout with directions for each type of fold. Suitable for novice and experienced crafters.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

Playing with Pigment Sprinkles
Saturday, 7 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 5 September
Learn how to use these amazing watercolour pigment crystals on your projects.  We’ll be doing a variety of techniques, some of which will wind up on finished cards, others will be yours to take home to continue working with.  Note: I will supply gloves, but please wear clothes that can get accidentally stained without distress. All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

World Cardmaking Day
Saturday, 5 October
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 3 October
Plan to attend my first World Cardmaking Day event in Australia!  Stay tuned for details on this free event….

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Saturday, 2 November
 RSVP deadline Tuesday, 29 October
Attendees will literally stamp a stack of cards!  5 each of 5 designs for a total of 25 cards, all ready to send out for the holidays!  Note: this session may run long (or short) depending on how quickly each individual completes her cards.  Suitable for novice and experienced crafters, though most will feel more comfortable having attended one of my previous sessions.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $50.




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