Tour De Freaks!

Welcome to the monthly Tour De Freaks Blog Hop!


I hope you are enjoying the ride! Be sure to make the rounds to all the amazing ladies that can be found in our tour today. . .Not the least of which is the lovely, freaky Wendy Weixler, who sent you to me. Thanks Wendy!

I am going to share with you my “little experiment” with backgrounds and the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. I LOVE these snowflakes! I used the same colors and stamp set, just different background techniques so you can compare . . .

This first card is using Stampin’ Up’s new Shimmer paint:

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I don’t know how well this photographed, but there is a of Night of Navy layer, as well as a window sheet layer directly over top. Both layers are stamped with frost white shimmer paint. I used a sponge dauber to apply the paint directly to the stamp.

The effect is so gorgeous! Stamp the window sheet first, so you can see exactly where you need snowflakes to fall underneath. . .

The sentiment is from the hostess set Christmas Punch, and the ribbon is basic grey taffeta.

Subtle and marvelous come to mind, too. . .but let’s move on!

The second is a brayered Background:

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Here, I went for the glossy cardstock and layered my colors. Snowflakes in versamark, brayer with Night of Navy ink, more snowflakes in Night of navy both stamped off and full color. . .

Oh My Sparkle!! Dazzling Diamonds anyone?!?

Hope you take a jump right over to the gorgeous and oh-so-talented Cindy Major and see what she has to share! Have a great week :)