How to use Shimmer Paint on your Crafting projects

 My very favorite accessory in the Stampin' UP! 2018 Holiday Catalog is the SHIMMER PAINT!

Wow!! What an easy way to add glam, elegance, shimmer and shine to any papercrafting project!!

Find Shimmer Paint on page 38 in the 2018 Holiday catalog or HERE online.

Today I'm sharing several ways to use the shimmer paint as well as reposting my free video tutorial!

 

Shimmer Paint Tips for paper crafting projects by Patty Bennett www.pattystamps.com

 First, just a tip about storing your Shimmer Paint…. I like to keep my Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber and Spritzer all together in one little zip lock.. it really cuts down on the time spent hunting around on my craft table 🙂

Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

IDEA #1:  Dip your sponge dauber into the lid of the Shimmer Paint and sponge it onto a stamped image, as I did on the milk can above.  Click here for project details.

 

Vegas Gold &  Copper Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! Detailed Leaves framelit and Swirls & Curls embossing folder Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #2:  Dip your sponge dauber into the lid of the Shimmer Paint and sponge it onto an embossed image, like on the Detailed Leaves die cut above embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  I used both Vegas Gold and Copper Shimmer Paint on this die cut leaf.  Details Here.

 

Frost White Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! In the Woods framelit die and Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #3:  Mix Shimmer Paint and Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer, shake well and spritz onto die cuts or any paper crafting project.  For "In the Woods" tree card details, Click here.

 

Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! paper rosettes created with the Stitched Label Framelits, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #4:  Dip Sponge Dauber into the lid of the Shimmer paint and lightly brush it across the tips of a paper flower as shown above!  Paper Rosette project details here.

 

Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! Stampin' Spritzers and Sprig Punch,  by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #5:  Spritz entire sheets of cardstock with your shimmer paint / rubbing alcohol mixture in your Stampin' Spritzer, let cardstock dry, then use for punching or die cutting images.  Project Details here!

 

Vegas Gold & Copper Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! doilies, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #6:  Dip sponge dauber into the lid of the Shimmer Paint and sponge onto doilies, die cuts, punched images, or just sponge the edges of any project!!!  Video tutorial / details here.

 

 

Copper Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! chicken wire embellishments, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #7:  Dip Sponge Dauber into the lid of Copper Shimmer Paint and change the look of the silver Chicken Wire to Copper!  Project Details here.

 

Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Corrugated embossing folder, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #8:  Spritz a Sheet of cardstock with Shimmer Paint (Vegas Gold shown here) then emboss it with the Corrugated Embossing folder, and then die cut leaves… wow!!  Project details here.

 

Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint tip featuring Stampin' Up! Detailed Leaves framelits and Brusho Crystal Colour, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Idea #9:  Color die cut images with Brusho Crystal Colour, then sponge on Shimmer Paint!  Project details here.

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Shimmery, Frosty Floral Cards

 

Frosted Floral handmade friendship cards featuring Stampin' Up! First Frost stamp set and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

These lovely friendship cards feature the gorgeous Frosted Floral specialty paper from Stampin' Up! which has a gorgeous shimmery coating on one side of each 12×12 sheet, so I decided to shimmer some cardstock and punch out the Sprig Punch leaves to add even more sparkle to my cards!

 You will find this gorgeous Frosted Floral paper HERE online and on pg 37 of your 2018 Holiday catalog, and the coordinating stamp set just above it on pg 37, or HERE online (for clear mount).

 

Crafting Tip for Shimmer Paint and Stampin' UP! Sprig Punch!!  Spritz cardstock, let dry, then punch out shimmery leaves!!  www.PattyStamps.com

 

CRAFTING TIP!

Use a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint in your Stampin' Spritzer then spritz your cardstock. Let dry, then punch out images.. so pretty!!  Haven't tried it yet?  be sure to WATCH MY VIDEO HERE.

 

Shimmer Paint Tip!!  Label sponge dauber and Stampin' Spritzer with Brother P-Touch labeler for each color of Shimmer Paint. www.PattyStamps.com

I love to keep my shimmer paint, a sponge dauber and the matching spritzer together in baggies.  It saves on "search time" in the craft room .. if you know what I mean. 🙂

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I used these Stampin' Up! colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.

 

Frosted Floral handmade friendship cards featuring Stampin' Up! First Frost stamp set and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

ABOVE: can you see the pretty shimmery punched leaf sprigs and the strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock that is also shimmered? ?  I love it!

I have stamped the greeting image from the Southern Serenade set and floral images from the First Frost stamp set and die cut them with the matching Frosted Bouquet framelit dies.  They are available as a bundle at 10% off!! 

Added Design Note:  layer the stitched shape circle framelit onto a pearlized doily.. it gives such a pretty, shimmery scalloped border!

 

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Find the Frosted Floral paper HERE online and on pg 37 of your 2018 Holiday catalog.

 

Frosted Floral handmade friendship cards featuring Stampin' Up! First Frost stamp set and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The top fold card base is Pear Pizzazz cardstock, cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in 1/2.  The 2 pieces of Frosted Floral designer paper are 4×4 and 4 x 1-1/2", with a 1/2" wide strip of shimmered Mossy Meadow cardstock in between.

You could easily replace the Mossy Meadow strip with some pretty ribbon, too!

Grab your Stampin' UP! papercrafting supplies and make these sweet Frosted Floral cards!

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Fall Card with Shimmery Leaves!

 Shimmery leaves – perfect for a fall card! I spritzed Stampin' Up! cardstock with Gold and Champagne Mist shimmer paint and then die cut all of these beautiful Detailed Leaves thinlits for my fall note card!

Falling for Leaves bundle fall card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper crafting and card making supplies.  Delightfully Detailed note card with printed watercolor wash used for the base card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The leaves are die cut with Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry cardstock (spritzed with Shimmer Paint), and the leaves from the Falling For Leaves stamp set are stamped in the background over the printed watercolor wash.

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Falling for Leaves bundle fall card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper crafting and card making supplies.  Delightfully Detailed note card with printed watercolor wash used for the base card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The card background is a preprinted watercolor wash note card from the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards/envelopes package.  I love them!!  They aer so perfect when you don't want to take the extra time to watercolor the card front!!  Find them on pg 193 in your Annual catalog, or HERE in my online Stampin UP! Store.

The greeting, from the Falling for Leaves stamp set (pg 45 in the 2018 Holiday catalog) is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a Whisper White die cut from the Stitched Label Framelits pack. 

I finished off the card with a little White/Silver Baker's Twine bow and several Silver Metallic Pearls!

 

Die Cut supplies for my Falling for Leaves bundle fall card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper crafting and card making supplies.  Delightfully Detailed note card with printed watercolor wash used for the base card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 I took this project to a Luv 2 Stamp Group stamping day event over the weekend and I think everyone enjoyed creating this card!! 

If you have not made Shimmer Paint Spray, be sure to WATCH MY VIDEO HERE.

Falling for Leaves bundle fall card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper crafting and card making supplies.  Delightfully Detailed note card with printed watercolor wash used for the base card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Find them on pg 193 in your Annual catalog, or HERE in my online Stampin UP! Store.

 

Grab your Stampin' UP! papercrafting supplies and make these sweet fall cards!

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Beautiful Baubles Rainbow Pad Christmas Card idea

 

Looking for a super quick and easy holiday card?  I love to make handmade cards for the Christmas Holidays, but since we send out well over 100 each year, sometimes it needs to be a quick card like this one!  Try out a Spectrum Rainbow pad and the Beautiful Baubles stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for a beautiful card with lots of pizzazz!  Find the Beautiful Baubles stamp set on page 10 of your 2018 Holiday catalog, or HERE online.

 

Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles stamp set and my blues/purples Rainbow Spectrum Pad.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped the ornament image twice using my inked rainbow pad and then mounted it to a Fresh Fig cardstock mat embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder.  For shimmer and shine, I sponged some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the raised portion of the embossed image and then added some Frosted & Clear Epoxy droplets!

 

Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles stamp set and my blues/purples Rainbow Spectrum Pad.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below are a couple of examples of stamps I was using with my rainbow pad.. you can see more info in my video linked below.

 

Spectrum Rainbow Pad inked with Stampin' UP! ink refills by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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If you missed my previous video about inking your own Spectrum Rainbow pads, WATCH BELOW!

 

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Spectrum Rainbow Pad inked with Stampin' Up! Ink Refills by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Don’t you just love the background!?  It’s the Swirls & Curls embossing folder shimmered with some Champagne Mist shimmer paint and a sponge dauber!  I layered the embossed Fresh Fig piece on a Blueberry Bushel folded card, and tied it all up with some ruffled Fresh Fig ribbon!

 

Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles stamp set and my blues/purples Rainbow Spectrum Pad.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Pillow Box with Rosette Flowers

 

I was AMAZED at how fun and easy it was to create these paper flower rosettes using the Stampin' UP! Stitched Label framelit dies!!!!  They are cut in a spiral, wrapped around a skewer, secured with hot glue then sponged with some Gold Shimmer Paint!!  SO BEAUTIFUL!

 

Stampin' UP! Pillow Box with paper rosettes featuring the Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Shimmer Paint!  Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

My talented stamping friend Cindee showed a group of us how to make these gorgeous rosettes and decorate this Pillow Box!

Below: Tips for making your own paper rosette flowers with the Stitched Label Framelit dies.

 We used 2 shapes of label dies from the framelit set, in Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron cardstock for the rosettes. Per the graphic below, you cut them in a spiral with your paper snips, roll them around a skewer, then hot glue them.  So easy!

 

Directions: how to make paper flower rosettes for the Stampin' UP! Pillow Box with paper rosettes featuring the Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Shimmer Paint!  Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 To add the perfect touch of shimmer and glam to these paper flowers, just use your Sponge Dauber and Gold Shimmer paint and lightly sponge the tips of the flowers.. wow!!  It dries almost instantly and is SO gorgeous!

 

Stampin' UP! paper rosettes featuring the Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Shimmer Paint!  Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Stampin' UP! Fall Leaf featuring the Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Shimmer Paint!  Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

ABOVE: After cutting and rolling up all of the rosettes, we hot glued them to a die cut leaf.. but not just a plain leaf… We die cut a Detailed Leaves leaf with Crumb Cake cardstock, then we embossed it with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, then I sponged on both gold and copper shimmer paint!!!

BELOW:  we added all those layers to the Pillow Box.

 

Stampin' UP! Pillow Box with paper rosettes featuring the Detailed Leaves framelit dies and Shimmer Paint!  Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

All 4 of the flower rosettes were added to the large die cut leaf, and we added a couple other die cut leaves from the Detailed Leaves framelit set, plus some Mint Macaron bakers twine tied in a bow.

Thank you Cindee for designing such a gorgeous project!!

 

Stampin' Up! paper crafting supplies to make this pillow box with paper rosettes, and other card supplies available below in my online store!

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Fall Leaf Pillow Box with Shimmer Paint

 

I was making some Halloween Treats, and thought, why not make some Fall Treats to hand out during the months of October and November!? 

 

  Fall leaf die cuts featuring Stampin' UP! Corrugated embossing folder, copper shimmer paint and Detailed Leaves thinlits. Pillow box candy treat idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I decorated a Stampin' UP! Pillow Box with a strip of Toil & Trouble designer paper (the pumpkin design), then die cut lots of leaves with the Detailed Leaves thinlit dies.   The Pillow Boxes are super reasonable and perfect for treats. Only $5 for a pack of 10!! click here!  The GREAT thing is… NO die cutting, folding, measuring or adhesive is required for the Pillow Boxes!! yay!

Secret #1 for making these leaves look REALLY AMAZING is some Shimmery Mist.  I mixed Stampin' UP! Bright Copper Shimmer Paint in a Stampin' Spritzer with some rubbing alcohol and sprayed the cardstock.  You can spray it prior to die cutting, or after.. it doesn't matter.

CLICK HERE to see more info about making your shimmer mist spray!

 

Fall leaf die cuts featuring Stampin' UP! Corrugated embossing folder, copper shimmer paint and Detailed Leaves thinlits. Pillow box candy treat idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 The "enjoy" tag was created with the Takeout Treats bundle, pg 50 in the Holiday catalog.

 Secret #2 for make some amazing fall leaf die cuts is… Spray Copper Shimmer mist onto cardstock (I used Crumb Cake), then emboss it with the Corrugated Embossing Folder for amazing texture, then die cut the leaves!!  You can die cut them first, then emboss… either way works!  Or you can even spray them last.. it really doesn't matter.

 

Fall leaf die cuts featuring Stampin' UP! Corrugated embossing folder, copper shimmer paint and Detailed Leaves thinlits. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below are some of the leaves I die cut, and tied with a cute little tag with the new 3/16" Braided Linen Thread.  I punched a 1" circle out of cardstock and layered all the leaf pieces onto the circle, then added the circle to the box.  The leaves are die cut in the corrugated paper as described above, and Grapefruit Grove cardstock, shimmered with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint mist.

 

Supplies for Fall leaf Stampin' UP! Pillow box featuring Corrugated embossing folder, copper shimmer paint and Detailed Leaves thinlits. Pillow box candy treat idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I started with a piece of Toil & Trouble pumpkin design paper wrapped around the box.. you can use any size.. mine was about 4" x 8".  I also added a piece of shimmered Powder Pink ruffled ribbon… when you add the copper shimmer paint to the ribbon, it gives it a fun fall look, and it's not so pink.

 

Fall leaf die cuts featuring Stampin' UP! Corrugated embossing folder, copper shimmer paint and Detailed Leaves thinlits. Pillow box candy treat idea by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Fall themed KitKat bars seemed like a great treat to put inside!

Create your own beautiful fall boxes by purchasing the Stampin' Up! supplies in my online store below!

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