Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dare to Add Shimmer!

Happy Wednesday! Time for another Color Dare!
Today we are using Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizazz, and Sahara it!!
I had some different ideas, but frankly have no idea how I ended up with this card! LOL! I wanted something quick and simple. Well, this was fairly simple, but definitely not quick!
My sahara sand is the card base; barely noticeable. I added a layer of blushig bride pattern paper from the Hostess stack. That was the quick part! Next, I embossed my elegant eggplant with the elegant bouquet folder. I wanted the flowers to show up more. So, I pulled out my frost white shimmer paint, and added color with my ink refills! Fun! I colored over the flowers with my blender pen because it was in reach! LOL! I did clean it up right away! It took a long time to time, I'll let it sit longer. The stamped image is from my neglected Oval All set, stamped in eggplant and colored with markers. I punched it out with the scallop oval punch, and placed it over my pear pizazz twill ribbon.
This is a terrific color challenge, so I really hope you play along! Check it out at and use keyword CD105 in your online gallery.
Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Wow - that must have taken you a while to go over the embossed image! The finished card is lovely :)

  2. Fab project - I love that you gave us step by step instructions. Love it. X

  3. Wow, love the idea of adding reinker to the glimmer paint - very clever. I love the effect it has on the embossed flowers. Great card!

  4. I have not used the shimmer paint before, but it is striking on the Elegant Eggplant paper. Neat ideas!!

  5. Great way to highlight the embossed pattern!

  6. the detail really pays off - gorgeous card kim :)