Friday, July 27, 2012

Glimmer Mist & Take 2 on my Teacher Appreciation Card

Have you ever made your own glimmer mist???  It is SSSSOOOO  much fun!!!!  The new Stampin' Spritzers it is SUPER easy!!!  I have to admit, I have other misters as they are commonly called.  I had to try these when Stampin' Up started carrying them in the new catalog.  These are 10X better than the other ones I had used before.  I love to make my own I have used them a lot.  Other brands are smaller therefor don't hold as much.  The other brands also seem to clog a lot.  I have yet to clog a Stampin' Up spritzer!!!!  That makes it an awesome buy in my book!!!  And at $2.95 for two!!!  Very reasonable!!!! I only bought two to try but I will be getting more to keep on hand.  I made on glimmer mist with what I had on hand, there are several ways to make it.  I used glimmer, water, and craft reinker.  You don't have to use craft- it is just what I had on hand so I used it.  Any reinker will work.  Shimmer paint, reinker and 70% rubbing alcohol works wonderful as well!!! 
Okay back to the project...I stamped my You're Amazing stamp in versamark ink and embossed in black.  Then I sprayed it with my glimmer mist!!  I forgot to tell you, I used Red Riding Hood ink which matches the paper pack!! You could make this in any color!!    Then I cut the image out using the Apothecary Accents Framelits (another GREAT set!!).  This was my starting point for my second take on my card!
My first take was this :

I am much happier with my second take on this:

More layers, a darker base, and a little ribbon and shimmer!!!....much better to me!!!  What do you you like number 1 or number 2 better????  Leave me a comment!!!


  1. I like them both. But my fav of the two is the second one.

  2. Mine too Tammy, it just seems more finished to me!!!


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