Shimmer heart

I don’t often stamp on directly on black but maybe I should more often, the effect is quite striking. I stamped the ‘sweetheart’ stamp and a sentiment in versamark on neenah epic black cardstock and embossed them in platinum embossing powder. I then used a small watercolour brush to fill all the hearts and flowers with finetec pearlescent paint. The finetec paints are watercolour so I added a drop of water to the colour and mixed it in the palette before painting.

The effect is very shimmery, more so than is apparent in the photos. I wanted the same colour and amount of shimmer on the mat to frame the panel so ended up painting a border of pearlescent purple on a square of black cardstock to frame my panel before attaching both to a black card base.


Stamps: sweetheart, happy hearts
Ink: versamark
Paint: finetec pearlescent colours
Paper: neenah epic black cardstock
Also: WOW metallic platinum superfine embossing powder


16 Comments on “Shimmer heart”

  1. creatingincolors says:


  2. Pat says:

    How striking the Finetec painted heart looks on the black card Heather, and the pearlescent finish is beautifully shimmery, and I love the way you have painted the background mat to match. x

  3. Bonnie says:

    This is definitely striking, Heather! I have never worked on colored cardstock but seeing how beautiful this is, it’s on my list to try! Love the pearlescent paints paints with the embossing!

  4. Donna M Shelton says:

    Wow, I don’t usually comment, but just had to tell you how stunning I think this card is. Just beautiful!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    So beautiful Heather. It is both vibrant and delicate at the same time. The paints do a great job. The card is almost a piece of jewellery.

  6. konarose says:

    This is a wowzer card, Heather! Looks like stain glass work to me. I just rec’d Finetec metallic paints so maybe I can try this! Thank you for always inspiring us with your beautiful work!!!

  7. karen purdy says:

    What a gorgeous car, Heather! Looks like cloisonne enamel work, a favorite of mine. Thanks, Heather. I’m going to try it.

  8. Vicki B says:

    That card is just gorgeous! I’ve not heard of those paints but they sure made a beautiful card!

  9. What a wonderful effect! So much impact – stunning card! xxx

  10. What a wonderful effect! So much impact – stunning card! xxx

  11. Heidi says:

    An awesome card! Great job!

  12. lollthompson says:

    This is gorgeous Heather. It looks like a piece of jewelry against the black. Need to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

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