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Less is More Week #330 – Shimmer

Bonjour !

Déjà une semaine de passée ! Hé oui, c’est Samedi ce qui signifie un nouveau challenge à Less is more et cette semaine le thème est Chatoiement (i.e reflet brillant et changeant produit par les effets de la lumière).

Hello ! 

A week has gone already ! It’s Saturday again, which means a new challenge to Less is more and this week the theme is Shimmer.

Voici ce que je vous propose cette semaine / Here is what I propose you this week.

1/ Jingle Bells (using sponsor images)

La première chose qui me soit venue en tête en voyant le mot Chatoiement, ce sont tous les décors pour illustrer Noël. Et c’est en partant de là que cette carte a vu le jour ! J’ai essayé d’utiliser le maximum de “choses” qui peuvent donner de la brillance sur une carte.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the word Shimmer, are all the sceneries to illustrate Christmas. And from that point I created this card ! I’ve tried to use the maximum of “things” that can give shimmer on a card.

Tout d’abord la double carte est un papier irisé blanc. J’ai tamponné les différents éléments avec de l’encre Brilliance qui a la particularité d’avoir un léger chatoiement. Sur le ruban j’ai mis de la poudre glitter de même que sur les bords de la carte, et pour finir j’ai mis un peu de gel glitter (Stickles) au coeur de la fleur (malheureusement on ne voit pas bien sur la photo).

First of all the double card is a white iridescent paper. I stamped the various elements with Brilliance ink which has the particularity of having a slight shimmer. On the ribbon I put glitter powder as well as on the edges of the card, and finally I put a little bit of Stickles in the heart of the flower (unfortunately we do not see well on the photo).

Stamp: UNIKO “Jingle Bells” – Inks: Altenew “Evergreen, Ruby red, Coral berry”, Brilliance “Rocket red, Lightning black” – Stickles: Dry fine Glitter “Diamond” and liquid Stickles “Diamond”
Challenge :
Addicted to Stamp and More #243 : Holiday
Christmas Card Challenges #13

2/ Je pense à toi /I think of you (using sponsor images)

Pour cette deuxième carte je voulais essayer une technique de Jennifer Mc Guire qui consiste à utiliser de la poudre Perfect Pearls avec des tampons à plusieurs couches. Il suffit de tamponner la première couche avec de l’encre Versamark et d’étaler de la poudre Perfect Pearls dessus avec un pinceau. L’encre étant collante, la poudre reste accrochée. Quand vous venez tamponner la deuxième couche, toujours avec de l’encre Versamark, la poudre reste sur le tampon et non sur le papier. Pour la troisième couche, on utilise une encre un peu plus foncée que le papier. Cette technique fonctionne surtout très bien sur des papiers de couleur foncée.

For this second card I wanted to try a technique of Jennifer Mc Guire that consists in using Perfect Pearls powder with multi-layered stamps. Simply dab the first layer with Versamark ink and spread over Perfect Pearls powder with a brush. Since the ink is sticky, the powder remains. When you are dabbing the second layer, always with Versamark ink, the powder stays on the stamp and not on the paper. For the third layer, an ink slightly darker than the paper is used. This technique works especially well on dark colored papers.

Stamp: UNIKO “Beautiful blooms III”, Artemio “Textes manuscrits”- Inks: Versamark, Memento Luxe “Sweet Plum”, StaZon “Royal purple” – Embellishment: Ranger “Perfect Pearls”
Challenge :
Time OUT #84: Flowers and Friends make life a garden

3/ Merci (using sponsor images)

Cette carte je l’ai faite pour vous tous qui depuis 1 an (ouverture de ce blog) m’avez soutenue et encouragée au travers de tous vos gentils commentaires ! Merci infiniment pour toute l’inspiration que chacun de vos blogs m’apporte jour après jour, c’est grâce à vous tous que j’en suis là aujourd’hui !

This card, I made it for you all, who since 1 year (opening of this blog) have supported me and encouraged through all your great comments! Thank you so much for all the inspiration that each of your blogs brings me day after day, it is thanks to all of you that I am here today!

Pour cette dernière carte, j’ai encore utilisé une technique de Jennifer Mc Guire (Merci Jennifer !). Cette fois ci la technique consiste à utiliser un pinceau Wink of Stella (ou Spectrum Noir) pour colorier sur du Vellum. J’ai tamponné l’image avec de l’encre Versamark et j’ai embossé avec de la poudre blanche. J’ai commencé à colorier chaque pétale avec un marqueur Fabrico puis j’ai déplacé la couleur avec le pinceau Wink of Stella. Cela fait comme de l’aquarelle mais tout en laissant une couche de brillant !

For this last card, I used again a technique from Jennifer Mc Guire (Thanks Jennifer !). This time the technique consists in using a Wink of Stella brush (or Spectrum Noir) to colour on Vellum. I stamped the image with Versamark ink and I heat embossed with white powder. I started to colour each petal with a Fabrico marker then I moved the colour around with the Wink of Stella brush. It makes like watercolouring and leaves a shimmer layer!

Stamp: UNIKO “Pure Florals: Lily” – Inks: Versamark – Markers: Tsukineko Fabrico “#115 Cherry pink, #161 Burgundy” – Embellishments: Hero Arts embossing powder “White”, Wink of Stella brush “Clear”.
Challenge :
STAMPloration May CAS challenge : Anything CAS goes with the optional twist Feminine Colours

Et voilà ! J’espère que ces 3 cartes vous auront inspiré. Pour encore plus d’inspiration n’oubliez pas d’aller voir les créations de mes équipières sur le blog principal ICI et sur leur blog pour encore plus de surprise ! À vous maintenant ! J’ai hâte de voir ce que vous allez créer !

And Voilà ! I hope that these 3 cards will inspire you. For even more inspiration don’t forget to go and see the creations of my teammates on the main blog HERE or on their blog for even more surprise ! It’s your turn ! I can’t wait to see what you’re going to create!

Merci pour votre visite et n’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire, je suis toujours ravie de vous lire. Bon WE et à très bientôt j’espère ! 😉

Thank you for your visit and feel free to leave me a comment, I am always delighted to hear from you. Have a nice weekend and see you soon I hope ! 😉

 

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18 réflexions au sujet de « Less is More Week #330 – Shimmer »

  1. Beautiful Cards, but I especially love your Christmas Card. I love that you chose to use pretty traditional colours. It turned out amazing. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Christmas Card Challenges – Amanda DT

  2. All these cards are so pretty Izzy – I love the shimmer on all of them – especially the second and third ones – you have definitely done Jennifer’s techniques justice… and then some 🙂 Congrats on your one year blog-anniversary – I have really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful designs week after week! Thanks for playing along with TO this week as well 🙂

  3. Three beautiful cards, and unique ways to put shimmer on a card. I did the recent class of Jennifer’s called Sparkle and Shine and perfect pearls was used there too. Such a pretty medium! I have tried the sparkle on vellum in a slightly different way but isn’t it so pretty! Your cards are a gorgeous design as always Izzy. Thank you so much for sharing them with us :-), hugs Lisa xx

  4. Wow, you have been busy and each of these cards are just stunning. I kept reading along and saying after each picture, “this is my favorite!” Amazing!

  5. Sublimes cartes qui brillent de mille feux !!!
    Une superbe carte de Noël, une carte très élégante et CaS pour la seconde et une un peu plus romantique pour finir (ma préférée !!!). Tout cela avec de belles techniques pour appliquer les couleurs. Superbe travail Izzy !!!
    Bises.

  6. A fabulous trio, Isabelle … such glittery, festive and fabulous jingle bells … rich and striking purple blooms with their perfect pearl shine … and oh my, those lilies, they’re spectacular with their delicate colours and subtle shimmer! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! J’espere que tu as passé un bon WE! Bises, Anita 🙂

  7. WOW! Izzy you’ve worked so much magic on these creations and showcased how versatile the Uniko sets are. Loving all that shimmer and sparkle for your Christmas card, fantastic use of Jennifer’s technique on the second one … must remember that idea as it looks brilliant with this set. Then the lillies! Hey they are my all-time favourite bloom and you’ve coloured and designed this card to perfection. So much inspiration and thanks so much! Have a great week. x

  8. Three awesome cards, Izzy! All great examples of achieving shimmer. You did an amazing job watercolouring with your shimmer pen on your last card. It’s absolutely stunning and that image is perfect for this technique. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Well I can assure you that these 3 cards absolutely inspire me! Especially your second, for two reasons: 1) I had completely forgotten about this fun, very effective technique and 2) I have this stamp set and am not at all good at layering these, you have done fantastic job! Now I just need to pin your card for future reference. 🙂 Also your third card is so fantastic -I have never tried this coloring technique and definitely want to try. Thanks for all inspiration and thanks for joining us at TIME OUT! 🙂

  10. Gorgeous cards, Izzy! Three total beauties here <3 I love the traditional Christmas colours on the first card which looks so festive. Well done on getting a head start!! The technique on the second card is stunning – that shimmer is awesome! Your third card is a knockout with the delicate lines of the lily and the shimmery pale pink. So beautiful and elegant… perfect. Have a fab weekend x

  11. You have created some beautiful cards with your Uniko goodies, Izzy! I love all of the ways you have used shimmer on your Christmas card and the perfect pearls on your second card is a great technique. The lily looks amazing – so fresh and delicate with the added shimmer. So many great ideas to enjoy here! Enjoy your weekend xx

  12. Wow! Such incredible creations Izzy! The traditional look on your first card is super and those brilliance inks really are perfect for this recipe (wish I’d remembered I have some of those too lol). Your second card is a real eye-catcher and the colours are incredibly impactful. What a wonderful technique to use – I’ve not heard of that one so will have a play trying it out too. But your lilies are delicate, enchanting and exquisite. Such an incredibly beautiful card xx

  13. Wow, three fabulous cards here Izzy. And well done on getting started with a Christmas card. I used to use lots of pearlescent card bases but don’t seem to so much any more, but this looks great with all the other added shimmer and sparkle. I must try the technique with the perfect pearls, I remember watching the video and this looks lovely with the lilac shades. But wow, your lily card is an absolute stunner, so gorgeous and a great effect with the sparkle and vellum. Awesome inspiration this week xx

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