Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Look Like Smurfette!

I worked on our Christmas cards in the camper today while I was "taking it easy".  This is just one step of the gorgeous card we will be sending out this year.  I always send 175 cards and I never seem to make it easy.  This year is no different.

My new Artisan Finalist friend Mindy made the most elegant snowflake card for the Artisan Finalist Swap.  I fell in love with it! You'll have to wait a few days to see the entire card when I post the cards I received in that swap.

The picture doesn't show it, but this subtle snowflake is so shimmery.
To make it, I mixed rubbing alcohol, Marina Mist reinker, and shimmer paint in one of our new spritzers (I could do 10-12 snowflakes with each mix - so I mixed it about 16-17 times).
Then I sprayed through the mask I created with snowflake die in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  
And look what my hand looked like after spraying 175 of those beautiful snowflakes!


  1. 175!! Wowza!! That's commitment for you :) Look forward to seeing the end product!

  2. Hi Amy,
    I'd LOVE to try the spritzer method you talked about in your post. Do you mind sharing how much rubbing alcohol, re-inker, and shimmer you used to mix it all up??
    Thanks for your help,
    Kendra Richardson (SU! demo)
    email: skjj4richardson@msn.com

  3. I filled the spritzer about 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol then added about 5 drops reinker and 5 drops shimmer paint - you could use less reinker if you wanted it to be more subtle. I shook really well before spraying. The amazing thing was that it didn't clog up on me at all!!!