.... the girls at Jingle Belles rather enjoy bling all year round, and they would like us to make a Christmas card with sparkle A LOT OF SPARKLE!!! Well, it's a Christmas card and if you can't have bling then, when can you have it? I've not managed to play along for the last few weeks, but I wasn't going to miss this one! Bring on the bling!
For my card I've gone for a background of sparkling snowflakes in shades of blue and green. I inked up the snowflakes with Versamark first and then added colour with distress inks, once stamped I quickly poured on some Kaleidoscope embossing powder which has a lovely sparkle when heated. I stamped a Christmas tree in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I cut the tree out using my Spellbinders dies and added colour with my distress inks. The tree is made up of lots of swirls containing little dots and I used glitter in different shades of blue and green to colour the swirls. Finally, I added a simple sentiment - appropriately "Jingle Bells" - I coloured the sentiment to match the tree's background. I added a bit more glitter around the edge of the sentiment. I'm not sure how well the sparkle shows up on the photo - but in real life it looks just fabulous!!
Stamps: Impression Obsession - Leigh Hannan Snowflakes
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Spellbinders: Labels 20 (S5-026) #4
Accessories: Card, sentiment label, Martha Stewart glitters, Kaleidoscope embossing powder - all from stash
I quite like this design and my have a play with it again - but this time in non-traditional colours - I think it would work quite well!
Gosh, it's been a busy day today. As it was raining we took a pass on the trip to the zoo - but we'll get there before Kathryn has to go back to school. Instead we headed off the local adventure play area - Wizz Kids and Kathryn very nearly didn't get in. There is a maximum height of 4' 9" - and she's jsut a bit taller than this but still only 9 years old!! Fortuantely, they let her in and Kath met up with some of her friends and had a ball!! She was shattered when we got home.
Tomorrow is the WMS Blog Waltz - this month the theme is tea/coffee - such fun. Do pop back as I'll have a card or two to share with you. That's all for now. See you soon.