Monday, September 13, 2010

Just a Little Sparkle

I must admit bling SCARES me! I'm an accountant and anything flashy doesn't go over well. But I love snow and how can you create something wintry and not use some shimmer? I'm trying to get a leg up on some Christmas cards. And each week or so (if my plan comes to fruition) I will create a card or two to share. Then maybe by the time the 25th rolls around I will not be frantically throwing some cards together. Or even worse buying cards at the local discount store... :-) Maybe for once I will be ahead of the game... or maybe not... but I can always dream of that and a white Christmas... Hope you are having a wonderful day...


Card Recipe 5 X 7 inches

Card Stock - White - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill Birthstone
Designer Paper - Pebbles Inc. - Snow Fun Snowflakes - Green
Image & Sentiment - ODBD Peace & Joy
Embossing Powder - Stamp n Stuff - Winterwonderland Opaque
Ink - CTMH - Indian Corn Blue
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Sapphire
Smooch Spritz - Silver Foil, Vanilla Shimmer
Ribbon - Offray
Stickles - Ranger - Star Dust

First I embossed the snowflake image and sentiment on a white piece of card stock. After embossing I sponged CTMH ink (Indian Corn Blue) on. I then wiped the excess ink off of the embossed image and sentiment (resist technique). To give my "custom paper" shimmer, I then spritzed the image with Sapphire Glimmer Mist (lightly on the edges). I also applied a light spritz of Vanilla Shimmer Smootch and Silver Foil all over. My final touch was to lightly apply Star Dust Stickles to areas of the snowflake that I wished to highlight. Voila! My image was a work of bling or art... whichever you prefer!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful!! I love your colors and layout!! Gorgeous embossing and ribbon!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Your take on the sparkle challenge is beautiful!

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