Saturday, August 17, 2019

Christmas Trio

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder for the CAS Christmas Challenge - Glitter, which is hosted by me this month.

I do love to add a bit of sparkle to some of my Christmas cards.  I recently bought this beautiful stamp and this is the first time inking it up.  I stamped onto mixed media paper with Versamark and heat embossed in liquid platinum.  I watercoloured the images with dye inks and then went over them with the corresponding colour in glitter glue.  It's an easy way to add lots of sparkle to your images.  I just used a paint brush, making sure to wash it out thoroughly when I was done.

Here's a close-up ...
Kept it simple by adding a very small sentiment, which is heat embossed in white.

I have another card with the same image (this was the first one I made).  I used red card stock for the base and watercoloured in lighter colours, adding the glitter glue on top.  The image and sentiment are both heat embossed in liquid platinum.  I like my second version better (card at the top).  Shows you that making a few small changes made a big impact on the design.


I hope you'll find time to check out the challenge blog to see the wonderful and glittery reminder ards from our Designers, and special Guest Designer, Michelle.

There's still a week left to play along.  Come join us and build your stash of Christmas cards so you'll have them ready to be written and mailed when the time comes.  Won't be long now!






Stamps:  Floral Holiday Trio (Magenta); Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Candied Apple (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, green glitter glue, red glitter glue, paint brush

Challenges:
CAS Christmas August Challenge - Glitter


21 comments:

Pat said...

This trio of images looks great on both cards Loll and love the colouring and the glittery finish. Like you I think I prefer the green background to the red but they are both very pretty. x

Viv said...

Fab as always Loll. x

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are so pretty and the stamped image is beautiful. Traditional Christmas colours, which are wonderful x. Plenty of shimmer and of course no favourites but the green one slightly nudges it x....

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous cards
Faith

Liz said...

Brilliant cards, Loll, great design with the added sparkle. I love them both, but I think the green one is my favourite. xx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty stamp, Loll, and you've done it up beautifully with the platinum embossing and watercoloring! I'm partial to the green too, but the red is a really close second!

Maria said...

Oh, wow! Lovely Christmas cards, Loll! Very pretty images embossed in platinum! Very classy cards, so beautiful!!

Marcia Hill said...

Two very beautiful cards Loll and I love the stamp you used! Love the water coloring and glitter glue combo too...sooooo pretty! I do think I favor the green card more but I do like the red one too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are so pretty Loll, I always love your platinum embossing with watercolouring. Your traditional green and red are perfect for these images :)

Susan said...

Beautiful cards - and what a great idea to use coloured glitter glue over your watercolouring. I agree that the card on the green card base is nicer - I like its richness of the watercolour better and somehow the green card base just works better than the red. Thanks for sharing both.

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous stamped and heat embossed glitter glue Christmas images, Loll. I love your colored "white" space card bases and your different coloring techniques. TFS and for sharing your detailed descriptions. Hugs...Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

I don't have a favorite, they are both beautiful. I like the three individual images embossed and glittered. Great coloring on both.

Arlene said...

Both cards are beauties. You are sparking my imagination!

BożenA said...

This trio is perfect for Christmas cards. Both cards are great, the added glow makes them so elegant. It's hard for me to decide which color is my favorite because both are beautiful
xx

Linda said...

Both cards are stunning ...... love the traditional colours. The heat embossing gives a beautiful rich look and the added glitter makes them even more special xx

Barb Ghig said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, Loll! I love both, but I must say Glitter Glue adds the most gorgeous shimmer to your design! I also love the font on your sentiments...they're really perfect!

kiwimeskreations said...

Both cards are beautiful Loll, but I agree that your second one certainly has the most impact
Blessing
Maxine

Trina P. said...

Both are beautiful, Loll. Incredible sparkle... great job capturing that in your close-up photos. I don’t think I’ve heard of coloured glitter glue... is that like coloured Wink of Stella? xx

Anita in France said...

A fabulous duo of trios, Loll! The shimmer and shine is fabulous over your lovely colouring ... subtle or bright, they're both gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

just gorgeous Loll, love the gold eb.
xx Karen

Mariëtte said...

Congratulations on your nomination at the Magenta blogpost Won our hearts with this beautiful card