One of the backgrounds I made is used on the card I'm sharing today. I had to make several of these because no matter how much water I sprayed on the paper and the inks on my craft mat, they just wouldn't blend well for some reason. I sprayed until my mister was empty. A whole mister of water on 4 pieces of watercolor paper. What was going on? I finally looked at the bottle in my hand. It wasn't water. It was Tsukineko Shimmer Spray! No wonder my inks weren't blending and running together correctly. This panel is really sparkly IRL, but my camera didn't pick it up.
I decided to use one of the pieces that have been lying on my table since then on today's card. It was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then die cut it again on an angle to create the opening for my sentiment which is from SSS Balloon Sentiments. Next I die cut a SSS Leanna Butterfly, swiped it in Picked Raspberry DI and added Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
Since I've used several Simon Says Stamp exclusive products I will enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is to use Simon brand products. I have also used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Also playing at AAA Cards 1st Birthday, Just Us Girls #293, Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Flickr: Make Your Own Backgrond.
Have a great week! Enjoy!