Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY GLIMMER PAPER

In the current big catalog, Stampin' Up! sells their popular Glimmer Paper in three colors -- Silver, Champagne and Red -- on page 156.

While those three colors are truly lovely, how would you like to be able to make your own Glimmer Paper in ANY of the Stampin' Up! colors??!?

Well, grab that container of Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder that you may have forgotten about. And we are gonna have us some fun!


The background of this card is Island Indigo Glimmer Paper that I made myself. I tried and tried to capture the beauty of this paper, but, as is obvious from my photos, I failed to succeed. Another case of "it looks so much better in person."


I don't know if this one is any better. But I angled the card to catch the sunlight a bit.


I like the contrast in the above photo. It shows -- right around the snowflake design -- the Island Indigo cardstock before it was "glimmered", as well as a piece of the Island Indigo ribbon that was available during Sale-A-Bration. Set against the "glimmered" paper, well, big difference, huh?


Anyway, it is so easy to DIY your own glimmer paper! Grab your favorite color of cardstock, VersaMark Ink, your Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and your heat tool. And off we go!

Cut your cardstock to the size you want to work with. Mine is 5 1/4" X 4". Apply VersaMark Ink to the entire piece of paper. Cover all the ink with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, dumping the excess back into the container. I actually did the piece one half at a time so I had something to hold while I was doing the embossing. If you decide to do the entire piece at once, be very careful that you don't get fingerprints where you don't want them!

Once all the VersaMark is covered with embossing powder, heat it to emboss it. Voila! DIY Glimmer Paper! Isn't that the coolest?

Glimmery
Smiles.






7 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the Giant Snowflake! Girl you are not wasting any time getting ready for Xmas!!! Good for you! Thanks for sharing it at the Fluster Buster party! Come and join us again next week, Lizy party co host

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  2. This is really beautiful and such a nice touch for the winter season. Love your choice of colors.
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  3. OOOH!! Now to see if I have that emb powder. I think I need a few more jars now. I love this idea and your card is beautiful.

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  4. The snowflake is so cute! I am stopping over from Make a Scene Mondays .I am one of your newest followers on google and pinterest.
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  5. That's so pretty!! I like glimmer better than sparkle...it just seems more elegant to me!

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  6. Beautiful! Love the aqua! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the shimmer effect.

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