Hi everyone. Today I have a few Christmas cards to share with you. I bought some Heavy Gel Gloss Medium a few days ago. Turns out it's basically the same thing as translucent embossing paste, which is something I wanted to try. I also bought some beautiful gold metallic paint and I used some to mix with my heavy gel, spreading it over my lattice stencil to create the background for the main panel of my card above. The gloss gel medium goes on easily and leaves a shiny, smooth surface - love it! :)
I die-cut three small poinsettias, sponged red around the petals to give definition, and then shaped them with my stylus and mat. I glued the layers together and added some gold liquid pearls for the center (exact match to the gold background!). I glued the poinsettia to the panel using a good dollop of Crystal Effects and also added drops under some of the petals so when it dried, it would hold the flower up to keep it's shape. The sentiment is stamped in red and then clear embossed to keep with the shine on the rest of the card.
I'm entering this into the latest challenge at ATS&M #93 - Holiday, Sparkle Christmas #22 - Anything Goes, and it will be my second entry into Simon Says Anything Goes.
Stamps: Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper: 110 lb. white (Neenah); Real red (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big shot, Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), Lattice Stencil made by me, Heavy Gel Gloss Medium (Golden), Gold Paint (Lumiere), Gold Liquid Pearls, clear embossing powder, heat tool, palette knife, stylus and mat, Crystal Effects
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Since I was posting my Christmas card above, I thought I'd share two more Christmas cards I made for the Dirty Dozen Design Team last October, theme "It's about Time". The first card is for the sketch challenge that was associated with the Fan Club Challenges. The second is my favorite card I made for the DD for October. Each month the Dirty Dozen post their cards and marks one of them as their favorite for the month.
Here's the sketch ...
This is for "Winter Time". I used a strip of DSP and placed a silver glimmer snowflake on top. The sentiment is computer generated and I printed it onto vellum.
This is my favorite card I made for the October Fan Club. This is "Christmas Time". I sponged two shades of blue ink for the background and then layered several white pine branches which I had die-cut and painted with some silver glitter to add sparkle. I framed the tree with a circle die-cut and added a silver glimmer star to the top of the tree and simple sentiment.
Winter Time card:
Stamps: computer generated sentiment
Paper: White (Neenah); Winter Frost DSP, Silver glimmer paper, vellum (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Faceted Snowflake die (Simon Says), silver brads
White Christmas card:
Stamps: Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Wreath Strip die (Cheery Lynn), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holiday Shapes die (Simon Says), sponges, silver stickles