Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glistening Evergreen

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is to use GLITTER!!
oh, how i love sparkly things! I was super excited to do this challenge!

When i made the card above, I was actually inspired by this GORGEOUS card made by my friend 
and fellow Stampin' Royalty Goddess, Carrie Rhoades! (visit her blog here)

This card was very easy to put together and took hardly any time at all! I used a tried and true stamp set, Lovely as a Tree, and stamped in White Craft Ink first on Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, then added Heat and Stick powder, then after heating it just to melting point, added some silver glitter and heated again to set. I did have to brush off some of the glitter afterwards because it kind of clumped, and as a side note, if your glitter is sticking due to static to the paper where you didn't want it to, you can use a dryer sheet to kind of wipe it off after the image has set and it helps a bunch!

The cardbase is very simple, just using a strip of Early Espresso patterned paper across the middle with a Baked Brown Sugar strip underneath, and the image panel popped up on top of that. I used my paper piercer and template to poke the little holes around the main image panel, then stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Invitation set on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and popped that across the main image. I then cut out two holly leaves and used the sprinkles from the Cupcake Builder punch to make a holly sprig and added that to finish off the card. 

Easy to do and looks great!


Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Holiday Invitations
Accessories - Silver Glitter, Heat and Stick Powder, Paper Piercer, Apothecary Accents Die, Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Cupcake Builder Punch, Neutrals Patterned Paper

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Jenny Engelke said...

I LOVE the sparkly tree! Beautiful!!!!

LeAnne said...

What a gorgeous image....looks wonderful on the brown sugar!!! Very elegant!