Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shimmery Blossoms

The One Layer Wednesday challenge over at Simplicity this week is to use shimmer, but not glitter or bling.

A one layer is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.   No other layers of cardstock are permitted.

I colored the flowers with my Signo white gel pen first to get a nice white flower.  Then I dry brushed a bit of shimmer paint over that.

Maybe you can see the shimmer better in the close up.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Black StazOn, Whisper White
Paper:   Crumb Cake
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, White Signo gel pen, gold glitter pen, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy!


Benzi said...

I really love this, Bonnie. The white gel pen used on the blooms is beautiful with the Crumb Cake. What an outstanding card!

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie!! Great idea for this one-layer challenge. :)

Beth said...

LOVE it!

Janeen said...

this is a lovely card, i like how you embossed the edges to bring the focal point alive. beautifully done.

kingstonmama said...

Lovely card. I really like this branch stamp, and I like the neutral colors you've chosen. I need to use kraft more often as a card base!

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Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love how the flowers pop off the page and the scored frame is the perfect CAS finishing touch!

Susan said...

Bonnie, I had the same problem trying to get the shimmer to show up on my photo! I LOVE this the flowers stamp in silhouette and then you colored them? THat's what my stamp is. Anyway...I LOVE this. Now I think I might give it a try!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. The embossed border is a great touch

Pauline said...

Loved your card. It is so delicate. I agree the embossed border really added a nice touch.

Susan Raihala said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous! Love how you painted over the signo pen. Fabulous idea!