Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Technqiue Tuesday: Faux Champagne Shimmer

Faux Champagne Shimmer 

This was my swap card that I shared with my sister demos this past weekend. I had a great time doing my first shoe box swap.  A shoe box swap is where each participant creates a swap card, then cuts enough materials to create a pre-determined number - puts those materials and the tools needed into a "shoe box" and brings them to a meeting. Each member then takes a turn at each other's swap card following provided directions. It's a fun way to share card ideas and new techniques. 

I totally had a blast making the swaps with my sister demos. I really wish I lived closer to my sister demos so I could participate in more. Since I don't, I'd love to host my own "shoe box swap". If you are local to me and are interested in participating, please feel free to comment this post. 

Step-by-Step Directions

1.       Cut Baked Brown Sugar card stock to 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½” using your Stampin’ Trimmer. Cut Cherry Cobbler first to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” then trim down to 4” x 5 ¼”, saving the ¼” pieces you trimmed for the inside of the card. Next, cut two panels of Very Vanilla cardstock to 3 ¾” x 5”.
2.       On the first panel of Very Vanilla, use Tombow to glue the ¼” strips of Cherry Cobbler ¼” in from the right and bottom of the panel – pieces should crisscross in the bottom right corner. Use Tombow to glue this panel to the inside of the card base.
3.       On the 2nd panel of Very Vanilla, rub the embossing buddy all over the front surface to prepare for embossing. Next ink your Wintertime stamp with Versamark, then over the Versamark, ink it up with your Baked Brown Sugar classic ink pad. Doing so will keep the ink wet enough to emboss and will not harm your ink pad.
4.       Now center and stamp the image on the Very Vanilla panel. Then emboss with iridescent ice embossing powder. Allow a minute or two to cool.
5.       Using your Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, squeeze a small amount onto each of the loops in the flourish of the stamp. Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to dry.
6.       Once the dazzling details is dried. Center and adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the Cherry Cobbler panel with Tombow. Then adhere both panels to the Baked Brown Sugar card base front.

I hope you enjoyed my first Technique Tuesday post. I had a lot of fun making this card. My sister demos loved it too. I'd love to see how you use this technique - so please share a link in the comments.

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Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.

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