Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Shimmerz Tutorial and a Featured Stamper card

I was very busy today! Not only was it my favorite weekly challenge -the SCS Featured Stamper BUT I wrote my very first tutorial. Yep! It's all about Shimmerz baby! In honor of the FOUR NEW AND EXCLUSIVE Shimmerz Blingz colors only available at JBelle Embellishments Store (can you say Pixie Dust?). The tutorial is posted on the Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog. Check it out here.

You'll have to check out the JBE Blog for all the details, but here is a sneaky peek. Again, please be kind -it was my first tutorial!!

Now, on to the Featured Stamper challenge. Can you believe we have reached 100?!?!? That is almost 2 years I have been doing this challenge. And, drumroll please... Julie (JulieHRR) is the featured stamper to celebrate this milestone!. I had to read and re-read the post to make sure, but believe it or not, Julie had never been chosen before! She is definately the queen of stamping in my book. She is sweet as can be and has a fabulous clean and simple style! For a list of all the Featured Stampers 1-99, you can check out this list (you may see a familiar name for FS64!! heehee!).
I chose to case this card. I changed the color scheme, image and sentiment. AND look ma! NO layers! Seriously, it was physically painful for me to glue down the flower bouquet image without framing the panel with some pink or brown cardstock! But, that's why I love casing stampers who have a CAS style, it helps me break out of my 'layer mode' -LOL.

The image is colored with Copic markers and painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz. The tiny flower stamped in the background is from Simply Said and has a dot of white gel pen in the center.
My image and sentiment are from last year's Studio G ($1 bin at Michael's) Valentine stamps. This card also serves as my weekly Double Dog Dare challenge, where Joanne challenged us to make a card inspired by this image from Trader Joes. That cookie box is da BOMB! I HAVE to head on over and buy those beauties! The DP is some misc stuff I got at the Dollar tree and the Blush grosgrain, burlap string and eyelet are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

Card Deets:
Stamps: studio g, simply said
Paper: PTI sweet blush, close to cocoa, misc dp
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: copic markers, white gel pen, grosgrain, su scallop border punch, cropadile, eyelet, white gel pen, Shimmerz, tag corner punch


  1. Excellent Shimmers tutorial Michelle! I read every letter and its very informative! I love that you used different brands of black so we could compare how they hold up. And I'm especially happy to see all the beautiful colors!! I can't wait to get my hands on some!!

    Terrific FS and DDC too!! You are rockin today GF!! Love the case of JulieHRR's card!

  2. Wonderful tutorial, Michelle! What a beautiful case of Julie's card- you colors are beautiful and the design is awesome!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial, great work and very detailed. I would NEVER have thought to apply with the aqua painter. Really good tip. Your card is great!!! Love the colors!!!!!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!
    The card is so pretty! So gentle! I love the small background flowers!

  5. Thank you for the great tutorial! Your card is fabulous. :-)

  6. Whoohoo, Roomie!!! Way to go with the AWESOME tutorial....lots of good info there!! I love your card, too...sooo pretty!!! I'm really lovin the shimmerz look...better puit that on my wish list!!