Inspirations

Inspirations
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

who likes blog truffles???

what is a blog truffle? blog candy but yummier! hee heee! this is marti {pezadoodle} here with some shimmering fun for you! Molly has been gracious enough to include me in the creation (ok i only did the playing UH i mean testing) of these incredible paints and i have just fallen in LOVE with them. the colors are amazing and the shimmer is off the charts!

today i have a project to show you that incorporates TWO techniques with the paints PLUS a tutorial. Then i will give you the details of the blog truffle at the end! sound good? sweet let's go!

My card uses Creative Inspirations Paints in TWO fun ways. one for the stamp and another for the background. the cuttlebugged background is a FAVE technique of mine called cuttlebug smoosh but this time i used CI paints instead of ink from an inkpad. simply open your CB folder up, lay your paper on the back portion of the folder and use a sponge to lightly cover the front portion with CI paint - not heavy so your raised portion will remain ink free. work quickly and when the folder is covered in paint close it carefully onto your paper that is already in place and run it through your cuttlebug to emboss. the background of the paper will have paint on it and the raised portion will not! mine is subtle here - i used Pink Highlights Shimmer Paint so there is loads of shimmer with a hint of pink when the light hits it just right!

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i also used CI paint for my heart stamp and here is how you do it - quick, simple technique.

we all love a stamped image with lots of bling - well i love ANYTHING with lots of bling....i also love products with versatility! not only can you use CIs as a paint to color in your images or enhance your images it makes a WONDERFUL shimmery stamping medium too!

Here is all you need - solid or semi - solid stamps (these are from Close To My Heart), Creative Inspirations Paints and fingertip sponge daubers.






Take your sponge dabber and dip it ever so lightly into the paints and then tap it bit in the lid - you do not want your paint to heavy or you will not get the details of the stamp - you definitely don't want it DRIPPING with paint!










now quickly tap it over the entire stamp surface LIGHTLY - this way paint does not seep as much into the stamp details. though a little seeping CAN add a cool look to the image as well so just play with it.

Then simply stamp it onto your paper!

now how cool is that??? what? you don't have any of these cool paints yet?? well you're in luck - that's where the blog truffle comes in!

Molly has SO generously offered to give one lucky randomly chosen winner their choice of FIVE pots of these yummy paints!!!!

what do you have to do??? just sign up to be a follower of this new blog AND leave me a comment to tell me what you think of the card and technique i shared today.

You have until Monday morning to sign up for the blog truffle. then on Monday i will be posting another project using this stamping technique plus yet another technique for a coll background. after that post i will have a winner AND a BIG announcement for you!! you WON'T want to miss THAT!!

See ya monday!!!

37 comments:

Kristina said...

Very cool. I'd love to have some of that paint. I've been following Marti's blog for a while and some how never seen her "smoosh" technique before!
Hugs,
Kristina

Toni said...

very neet i would love some of the paint , the card came out great , i love the effects that it makes , thank you for the chance to win

Toni Baczek

Ohhh Snap said...

Those are just gorgeous! I'm a total magpie and I love anything sparkly lol.

LilGreenBug said...

Awesome card!! Marti, these paints look SO cool!!! Thanks for the share and the chance to win some!!!

mary said...

That paint would be fun to play with. The cuttlebug smooch sounds interesting. I can't wait to try it. I don't recognize the embossing folder that you used. TFS

MedicScrapper said...

Stamping with paint ~ cool idea !!! Thanks for the blog truffle. Would love to win and try this technique out :) Can't wait to see more...

SandyGarrett said...

That is a very cool technique! Would love to win some of the truffle to try it out!

kim.mom said...

Beautiful!!!! Love your card and can't wait to play with these!

Kassi said...

very sweet. I love the smoosh with bling!

AShu93 said...

AS usual, I love your card Marti! Shimmers & glitters, anything that sparkles are my favorites, so I'd love to try these.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oohhh, so lovely and shimmery!! Love the idea of using directly to the stamp! Signing up as a follower! :D

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card! I love adding bling and glimmer to my projects so these would be great to try. I've signed on as a follower and look forward to seeing what else this can be used for.

Cathy T said...

The card is very cool. I love all things shimmery and these paints would be awesome to use! Thanks!

Jacki920 said...

Card came out great!! Those shimmers look awesome.. Would love to win them. Cant wait to see some more things you use them on also.


Jackie

Caroline said...

Oh I soooooo love shimmery/shiny things. I would love to use these. I hope I win. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Caroline (aka doxieluv01 on cricut MB)

Maria said...

Your card looks great!
I like your stamping with paint technique, it looks like you really have control of the paint with the dauber.

I love anything that shimmers and shines the more shimmer and shine the better. LOL!

Thanks for the chance to win.

cissi said...

Love your card and the paint. I love how you can use the paint and stamp because I love shimmery things :) Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing your technique.

Conley Family said...

Very Cool! Who doesn't love some bling on their creations?!!

Great technique! thanks for sharing. Always love learning new ways to create!

Crafts4ubybetty said...

I love adding bling and glimmer to my projects. Thank for thehance to win some. :)

Jodie R said...

I love these paints. You can make them shimmer as a faint colored background or bold with a stamp. I hope your announcement has something to do with pez-a-doodle! Thank you and Molly for the chance to win some. I wish I had some right now!

Danelle said...

Gotto love the shimmer! You make it sound so easy!! Hope I win! :) I'm a follower.

paperscissors said...

love the softness, the shimmer, and the technique! thanks for photos as i love to refer back to the step by step precess rather than a video!

Melissa said...

Great tutorial! Love how this card turned out! Thanks for the chance and getting some truffles to try a new technique!!!

MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

Brigit said...

I really Love your card a lot, I have never used paints on stamps, I think it's awesome, I would love to try it.

Nanna said...

Really love the card. I love anything that glimmers and sparkles. Always happy to find new techniques. Thanks for sharing this.

~ Kendra ~ said...

VERY COOL!! I really like the card! I love glimmer and bling!! Great tutorial! I would love some of the paint!

cutiepie said...

OHHHHH how magnificent those are very pretty colors I could do alot with those and improve my skills at card making and scrapbooking. What a great job on the card its beauitful, thanks for sharing.

goatesgirl said...

I have been eyeing those paints, they look fab on your card

goatesgirl from the cricut MB

racinggrandma61 said...

I LOVE the look of these paints. PLEASE include me in this super RAK

LGanske61@msn.com

Kerry said...

Marti, your card is lovely! The paints add just enough shimmer to make everything pop. Have you found the finger tip sponges the best way to add the paint to stamps? The smoosh shows the shimmer best in the photo, but I expect the heart is just as lovely. They certainly interest me--thank you for sharing.

sweetpz said...

Great technique! and it doesn't look too hard to do too! hehe
thanks for sharing! i'm a follower and i will be back to check out more stuff!

hugs,
juli

Sandy said...

I love both of the techniques you shared here and I would enjoy trying them out! I am a follower and I am off to check out more of this delicious blog!

Gayle said...

I love the idea of "blog truffles"!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those wonderful colors and would just adore giving them a fun place to live at my house!! I think I could have a blast with them!!!! I am going right now to sign up to be a follower of this blog. Thank you for the opportunity!

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net
Abilene, TX

Kraftychick said...

What a great looking effect - thanks for showing the details on how to use this paint!! I would love to try it!
jackie

mamameatball said...

Thanks for sharing the technique. It is awesome....I won't be afraid to try it now!

Victoria said...

Just now catchin up from Splitcoast Stampers. This product is way cool and so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

jules said...

Thanks for sharing with us and for giving us the opportunity to win. Would love to play with paint and stamps!