Friday 30 November 2012

Festive glimmer and glitz ....

.... Hi!!  Another Christmas card for you this morning - made for two challenges:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmas Time, Compliments of the Season II
Inks: Memento - London Fog
Accessories: Martha Stewart Glitter - Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Feldspar, Aquamarine Crystal, Verdelite, Perdiot; Vellum, twine and card from stash

Taking of a photo of this card has been quite tough - but I think this captures the sparkle and shine.  I love the sketch and immediately thought of this pretty snowflake stamp.

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamps, having first established the centre of the card.  Starting at the bottom of the card, I used a glue pen to fill in the snowflake outline and once the glue reached the clear stage I added glitter.  I repeated this up the card using two shades of glitter on each of the full snowflakes.  Once the card was dry I burnished the glitter to make sure it doesn't shed and to add shine.  Here's a close up of the snowflakes.  Sadly the photos don't do the card justice - the sparkle and shine is lovely!  As I didn't want to hide the pretty snowflakes, I stamped the sentiment onto vellum.  As I didn't emboss the sentiment it has dried to give a very soft focus effect - which I rather like.  I finished off by adding this thread in coordinating colours.

Kathryn has now started her countdown to Christmas - only three full weeks of school left!!!  We plan to put up our Christmas tree this weekend.  Bye for now!


Pauline said...

This is lovely and sparkly Deborah, very frosty!

Andrea M said...

So pretty Deb! Love the sparkly snowflakes!

Kim Heggins said...

Your snowflakes are just so beautiful. I love all of the sparkles and that twine is the perfect addition to your card. Love it.

Heather P. said...

Such a fun card, love the sparkle! :)

Jen Nelson said...

i jst love how the glitter fades from one colour to another deborah

thanks for joining us

Jen x
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