Friday, November 25, 2011

Icy Shimmer

It won't be long before the snow flies here in Southeast Michigan.  And with the snow comes the ice...and scrapping the car windshield, slick roads, and a longer commute to work.  Sigh.  Oh, shoot, I meant...and with the snow comes the ice and its beautiful shimmer on the car windshield and the slick roads.  Doesn't really sound better, does it?  Oh well.

Anyway, the card I'm sharing today DOES have a beautiful icy shimmer created with a generous amount of Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.

A Couple Details:
  • The tree image is stamped in Coffee Archival Ink and then accented with Glossy Accents and Stickles.   Once those were dry, I rounded the corners and antiqued the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink, then gave the whole image a spritz of Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.

  • I used another border punch along the right side and added a stamped border strip.
  • Some beautiful vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, scrunched ivory seam binding, and a pearl and glass beaded pin create a shimmery accent.  Once assembled, I sprayed the entire face of the card with more Perfect Pearls.


Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Naturals White’; Papertrey Ink ‘Ripe Avocado’
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye The Merry Days of Christmas ‘All Aglow’
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Inks: Archival Ink ‘Coffee’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Tumbled Glass’
Embellishments: Glossy Accents; Hug Snug seam binding ‘ivory’; buttons; Darice corsage pin; Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’; Stickles ‘Icicle’, ‘Crystal’; glass bead; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Pearl’

Tools: EK Success border punch; scallop scissors; Fiskars corner rounder punch; 3M foam tape; foam ink blending tool


  1. Just beautiful! Almost makes you look forward to the loveliness of winter....NOT! lol

  2. Wow! That is just stunning...absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the info on adhering the ribbon!

  3. Gorgeous creation - so much fabulous shimmer! Really gorgeous - thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

  4. Beautiful card,Vicky!Love the ribbon with the buttons and all that sparkle!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts!

  5. Beeeeeeeeeyootiful shimmer and shine! such a great creation! love the design and color palette. Thanks for being ODD with us this week at SOG! It's also cyber Monday at the SOG store. Head on over to check it out if you have time! Take Care

  6. This is gorgeous, the tree looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!

  7. what a beautiful image .. and i love the colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x


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