Hello blogging friends! I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your family and friends!! I am sorry I haven't been around for a few days. A couple of weeks before Christmas I found out that I needed to have surgery. My surgery was on the 20th and I didn't want to say anything here on my blog because I wasn't exactly sure what the outcome was going to be. But I am feeling better and I am happy to say I got the report back from the doctor and all is good!! :-) Now I just have a lot to catch up on! I have several cards (some Christmas) and projects that I didn't get a chance to post before my surgery so you will be seeing them over the next few days.
Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you. This card is so sparkly and glittery I just love how it turned out. I have a couple of close up pictures that show more of the sparkle from the glitter. Santa gave me a Fabulous new camera for Christmas that I absolutely LOVE but now I have to figure out all the bells and whistles--LOL! So it may take a little while (and practice) to get the perfect pictures.
To start I stamped the sentiment from the S-109 Christmas Tidings stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink. Then to create the glittery snowflake background I used the H-920 Elegant Snowflake Border stamp, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and Diamond Clear Glitter all from The Rubber Cafe`. I applied a little bit of glue to the makeup sponge and dabbed it onto the rubber stamp and then stamped the image. I randomly stamped the image over the entire piece of cardstock. I let the glue sit for a couple of minutes and then I added the Diamond Clear Glitter. I love using the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue for this technique and the You're So Fine Glitter picks up every detail.
Here is a close up of the die cut snowflake and the background. Using the makeup sponge I also applied glue and glitter to all of the layers of snowflakes. To add some dimension to the snowflake I used 3D Foam Squares in between each layer. To create the snowflake I used Simply Smooth White cardstock and S5-117 2012 Snowflake Pendant. Then I added some Silver Metallic String and a pearl with a ribbon buckle slider to the center of the snowflake. For the layered mats I used Sno Cone and Silver Mirri cardstock and S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B die templates.
If you like the look of stamping with glue and glitter I hope you will five this a try. It's fun and easy to do and oh so sparkly!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe` H-920 Elegant Snowflake Border, S-109 Christmas Tidings
Paper: DiscountCardstock.com Simply Smooth White, Sno Cone, Silver Mirri
Ink: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Grand Calibur® Machine, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-117 2012 Snowflake Pendant
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Diamond Clear Glitter; Really Reasonable Ribbon Metallic Silver String; Large Flat Back Pearl, Ribbon Buckle Slider; Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares; Makeup Sponge