Hi everyone. Today's card is for two challenges of the Dare To Get Dirty 2013 challenges at SCS (DTGD13BevMom and DTGD13TexasGrammy). I've having fun making cards ... and this one was fun, but took several hours. Not only was it a bit picky to make, but I covered the ornaments with Crystal Effects (lots and lots) so it took several hours for them to dry. Then, I had trouble figuring out how to mount them. In the end, I went with black card stock ... not something very common for Christmas cards, but they looked the best on a dark background ... white and silver made everything too washed out. The next challenge was to get a picture ... and this was the best I could do after several, several attempts. Unfortunately, the picture doesn't show how great these ornaments look in real life - you're going to have to take my word on that :)
I used the polished stone technique to create the paper for the ornaments and then die-cut them, layered with some glitter embellishments and covered thickly with Crystal Effects to give them shine and dimension. Hope you like.
Here's a close-up (again, not a great photo, but you get the idea):
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Baja Blue (SU!); Silver
Accessories & Tools: Rubbing Alcohol, cotton balls, Big Shot, Christmas Ornaments die (My Favorite Things), Star of Wonder die (Memory Box), Snowflake die (Sizzix), silver cording, Crystal Effects, glue, sticky strips, and dimensionals