Hello blogging friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was good to you. Did you have a white Christmas? Did you get some fun new crafty supplies? We had a very nice and relaxing Christmas and we still have one more to celebrate. I have to say Santa was pretty darn good to me!! I got some fun new crafty supplies--132 set of Prismacolor pencils (SO excited about these!!), some fun quilling tools ( I am actually going to use them for flower making) and a fantastic book with over 45 mixed media techniques for backgrounds. I also got a Huge surprise with a Gorgeous ring!! The one downer for Christmas is that we didn't get any snow so instead of a white Christmas we had a brown one--it seems so strange!
Ok, enough of me rambling on LOL! Here is a card I designed using some products that are new to me and I have to tell you I am LOVING them!!!
One of my favorite new to me products is Scrap Happy Sheer Glue--LOVE IT!! I have several friends who use this glue and have told me I would love it and boy oh boy were they right! Not only is it a fantastic glue for putting all of your crafty projects together but you can also do some pretty cool techniques with it---which is a great bonus! The Scrap Happy Sheer Glue stays tacky even once it starts to dry which allows you to add glitter to your projects.
Oh and the glitter--You're So Fine Glitter--another favorite new to me product!! I LOVE Glitter and I can honestly say I have never seen or worked with glitter that is this fine! It is Amazing!! It's almost like a powder. If you love glitter like I do you will want to check this stuff out and give it a try. Both the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and You're So Fine Glitter are from The Rubber Cafe™.
I used one of the Bon Appetit stamps for the center image. Instead of using ink on my stamped I used a cosmetic sponge and applied the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the image and then stamped on to Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock from DCS. I used S5-025 Labels Seventeen for the stamped image and layered it on top of another die cut made using S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents both from Spellbinders™. If you do this technique you need to wash your stamp right away to remove the glue. I just use warm soapy water and a little nail brush to wash my stamps. Once you are done washing your stamp the glue will have set long enough to be somewhat dry but still tacky. To apply the glitter I just dip my finger in the color I would like and apply it to the glue image rubbing it on in a circular motion. Apply one color at a time. Once you are finished tap off the excess glitter. The colors of glitter I used are listed and linked below.
Here is another close up. The glitter is so fine and it picks up every little detail from the stamped image. When it is done it has the look of embossed foil, but with the added sparkle and it doesn't rub off.
I created the background using a leaf stamp from the Bon Appetit stamp set. Another great technique I discovered is using the glue as a resist, but I will be talking about that a little more in another upcoming post. ;-)
For the background mat and the base of the card I used LF-168 Grand Large Labels from Spellbinders. I also added a few black rhinestones from Want2Scrap on the labels and round the outer edges of the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed the card and maybe found some products that are new to you too!! This would make a perfect card for the New Year! I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and if you have kids I hope you are enjoying their Christmas vacation too!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe S-101 Bon Appetit
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth Ivory, Soot
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, LF-168 Grand Large Labels, S5-025 Labels Seventeen, S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Your So Fine Glitter--Diva Pink, Bronze Medal, Purple Rocks & Limeade Green; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Want2Scrap Baby Bling Black Rhinestones; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares