Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Very Sparkly Christmas
I LOVE the festive look at Christmas, the twinkling lights, the shiny ornaments and the glittery cards. I LOVE sparkle. There's been a big trend lately to color over glitter. I'd like to share a card that gives you that sparkly look only it uses a completely different technique with embossing powder.
I started by stamping the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Poinsettia* onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored this stunning image and then cut around it. Using a direct-to-paper technique, I inked my poinsettia with VersaMark WaterMark ink and then covered it with Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. Heat setting the embossing powder locks all of that glittery goodness in place so it stays on your card and not all over your hands (and the counter and the floor and...). I absolutely LOVE this particular Stampendous powder. It picks up whatever colors you use underneath it. You can even create a fun, Mercury Glass look with it.
I created the background panel by stamping the Stampendous Christmas Background onto white cardstock. I then placed the Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Mini Cosmic Swirl Stencil over the stamped panel and inked using Ranger Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce Distress Inks. I sprinkled the panel with water, heat set it and then adhered it to a card base. After attaching my sparkly poinsettia, my card was complete.
*A note about the Cling Jumbo Poinsettia: This has been such a popular stamp that it is sold out at the Stampendous Online Store. It may still be available at your local retailer. For Central Ohioans, Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center still has a few in stock.
Thanks for visiting. May your day be filled with sparkle.