Shimmer and shine roses

I've made these cards for the current challenge at Let's Squash It for Shimmer and shine.

For my shimmer and shine I used pearlescent card with a hint of silver and then ran it through a Nellie Snellen 3d rose EF. Then I used Craft Artist mica powders on the raised areas. I then cut the sentiment from the same card and used the same powders. To ensure the sentiment stood out from the background I cut it three times and layered it up. I received this sentiment die in a mystery bag so this is it's first outing. I wasn't sure how to use it but pleased with this for a first attempt.

My second card uses the same technique but this time I used some green card for the base and got to use this new bow die which I have been seeing around blogland. I had to track it down on an auction site as it is a little old now. 

Because I used NBUS with the sentiment die and the bow die I'm also popping over to the NBUS challenge to enter.


Gorgeous cards Lynn, love teh colour mix and the details you've added to the gorgeous embossing.
Faith x
WOW!! Two really amazing cards!! The EF is a delight, and love the dimensions you added with the layered sentiment and that big gorgeous bow! Awesome colouring!!
Crafting Queen said…
Two beautiful cards, love the embossing folder you used. Anesha x
brenda said…
Two beauties Lynn, I always love how effective your inked embossing folders come out, I just make a total mess when I try it.

B x
coldwaters2 said…
Gorgeous cards Lynn I love how you have highlighted the raised parts of the embossing folder the sentiment looks great
lorraine x
Jeanne H said…
Lovely cards! I see we think alike on how to create shimmer...I just looked at your card today. Well done, Lynn.
Darnell said…
Wow, Linby! At a glance it looks like you've used gorgeous soft and textured handmade vellum paper to make your cards. To read that you made them using a 3D stencil and powders just blows my mind! I can just imagine the shimmer and shine and I can see why that bow is all the rage! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell
HilaryJane said…
Both these cards are beautiful, love that embossing folder and how you have inked it. The framing is beautiful too xx
ionabunny said…
Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz
Tina Z. said…
so soft and beautiful.
Thank you for playing with us at Let's Squash It! where I was a Guest Designer.