Thursday, September 18, 2014

Glitter Christmas card

I've made this card for a couple challenges:
 Waffle Flower Crafts and 
 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  

At Waffle Flower, there are 2 ways to enter your project:  a sketch card or build a scene.  I went with the sketch as seen here:
I used a lot of elements on this card, most of which are pictured below, but the stamps are all from the Waffle Flower set "A Homemade Christmas".  For Simon Says Stamps, the challenge is to make a tag or incorporate a tag into your project. 

This was a 2 day project as I used shimmer paint and did some mixed media on the base tag and it needed to dry overnight.  First, I took the Joy stamp and inked all over the tag with Versamark clear ink, then heat embossed with Ranger white embossing powder.

  Next, I painted the tag with green shimmer paint and allowed to dry.  I used the same shimmer paint (mixed with a bit of water on an acrylic block) on the trees, painting the stamp and inking on watercolor paper, even experimenting with different shades and generation stamping.


Day two, I inked the painted tag with white ink, allowed to dry, then used a damp cloth to wipe and remove some of the white, leaving a textured look.  I also used the tag re-inforcer die from Waffle Flowers and a scrap piece of green paper to use on the smaller tag.  I added mini glue dots to the trees and sprinkled with extra fine red glitter, pressing into the dots and shaking off excess.
It was a lot of work but fun work!  Hope you like it.  :)

P.S.  We're having a fun challenge over at Mountain Plains Crafters so hop on over and enter a project for a cool prize.  Ends 9/24/14.

Supplies: Waffle Flower "A Homemade Christmas" stamp set, My Mind's Eye Mistletoe Magic designer paper, mini glue dots, Basic Grey candy buttons, May Arts Ribbon 2 mm red bakers twine, Martha Stewart gold ink, Spellbinders Luscious Lime Silk Luster, red extra fine glitter, Versamark clear ink, embossing buddy, Ranger white embossing powder

Supplies not pictured:  Tombow Xtreme adhesive tape, Tombow hook and loop fastener (inside card, holding twine), American Crafts Rouge ink, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Crafter's Essentials wipes (to clean my acrylic block), Recollections white ink, Scotch foam dots, American Crafts glitter tape in red and green, Waffle Flower tag re-inforcer die

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