Let’s Glamp!

Hi! Are you ready to learn how to add some sparkle, shimmer and shine to your projects that is quick and easy???! Let’s do this! 🙂

I have tons of friends that love to camp.  I, myself, am not a camper (please keep me in your thoughts when I have to go with the Girl Scouts in 2 years *sigh*), but Glamping (Camping + Glamour = hopefully equals no creepy bugs?!)?! THAT I can handle.  I knew that the Campout set would be perfect to use for this creation.

First up, I wanted to create a stunning background.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about blue skies, but I really wanted to go super girly on this card, so I decided to make the sky full of purples and pinks. Using some VersaMark Ink (that’s a clear, watermark ink), I stamped some different sized stars from Unicorn and added some white embossing powder to them.  Then I hit them with the heat gun.

Next up, Distress Ink time! You can use other inks, but Distress Inks are the easiest method I’ve found to achieve a really awesomesauce background.  I started with the dark purple first (Seedless Preserves).  I went in a circular motion on the panel and I left a scrap piece under it.  I normally ink up, then tap a scrap sheet first, just so there isn’t too much ink on the sponge.

I added Chipped Sapphire next, but I also went back to the Seedless Preserves and blended them both together.  I wanted a seamless gradient.

The third color I chose was Milled Lavender.  I did the same technique as previously – I went back to the Chipped Sapphire and blended both together, back and forth.

See how those stars resisted the ink? So fab! 🙂

And here is what is so fun about Distress Inks – they react with water! Grab a paintbrush, spray bottle, your hands – whatever – and drop some water on this thing!

And because this is all about Glamping, I added some Shimmer Spray, too.  I wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted some shimmer!

OK, and now here comes the crazy part! Are you ready? I used a Wink of Stella shimmer brush to blend with my watercolor pencils instead of water.

What?! Yep.  I know, mind – blown.  🙂

Just start to color how you normally would with watercolor pencils.  Then, instead of using a water brush or paintbrush with water, use a Wink of Stella brush.  It’s just so crazy, it works!

See? I wasn’t making it up! It blends your watercolor pencils and adds a TON of shine to your image!

The camper/glamper was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I had no issues with it smearing or bleeding out.  The final image came out exactly how I wanted it to, even after adding loads and loads of glitter on it.

And because I love to mix and match my Sweet sets, I crossed out the “Camper” from the Campout set and added in “Birthday” from the Plan Everyday set.  I love being able to stretch my stamps – especially my planner ones.  They need as much love as the rest of them, right? So it makes me a happy camper (see what I did, there?) to use them on cards, too.

I hope you will give the shimmer and shine treatment technique a try! If you do, please let us see! Post it on Facebook or tag us on Instagram! 

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Memento, VersaMark
Pencils: Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
Spray: Shimmer Spritz (silver)
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Other: Wink of Stella (clear), Heat Gun, Sequins, Micron black pen, Tape Runner, Adhesive Foam

2 Responses to Let’s Glamp!

  1. AJ says:

    How fun. Lovin’ your card and the sky line you created.

  2. katie brooks says:

    so very cute Chrissie!

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