October 14, 2011

Tinted Glimmer Paper & Tutorial!

You read correctly......tint your own "Glimmer Paper". If you look closely at my card below, you can even click on the photo to enlarge it, you will notice I tinted my ornaments with Tempting Turquoise & Melon Mambo Inks:

Start out using 2 drops of each re-inker. I used a painter's palette for mine but you can use any container. You will also need an Aqua Painter and I used the Ornament Punch with my Glimmer Paper:

Squeeze a few drops of water from your Aqua Painter:

Pick up the color with your Aqua and start "painting" your Glimmer Paper:

Using a Heat Tool and tweezers, dry the ink and this is what your "tinted" Glimmer Paper will look like:

Isn't that just the coolest thing! For the centers of my ornaments I used the Boho Blossoms Punch and Tempting Turquoise & Melon Mambo Cardstocks for the flower. I stamped the images from the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set with Crumb Cake Ink and cut out with the 3/4" Circle Punch:

This is definately a "WOW" card. Thanks to Jill Olsen for inspiration.

You know, it's the middle of October and you really should be working on your Christmas cards! If there are any items missing in your stash to create, make sure you contact me to place an order today. Don't wait until the last minute when the holidays creep up on you! Have a great day!


  1. This card is just stunning....love this "wow". Thanks so much for sharing...

  2. Thank you so much for this idea. Now you can make your glimmer paper make SU's paper colors. Awesome. Working on Christmas cards today!

  3. Thank you for sharing...really makes those ornaments pop...!

  4. WOW!! This is absolutely fabulous. Definitly going to CASE this one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, Debbie! You are so clever!! I love this and will be trying it out when I order some glimmer paper.

  6. Beautiful. What a great idea. That paper by itself is gorgeous but adding the color brings is to life.

  7. WOW!!! Just Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing....

  8. Gorgeous! I have seen this technique using early espresso to give it an antiqued look, but I love the soft shimmer of the brighter colors! I really need to try this!

  9. Is this not the coolest thing! Thanks for sharing this technique and this gorgeous card!

  10. Totally love this card and technique!! Thanks for sharing it with us too!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #39 with a link back to your blog on 10-23-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer


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