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Making your cards shimmer

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Yesterday, my birthday set of nesties arrived in the mail.  It’s amazing how a little thing can inspire the style of the card.  Since the shapes were so “Eastern-looking” to me, I had to go with  my Asian fairy again.  And then, of course, the papers needed to be shimmery and rich.  Paper Temptress has a great selection of the sparkly and shimmery that will add some flare to any style you decide to use.

To start my card off,  I cut out a mat using Malachite/Mica Metallic paper.  Heavenly White Premium US Cardstock was used as the base and as the white layers.  I decided to go with a gate styled card so the base measures 4.25 x 11 inches when opened.   The sentiment by Paper Makeup Stamps was a digi and the Heavenly White Ultrasmooth CS goes through my printer very well!  It also takes the sponging evenly smoothly.

I stamped the fairy’s wings onto Crystal Clear with black stazon.  Then I added dazzling diamonds to the back of the Crystal Clear.  Gold Sparkle was embossed using a cuttlebug folder and the edges were sponged using a chocolate brown ink to age the look of the gold.  But the shimmer comes through even through the brown ink.

A few rhinestones and black ribbon helped pull this card together.

Stamp and digi stamp by Paper Makeup Stamps, Inks by Stampin Up

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