Monday, September 15, 2008

Glittery Pines

Today's card was made for the Try a New Technique challenge - Glitter Surprise. You can see the instructions for this technique here: I chose the unusual Gable Green color because the only colored glitter I had was lime sherbet and you were supposed to use similar colors for your glitter and card stock! I stamped the background with my Pine Needles and Cones stamp by Cornish Heritage farms using a Palette Stamp and Stick glue pad - you could also use a Tsukeniko Essential glue stamp pad seen here. Than I covered the panel with my glitter - tapped it off and let it dry. After it was dry I brushed over it with a soft brush as per the instructions to be sure all the loose glitter was off. (and the loose glitter is now off the card but all over me and my stamping room!)My sentiment is from the new Holidays & Wishes Stampin Up set and is cut with my petite rectangle nestabilities and attached over the sheer ribbon with foam dimensionals. I stamped the tiny holly by Amuse and punched it - colored the berries red and attached that over the sentiment with a foam dimensionals. I love how sparkly this card is - what a fun new technique! I hope you'll give it a try - it's super for Christmas and other holiday cards!

Thanks for dropping over today!

Stamps: Pine Needles & cones backgrounder: Cornish Heritage Farms, Merry Christmas - Holidays & Wishes - Stampin Up, TIny Holly - Amuse
Paper: VIntage Cream: PTI, Handsome Hunter, Gable Green - SU
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Palette Stamp & Stick Glue Pad, Sparklets Ime Sherbet Glitter - Denami Designs, Prismacolor marker, petite rectangle Nestabilities, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, circle punch

15 comments:

Shirley said...

That is gorgeous! I can only imagine what it looks like IRL

Sue said...

oh beautiful! I love those colors.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WoW!!!!! How stunning!! I dooooo love glitter!!! I'll have to try this challenge for sure!

Julie- justwritedesigns. said...

This is so pretty! I love this color combo for a Christmas card and the glitter is super.

~amy~ said...

Woo Hoo!!! Glitter-licious!!!

Bev said...

I didn't get to try this techniqe as I didn't have a glue pad-maybe later. I love how yours turned out with the sparkly pine branches-very pretty.

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow! I love this! It's so simple, but elegant! Love all those sparkles!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Very pretty. I just love all that backround sparkle. Especially perfect for Christmas.

Denise said...

Julia, this is just gorgeous!! I am definately going to give this a try later!! You know you'll never get ALL the glitter cleaned up, right? lol :D Denise

Sue said...

Hey, I followed your link back from my blog..woo hoo you did it!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful card Julia! Great job on the technique!!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love you sparkly background, Julia...such a beautiful Christmas card!!!

Catherine said...

Julia, this is stunning!

Donna said...

what a beautiful card!

Deb said...

Very pretty, love the glistening background!