Monday, November 10, 2008

Creating Backgrounds - PART 10 - Glimmer Mist

I have shared some ideas for creating backgrounds using Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels before but I just had to pull them out again. I picked up a couple new colors recently and of course, I had to try them out.
What I had mostly wanted to accomplish with this first card was to create a fancy, colored paper to stamp the bird on. I actually did stamp and emboss the bird first and then colored that paper with a couple colors of Glimmer Mist.
One of my new colors was Coffee Shop so I sprayed that and then accented it with a little bit of the Key Lime Pie. I thought that little bit of green helped my piece match my background paper. From the side, the Coffee Shop brown has a copper sparkle. The leaves on the stamped piece were accented with Platinum Stickles. The background piece that this circle sits on was punched on both sides with the Stampin' Up notebook punch and then stamped with the alphabet stamp by CatsLife Press. The punched edges were distressed with the Tonic Paper Distresser and inked/colored with the Powder Puff chalk inks by Quick Quotes. If you haven't seen or heard of these stamp pads before, you need to take a look. Great colors and they are so easy to work with.
For this next card, the flowers are part of a piece of Irresistible patterned paper by Quick Quotes. I cut out the flowers and they were plain white with the black outline lines. I filled in the bottom petal of each of the flowers with the Icicle Stickles. The Icicle Stickles has a chunkier glitter in it.
The help the flower match the purple patterned paper I used for the card, I sprayed the flower with the Fully Purple Glimmer Mist and then I used the new Copper Metallics to spray the entire front of the card. This color is meant to give a nice "Glimmer" to the project rather then a strong color change. Notice how it colored the Stickles. I wish you could see the really cool GLEAM the card has from the Copper.
Thank You for Visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials list:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned papers – Bob’s Boxers/Quick Quotes Papers
Bird stamp – Inkadinkado
Alphabet stamp – Catslife Press
Greeting stamp – Printworks
Pearl brad – Gartner
Powder Puff stamp pads – Quick Quotes
Platinum Stickles – Ranger
Hole punch – Stampin’Up
Machine sewing
Coffee Shop and Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels


Materials list:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned papers – Irresistible and Bandana Rama Collection/Quick Quotes Papers
Icicle Stickles – Ranger
Fully Purple and Metallics Copper Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Rhinestone swirls – Prima
Rub-on greeting – Making Memories


Lindsay Spencer said...

These look great! Thanks for the ideas again.

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous cards Linda!

evafromca said...

Awesome cards!!! GM is just so much fun to play with. I am just getting into them myself! Thanks for the tips!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your, I've found you, too! Love your cards, and now I must get some Glimmer Mist, too (heh-heh). Seriously, very beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

I love the top green card, it's beautiful!

Debby said...

This is outstanding. I'm still a babe using Glimmer Mist. I love that you shared some new to me techniques.

vtpuggirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful quality work here! Love that you are teaching me about glitter mist. I'm so tempted.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! Great tutorial too!

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done with the Glimmer Mist just gorgeous, I just did a layout with the Denim Blue, and it was awesome to use, love the cards just stunning.

Carole xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work.


Hilary Kanwischer said...

Beautiful card as always Linda. Have a wonderful week! :)

Katie Watson said...

I love the bird card!! So pretty!! btw, Thanks for always leaving me nice feedback on my work on 2peas, I always appreciate it so much!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

beautiful cards Linda. I especially love the first one.

Lea L. said...

Very beautiful cards Linda! I have one lone bottle of glimmer mist that I got in my SOY package...and I need to try it out. It makes me a little nervous nellie though...since I am not much of a techniquey gal. I should just try it though! Thanks for a little push...maybe I will get to it this week!


SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous use of those sprays ... I bought several bottles when they first came out, but don't think I've used them ... I need to get them out. Also thanks for the links to the new inks. I'll have to check those out.

happydays525 said...

Beautiful! Love the bird in that first one that you posted.

Debbie Olson said...

Both are lovely, Linda, but especially like the bird one on top! I think I have one lonely bottle of Glimmer Mist--better find and try it! ;-D

Sherry Wright said...

These are great, totally in love with the bird card!!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are fabulous, Linda!!