Guest Designing for Shimmerz – Frugal Card

I am still excited to be Guest Designing at the Shimmerz Blog for the month of December, even though this is my third post – stay tuned as I still have two more projects to go.

For this weeks post I have created a simple card based on the concept of being Frugal, and getting the most out of patterned paper and mixed media.  If you haven’t heard about it you should check out the “Frugal Friday” series at the Prima Blog.

My card is made with the Prima “The Optimist” range, which is very hard to obtain – causing the need to be Frugal!  We have a little bit of it left instore at Scrapbook Fantasies, and are hoping to get more very soon.

This is my card:

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

I have misted through some plastic tablecloth for the white/pink background of my card, and creating in a waste-not-want-not mode I stamped the tablecloth onto some card for later use. **For a chance to receive a piece of this ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth see the bottom of this post**

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

Other than the Shimmerz products listed below, all I have used to create this card is less than half a sheet of “The Optimist” patterned paper (all that I could get my hands on), half a sheet of white cardstock, a wooden butterfly icon, Distress Stickles and some Pitt Pastel Pencils.  It is the Shimmerz products that have made these few things sing.

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

To embellish the wooden butterfly icon I have first coated it in Dimensionz Pearly Gates, and then misted it whilst it was still wet with Coloringz Valentino and then Shimmeringz Baby’s Breath so that the texture is uneven.  I have detailed the leaves and flowers on “The Optimist” patterned paper with the Pitt Pastel Pencils.

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

Once I was finished with the creation of my card I wanted it all to shimmer so I over-sprayed everything with the Shimmeringz Baby’s Breath.  I love how changing the speed and pressure on the nozzle creates an uneven mist, so there is texture within to the pearly sheen of the entire card.

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

As an added bonus the over-spraying of the entire card with the Shimmeringz Baby’s Breath has caused the fussy-cut flowers to curl at the edges.  I finally added some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Black Soot) to the centres of the fussy-cut flowers, just because I could.

Shimmerz Frugal Card - Alicia Redshaw

Thank you for stopping by to see my third project Guest Designing for the Shimmerz Blog for December.

Shimmerz products used:
Colouringz – Valentino
Shimmeringz – Baby’s Breath
Dimensionz – Pearly Gates

Other products used:
Prima – “The Optimist” Happy patterned paper, wood icon (butterfly)
Cardstock – Bazzill (Lace)
Other – Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Black Soot), Faber-Castell Pitt Pastels (156, 226), ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth

**I am going to send to the first four people to leave a comment on this post a piece of this ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth (approx 1/2 metre square) all of their very own.  I will send this to anywhere in the world, not just Australia.**

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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6 thoughts on “Guest Designing for Shimmerz – Frugal Card

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  2. Amazing what can be created with a piece of ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth. Ooh, love that floral paper!

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