Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

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: 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


  1. Hey there!! Wasn't sure when you would get results back but am SO RELIEVED to hear all is GOOD!!!

    Lovely card for the season :)

    SO HAPPY to have you back!! xo

  2. so pretty! :) so happy to hear you're doing well, here's to a speedy recovery. take care Heidi.


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