Monday, September 8, 2008

A Lumiere Textile Christmas

I learned a new technique over on Split Coast Stampers today - Lynn calls it embossed shimmer! We used Lumiere (I got mine through Stampin Up) with re-inkers on a piece of acetate (like you use for an overhead) and a stipple brush (like you use for stenciling). You can read the instructions here.
I was too anxious with the first try and the lumiere came off on my Cuttlebug folder!! It has to be dry to the touch before you try to emboss the acetate. Trust me on this one!! I only used one color reinker (Ruby Red) with the Lumiere (the instructions say to use 2 or more). I used the Textile Cuttlebug folder for the embossing.

The Merry Christmas image is stamped on shimmery white card stock and layered to black. It's attached to the acetate with foam dimensionals. I attached the embossed panel to a piece of shimmery white with glue dots. I wrapped the ribbon around these 2 panels, tied a knot on the front - then attached the panels to a white Bazzill card.

So now I have my first Christmas card made - only 79 or so to go!

Thanks so much for coming by today - I hope you try this fun technique yourself! You can see other samples in the Split Coast gallery.

Stamps: Inkadinado
Paper: white Bazzill, Shimmery White, Basic Black: SU, Acetate
Ink: ruby red reinker: SU
Accessories: Lumiere: SU, glue dots, sheer black ribbon, Cuttlebug, Textile Folder, stipple brush, foam dimensionals

9 comments:

Lauri said...

This came out so nice! I do not have those paints so I was not able to try it out, but I think I will just have to get me some!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous vintage card Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful take on the technique, Julia. Stunning background; perfect for the cute image!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful Card Julia!!! I love it!

Catherine said...

this came out so beautiful, love the technique

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Julia! What an awesome job with this technique!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

What vibrant color! I will have to give this a try!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, very pretty! Cool technique!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

OMG, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! It's such an elegant look for a card!! Love it. I haven't seen this, so thanks for linking us up to the instructions! Gosh, they better just scoop you up as a Dirty Dozen soon! You're such a beautiful talent!!!