I have had to hold back on posting a picture of this card which I made earlier on in the week - it's for a birthday so I waited to give the mail time to deliver the card. I had a blast making this one, getting gloriously messy with Glimmer Mists, painting with Twinking H2Os and sticking on Gems. Sometimes I think I must have been a magpie in a past life because if it sparkles, shimmers or glitters in any way I want it.
The background papers was made using the Glimmer Mists - first I painted a wash of green glimmer mist (Lily Pad) over my paper, then while it was still wet sprizted with more of the Green and also a Turquoise (Turquoise Blue) and Purple (Lavender Fields) Glimmer Mists. Then I folded the by now pretty soggy paper in half, spirtzed side inward and crumpled it up into a ball.. then uncrumpled and unfolded being careful not to tear the paper. Next was the really difficult bit.. walk away... and beleive me that is hard for me to do cuz I love picking things up I am making and admiring the shimmer, but it needed to dry, and to do so without me getting my mucky paw prints all over it or tearing it! Anyhow it was late so I toddled off to bed and the next morning I spritzed more of the green, turquoise and purple glimmer mists on to it and once again left it to dry. Finally when the paper was totally dry I used Royal Purple Stazon ink to stamp a peacock feather randomly over it and added a few more spitzes of Glimmer Mist. The more I layered the glimmer mists the more it seemed to shimmer!
With my background paper made I chose a Peacock image from the Elusive Images "Peacock Glory" themplate, stamped and heat embossed it with gold EP, painted it with Twinking H2O's and added some deep sapphire blue cabochon gems to it. The feather I had stamped on the background comes from the same themeplate. Finally I cut out my image and stuck it to some of the same deep green card I was using for my base card. I edged both the green card and the backing paper with a Gold Sakura Pentouch Pen and added a Happy Birthday greeting. Once again the full effect of the shimmer from those Glimmer Mists evades my camera! I must apologise for the smudgy finger prints in the photo - good job I noticed them before hubby did and yelled at me for getting finger prints on the camera lens!