Feels like this weekend has lasted forEVER with the kids being off Thursday and Friday. That's a good thing in that I have had a lot of relaxation time - a bad thing in that I haven't been TOO productive for days. I keep reminding myself "not EVERY day needs to be productive" but if I could just kick it up a notch I would be REALLY close to the bottom of my "to-do" list. I've started logging my 564 printed pictures, another 30 minutes and my taxes are ready to submit to the accountant, 20 minutes and the kids' diaries will be up-to-date …. we'll see what I can accomplish today … right after my post :)
I am SOOOOO excited to post this project. The cards itself won't set the card-making world on fire but the TECHNIQUE … well, the technique has me giddy with excitement for all the possibilities. Why? I have re-invented one of my favourite techniques "Poppin' Pastels". Remember 5 years ago Stampin' Up sold pastel chalks in all their exclusive colours? I LOVED using them and made it my mission to own all of the chalks. Of course once I got them all they retired. I was sad. Recently I've been looking at so many of our stamp sets and thinning they would be SO great used with that technique. how could I do that? Sure, I COULD still use the chalks I have … but that wouldn't do anything for my fellow stampers who DON'T have the chalks … so for months I've been wanting to reinvent the technique using something we all have scads of … EYESHADOW! Yup. I now give you the "Poppin' Eyeshadow Technique" …
So so so so SO glimmery/iridescent in "person"!
First - how I did it …
Quite simply I stamped a line image (the rose from Rose Wonder in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue) using Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock. I grabbed my finger daubers, dipped them in eyeshadow and dabbed over the image. Simple as that!!
I actually tried this with a number of different eyeshadows - one was bought at Dollar Tree for … a dollar *lol*. I bought it specifically FOR this technique and yes, it worked just fine. Like most things though you get what you pay for. I liked the shimmery colour but it was very powdery and "cheap". That's ok though - do we need high quality eyeshadow for crafting?? No.
So no … you don't need high quality eyeshadow - just use what you have in your bathroom drawer. I have LOTS around and really wanted to try out some of the beautiful, shimmery colours I have in my Younique stash. About a year and a half ago I bought the Younique "Starter Kit". It was a great deal and I justified it by thinking "no, I won't use all 25 colours of eyeshadow but I have tweens whom I'm SURE will be into shimmery blue soon".
I grabbed a shimmery pink and a shimmery green (I forget their specific names - if interested let me know!). They look absolutely AMAZING on this card in the sunlight!! I can't stop looking at it. Seriously. It's awesome! The BEST part is that the colour doesn't wipe, smudge or smear! I was worried about that but I wiped it with my fingers and it stay put!