Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shimmery Secret Garden

Love the new Secret Garden stamp set for lots of reasons. The first reason is that the set comes with matching framelit dies so there is no need to fussy cut stamped images. . . another reason is that there is such a variety of flowers (styles, sizes and shapes) and another reason is that there are outlined and solid images in the set!

Here is one of my recent creations:
I heat embossed the stamped images in white embossing powder and then coloured the flowers with inks using an aqua painter.  I used Melon Mambo, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink inks. The base card is Crumb Cake double mounted on Melon Mambo card stock.
The filler flowers are stamped in craft white ink and Rose Red.
The ribbon is the new Two Tone in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red from the Seasonal Making a Difference Mini catalogue. It is so shimmery, soft and pliable - easy to tie. I attached the sentiments from Bloomin Marvelous (a Sale-a-Bration set) with white bakers twine after I had punched them with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.

Last but not least I sprayed the whole card with diluted Frost White Shimmer Paint (and isocol rubbing alcohol) to give the whole card a shimmery look.

Thanks for popping by!
Shanni xx


  1. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing at MIM.

  2. Hi Shanni.
    Love the stamped flowers and the effect of the shimmer paint

    hugs Shirley-Anne

  3. Shanni, I have been enjoying your lovely creations and the colours you use. That's why I gave you an award (on my blog), to help more people come visit and see your beautiful work.

    I hope it helps!

  4. Fabulous card and colors. I saw this on MIM. Faye

  5. Hi Shanni, thanks for commenting on my card and tracking me down! This is a lovely card, the flowers and shimmer are beautiful. Sarah xx

  6. A beautiful pink and glittery creation! Those flowers were a great buy, so versatile and decorative! Visiting you from MIM.

  7. This card is so pretty! Visiting from MIM...btw hop over to my blog at and sign up to win my blog candy I'm giving away!

  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries is #214.

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  9. it's so cute! All pink!! Visiting you from MIM.


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