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Shimmer grateful

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. We celebrated both Thanksgiving and my son’s birthday last night as he will be off at the crack of dawn on the actual day to write an exam with another one the next day. Our first Thanksgiving was eighteen years ago after we had been in Canada for seven weeks. After Thanksgiving dinner with a kind and welcoming neighbour we took off for the hospital where our son was born just before midnight! We were reminiscing last night about his sisters coming into our room the next morning to see the new little brother asleep in a basket at the end of the bed! I have so many things to be thankful for including friends who have become like family to us here in Ottawa. Living so far from our family it has been a great blessing to be welcomed into the families of friends.

This subtly coloured card is embossed in silver powder and painted with shimmer paints. Most of the painting was done with Shimmerz sprays; I spritzed a bit of each colour onto my glass mat and picked it up with a paintbrush to fill the leaves and flowers. For some added depth I used bolder colours from my finetec pearlescent watercolour palette. The background is painted with colour from a grey watercolour pencil.

I was happy to find a copper shimmer cardstock in my stash that matched well with the copper highlights from the finetec palette. I matted the panel and added a die-cut sentiment also from Concord & 9th.

Make sure you pop back in tomorrow when I will announce the winners from the gratitude week giveaway I hosted with the Foiled Fox.

Supplies

Stamps: grateful for everything (C&9th)
 
Dies:

Inks: versamark

Paint: Finetec artist mica pearlescent watercolours, Shimmerz jeni b blue walkin’ a tight heliotrope, bamboo leaf, egg noggin’

   

Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white, copper shimmer cardstock
 
Also: silver embossing powder

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5 Comments on “Shimmer grateful”

  1. Marian says:

    Heather this is so beautiful. Love how you have used this card with so many different techniques and colours.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. bonklassgmailcom says:

    Another beautiful gratitude card, Heather! I’ll bet it’s even prettier when the light hits it so all the shimmer shows! Thank you so much for the beautiful card and lovely note! I cherish our friendship! xoxo

  3. Laurie says:

    Thanks so much Heather, I have loved seeing your work, very beautiful indeed.

  4. memalagene says:

    WOWZERS, This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  5. Helen Gullett says:

    What a beautiful card. Love all the shimmering and glimmering on the card


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