Monday, February 27, 2017

Merry Monday #237 - Shimmer or Sparkle

Hello friends.  This week at Merry Monday it's all about SHIMMER and SPARKLE!!


I LOVE all things shimmery and sparkly, so this challenge was a lot of FUN for me!  I used an ombre technique that Jennifer McGuire showed HERE with a SSS Snowflake background stamp and came up with this:


I embossed with white embossing powder and then began blending my colors from the bottom up with Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  At this point I sprayed many, many layers of Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz, and let me tell you, IRL this background really sparkles!!


My "sparkle" die cut comes from PTI's Sparkle & Shine Word Dies, and after blending the Peacock Feathers ink over it, I embossed it with Sparkle Embossing powder.  I also die cut the "sparkle" out of foam to give some more dimension without having to die cut it 4 or 5 times!  I adhered this layer to a silver mirror cardstock layer and then white card base.  There's so much sparkle on this card that I think you could probably see it from a mile away!  :0)

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this week, so get out everything you own that shimmers or sparkles and come play along with us!  For more "sparkly" inspiration, check out all the lovely cards from my teammates right HERE and then play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!

  

11 comments:

  1. I see I'm on your wave length today, Marcia - I used a snowflake background and a layered sentiment die too. Great minds as they say... Anyway - just love your ombre inking on the background and the die cut - gorgeous with all the shimmer!!

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  2. Beautiful card friend and thank you so much for the lovely tulips. They are perfection. I'm going on a little venture today to the local drugstore. Whoopee, lol. First time out in over a week.

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  3. I LOVE this, Marcia! Those colors are wintery wonderful and I love the sentiment!

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  4. Awesome Christmas card Marcia, I love every design detail.

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  5. Beautiful card, I love the ombre look. Have a lovely week.

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  6. Gorgeous shimmer and sparkle! Stunning background too!

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  7. LOVE your design Marcia!! The ombre over the snowflakes is just gorgoeus. LOVE how you've done the large Sparkle die-cut sentiment to ... fading to white. Awesome! xx

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  8. Oooooo, Marcia! I totally LOVE this card!! Now I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard... :)

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  9. What a wonderful card and gorgeous technique!! Hope you're enjoying the weekend :)

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