Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Festive Glittery Greetings!

Well - here we are - back to work after a lovely long weekend here in the US.  Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you - I made them for the May WMS Forum Christmas Card Challenge - Charmaine's challenge this month for us is to make it glittery!
I made my panels by rubbing Dazzling Diamonds onto one side of a double sided sticky paper after adhering the sticky paper to a white cardstock panel of the same size.  Then I stamped directly on the glittered panel using a pigment ink.  I found a great tutorial for this technique here.   

Here's a close up of the panel where you can hopefully see the wonderful glittery shimmer better.  I colored the centers of the poinsettia's with yellow and green Copics.  You really just dab the color on so you don't ruin the tips of the pens on the glitter.
And here is a pic of each card separately -  both cards are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Have you been seeing the sneak peeks for the Waltzingmouse May Release?  Today is Day 3 and you'll find all the links on Claire's blog here.   We have such a large Design Team now - several of us were asked to sit out the sneaks this month- but we'll be participating in the release blog waltz on May 29th AND we'll be posting during June using the new sets to give you all more inspiration -  I'll be posting May 29th, June 6th and June 27th!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse -  Big Bloom Poinsettias, Compliments of the Season Two
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Peel N Stick - Therm O Web.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Crimson Red
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamongs - SU, foam tape, Copics - Y17, YG03, Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

9 comments:

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous, Julia! What a fantastic technique! I must try it...

Annette said...

these are gorgeous..

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards Julia, I love the glittery poinsettias, gorgeous!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renee said...

Gorgeous Julia!
Love the glittery shimmer to these....
so perfect!
And now that summer break is here...
I'm going to get caught up on these challenges...
I think I've gotten 1 done so far...
YIKES!
I gotta get to workin'! :)

Martha said...

Great cards and lovely technique! Love the overall design. Simple but charming. x

Dianne said...

These CCCChristmas cards:O) are gorgeous, they are perfect to send in the post, I'm a glitter girl so they are right up my alley. When I do make mine I might just try them like this, postage can be brutal when you send out over 36 cards:), thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Emily Keaton said...

Oh so pretty! I love how you used the glitter :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Julia! Lovin' all the shimmery goodness!