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May 27, 2011

BC214 Make it Shimmer (and easier to photograph)

Happy Friday! - Yes, I'm up "late" with my BC Challenge but for a very good reason.

One of my dear friends, (Teresa) came down for a visit today and we planned to do some stamping together. Oh my that girl brought a ton of stuff with her and then I took her to our local JoAnn's because I needed some Shimmer Spray for this challenge and we spent $$ there and laughed, talked, laughed some more, stamped a little and the time just flew by. I did finally manage to finish my card so here it is:

Before my friend got here I had decided on a sketch and used this one
from the Sweet Sunday Sketch a couple of weeks ago. I followed it as closely as I could but I think I did change a few of the elements but I still like how it turned out.

It's very "difficult" to photograph cards that shimmer but it looks cool in real life.

Here is the best photo I could get of the shimmer that I added to the DP and the Die Cut leaves:
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White-SU
Stamps:SU Animal Stories, Sanded BG (stamped on the die cut leaves and then sprayed with Shimmer Spray)
Designer Paper, DCWV-Safari Chic collection
Shimmer Spray - Copper Tim Holtz
SU-Copper EP
More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon
Punch-Optic Dot from Martha Stewart
Brads-Pink Hedgehog Crafts
Nestabilitie Oval Dies

Sizix Die-Branch w/leaves

Sadly I didn't get any photo's of my friend and I stamping together but here's a pic of the two of us just before she got ready to leave:

Now it's your turn to show us your shimmery creations. Link back here:

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday.


  1. Glad you had such fun with your friend!!! Fantastic card and layout. Love the Giraffe!!!

  2. Awesome card Ida. Love the fun papers and that branch. Perfect sketch. :o)

  3. very cute card, hope you had a great time with your friend stamping.

  4. Your card is so cute Ida! It is so much fun stamping with friends, isn't it?!

  5. So cute! Love the giraffe bg paper :0)

  6. So cute! Love the giraffe bg paper :0)

  7. this card is too cute...and love..the BG..what PP company and name is this..could you tell me?
    connie paxman

  8. Fun and creative card- love the shimmer you added- you are so right- it is so hard to get a good picture of shimmery cards. Sounds like you had an awesome day stamping with your girlfriend! Have a great weekend!

  9. Sounds like you gals had a great time! Love the PP's you paired up with your lovely embossed image! Wonderful card!

  10. I am so glad you had so much fun time with your friend!
    Really love the shimmer effect! Wonderful card, Ida!

  11. isnt it fun stamping with friends-I love this card you created-the papers are so perfect

  12. Great card. Sounds like you had a great time with your friend. Thanks for sharing. Yvonne

  13. Grat card GF! Gee, I felt like I was right there with you having fun, so great to have someone to play with!

  14. I'm sorry...I'm behind on my commenting! This card is wonderful Ida! Love the giraffe print paper and you did a beautiful job with the sketch! :D