05 April 2009

Glimmery Glitz!!!

Today I have been having a play with Glimmer Mists and Metal Magic Embossing Powder.
I pulled out a background I made some time ago with alcohol inks on horrible silver mirror card that has lines of colour in it.
I masked off an area with Post It notes and patted the exposed area with a Versamark ink pad then removed the mask and added Silver Metal Magic. After heating, it was allowed to cool, the mask was replaced and more VM added.
Three layers of ink and EP were applied then I stamped the image into the last warm layer.
This was left to go completely cold before being sprayed with Deep Plum Glimmer Mist. I let it pool in the debossed areas and removed the spray from other areas with a tissue which I worked into a point and used to soak up the excess spray and then left to dry before matting onto silver card.
The bottom band is also alcohol ink on silver card mounted onto plain silver that has been punched with a Fiskar's border punch.
The light in my room seems to pick up the mirror effect of the background card but in real life it isn't quite so obvious but next time I will do this using white gloss card for the alcohol inks.
Stamp is Fireworks by Penny Black
Text stamp on background unknown.
Well as usual the weekend is nearly over and I haven't done half the things I wanted to do.
I'll have even less time in a couple of weeks as Deb is going into hospital for an operation and I will be doing six days a week at the shop until she is fit enough to come back.
Anyway I am off to tidy up my mess before I start making another one and I shall be up there until bed time I expect now that there is nothing on tv to watch of a Sunday night.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Oh this is Fab!

    Love the Technique!

    Suze x

  2. Hi Sheila, the glimmer mists is a great idea with the silver and the whole thing worked some magic. Beautiful result. I Hope Deb is ok and recovers well and hope you dont work too hard
    Hugs June xxx

  3. This has turned out really well I love what you have done with it x

  4. Wow this is gorgeous Sheila. I think I could even learn to like silver mirror card, Lol.

    Lesley Xx

  5. WOW, this is just gorgeous, love the techniques. Hope this can be a 'workshop' card LOL
    Christine xx

  6. Dramatic & striking! I love it!

  7. Love this effect with all the glimmer colours.

  8. Gorgeous embossing! very elegant and stylish


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