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Fancy Background Shimmer Tutorial

 Hello everyone!! Samantha here! Today's project is a fancy background tutorial.

 Are you ready for today's project and tutorial?? Here goes nothin'!

Below you will find a step by step photo tutorial on how to make this super cute shimmery background:

1. Cut Kraft cardstock to fit your card base. My card base happens to be a standard card base 5.5X4.25inches. I cut my Kraft cardstock 1.8inch smaller than the card base.

2. Emboss Kraft cardstock with an embossing folder.

3. Ink around the edges of the Kraft Paper with Brushed Corduroy Distressed Ink using the Tim Holtz Ink Applicator Tool .

4. Spray Kraft paper liberally with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Let it dry completely before moving on to the next steps.

 5. Attach Kraft cardstock to card base.

6. I wanted to add ribbon around my card, but I created a card that opened on the side. So what I did was I cut a slit in the fold of the card so that I could get the ribbon to go around the card.

7. Slide ribbon through the slit on the side of the card and tie it into a bow.

 Here are some close-ups and a look at the finished card:

This absolutely ADORABLE image is from Stampavie, called Alex in the Snow with Puppies.

I used the following Copics from to create this card:
  • For the dog collars: Y19, G21, G24, and G28
  • For the dog tongue: R12
  • For the skin: E00, E21, E02
  • For the sweater: BG45, BG49
  • For the hair: E11
  • For the dogs, light part of scarf, and boots: E21, E23, E25, and E27
  • For the scarf and pants: E42, E43, E44, E47, and E49
  • For the snow: BG0000, BG000
I also inked around the edges of the X-Press It Blending Paper and Taken with Teal (Stampin' UP, retired) cardstock using the Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

The gorgeous sentiment is from the SP and Company Ultimate Sentiments II Stamp Set.

Scrapmaster's Paradise


What a sweet card and super fun tip ... so glad I found this site I come now almost everyday to see what you done to inspire me..
The Scrapbooking Queen

Wow I really like that embossing background and also stamping the edges for the burnt/faded look. Very nice.

How cute! I'd love to see this one in person to appreciate the shimmer. For some reason, shimmery stuff is hard to photograph.

Great coloring of that fun image too!

P.S. The blue nails are fabulous and fun!

That is so cute. I love how the puppies turned out too.


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