Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Want some BLING!?

Bling seems to be where it's at these days. I love BLING and I love that there are so many ways to get some serious BLING or some subtle BLING. I was able to get my hands on these adorable little bottles of SHIMMERZ paint this week and of course, I had to try it on a project immediately. They come in a number of colors and all you need to do is use a paint brush and add it to your project. I'm going to try out some other techniques but this is the easiest and most obvious.

I stamped the flower and vine stamp on white cardstock with black ColorBox ink and embossed it with black Top Boss embossing powder. I didn't need to emboss it but I wanted my black lines to be as intense as possible and by embossing the image, I created little "walls" so to speak to help contain my colors. These paints wouldn't have flowed all over if I didn't have the "walls, I just think it helps with the overall look.
I let the sun shine on my colored image so that you could for sure see the BLING that comes with the Shimmerz Paints. I also stamped and colored the flower twice and cut one out so that my image is more 3-D. You can also see the embossed dots. I used a Cuttlebug embossing plate and the green paper is Core'dinations so I slightly sanded my embossed dots to reveal the underneath color of the paper.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

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Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Deja Views
Flower and leaf stamp – Magenta
Friends stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes collection)
Black ink – ColorBox/Clearsnap
Black embossing powder – Top Boss/Clearsnap
Shimmerz paints
Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Silver dot – Michaels


  1. WOW!! They look so pretty!!!
    I love how subtle they are...I may just have to try some :)

  2. oooooh I Lurve BLING and your card is really can see the shine :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog rock :)
    Chris xx

  3. Very pretty. The color shows up so nice too.

  4. Lovely card Linda. The embossed paper and bling are perfect. I justadore your cards. xoxoxo

  5. Oh, wow! I have not heard of that before. thanks for letting us know. Nice card. and I am a BLING girl. Love it!

  6. That is so pretty! It shines so nicely!

  7. Oh my goodness...I LOVE how shimmery they are. Beautiful card and great technique. I must now keep a lookout for those. Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Awesome Bling indeed! I have a dozen of those Shimmerz!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Your card is adorable. I know in real life it looks fantastic too :)

  9. Your card is wonderful. Love the shimmers. I REALLY have to get some.

  10. Such fabboo bling you've found! Great job of 'enabling' too!

  11. neato~! I haven't seen that bling stuff yet!

  12. oh you had me hooked at shimmer! love love love the bling! :)