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A Dash of Christmas Shimmer

I did a workshop on Sunday for some experienced papercrafters who I see quite regularly, and since I hadn't had the chance to show them the new Shimmer Paints (on page 143 of the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Ideas Book & Catalogue), I thought I'd give a bit of Christmas shimmer a go.

The adorable Dasher stamp (available individually at $14.95) has been very popular, and I had a sample card from a swap, that included the Dasher image in a very simple, easy to replicate card layout. The sample was created by Judy May and there is a photo of it in my gallery in the right hand column of this blog.

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I wanted to use the divine flocked paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pack (only available in SU! Wrapping Up Christmas bundles until 30th November), and I wanted to spray the whole card with a fine mist of shimmer, which is created with the Shimmer Paints.

Dasher is great, as you can ink up his body normally, then use a sponge dauber to ink up his antlers, and once stamped, add more sparkle to his artistic antlers with a big of bling - in this case we used the SU! self adhesive rhinestones.

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I have added a bling-ey bit of silver string - from my substantial ribbon collection, punched the centre border with the scallop border punch, stamped a greeting from Many Merry Messages, in Early Espresso Ink, which is the same one used for the reindeer, then shimmer sprizted the whole card to complete it.

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Notice the fine mist of silver over the real read card stock.  The ladies on Sunday did a beautiful job creating this card, especially the hostess's mother Trudy, who tied the most gorgeous bow in the silver thread, and used the Scallop Trim border punch instead.  It was a stunning result!

There are two Dasher cards in my gallery, using the exact same card layout, just changing the colours and tools -  very inspiring, and since it is near the end of November, dare I ask . . . how many Christmas cards have you completed for the coming Christmas season??


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This is so gorgeous Kathryn! Haven't tried sponge daubing Dasher's antlers separately...must give that a try !! TFS!

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