Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nothing like the last minute....

So every Monday there is a new Make it Monday.  Of course, I seldom get around to actually MAKING anything and when I do it's always last minute.  Like today.  It's Sunday.  I have less than 12 hours to actually "make it" for this contest.  LOL~

I knew that I had to use a reinker in a different way.  And the lovely Jenn showed us how to use Perfect Pearls and a reinker in a miny mister to make our own glimmer sprays.  Score!  I have all of those things already.  LOVE when I find a new way to use things I already have.  It's so much easier on the wallet.  Thanks for that Jenn!!

I pull out an old miny mister that already has the white Perfect Pearl in it with water.  So I add some reinker and spray away.  I thought I was a smart cookie because I actually remembered to put my non-stick thingie down before spraying.  Yeah.  Still made an enormous mess and accidently "misted" pieces of another project.  Well, okay then.  Every Copic colored flower needs a green shimmery background, right?  ;-)  After a few swipes with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser (truly magic!), I'm back in business. 

I decide to cut a frame from my glimmered cardstock with a new set of Nestabilities.  It takes two passes to cut (turned 90 degrees on the second pass) and one to emboss since it's so detailed.  Still have no idea what to do with it.  Now I pull out the stamp sets that I assembled yesterday.  One of them is the new PTI anniversary set.  It didn't really "grab" me when it was debuted.  Bummer since I got five of them, LOL~  But it's growning on me.  I decide to use it on this challenge.  I stamped the stems in Memento Cottage Ivy.  I add some flowers in Pearlescent Coral and Hibiscus Burst. 

Now for the crowning touch.....I added three resin flowers that I made using molds from Etsy, Ice Resin (thank you Betsy Veldman for the suggestion) and PTI reinker.  I think I threw some Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter into this batch too. 

Well, there you have it.  A last minute, seat-of-my-pants creation.  It's really hard to see the shimmer in the background as my lights at night stink and I was too lazy to drag out the 5D Mark II to take awesome pics.  Sorry!

Happy stamping and I hope to be back soon with some Waltzing Mouse creations!!! 


  1. So pretty, Deb! I love the oolors and how you added some resin flowers!

  2. this came out great! those resin flowers are gorgeous.

  3. What a beautiful card! Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. So pretty! Love the colors and the flowers. That resin flower is perfect! Love the sparkle. I just ordered some resin flowers. :o)

  5. So pretty! I love what you did with this card, cheerful colors, pretty frame!