Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter Sparkle

Here's a New Year card I made for another friend :) This one is pretty simple, but very sparkly! Without any more prelude, I will go on to the card.

Here it is!
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I love my Hero Arts "Create Your Own" set... I can make snowmen with different faces, hats, buttons, and add a scarf or a broom if I like. :D I actually ended up putting some lime green Stickles to highlight some of the top of the broom... But I forgot to retake the picture after I did that.

I used the cool highlights micro-fine glitter to make the snow-sparkly background.. Very easy to do with some wide double-sided tape and no need to buy any special blue glitter paper ;) Since the glitter is micro-fine, it doesn't rub off, and actually feels pretty smooth.

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On the inside, I added some vellum paper and more stamps from the same Hero Arts set. And some Stickles in the corners of the vellum. That's it! :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: Hero Arts - Create Your Own (Snowman)
  • Inks: Distress - broken china, peeled paint, worn lipstick, vintage photo; Versa Color - royal blue; Memories - black
  • Stickles glitter glue: turquoise
  • Glitter: Jewel Glitter Ritz - cool highlights
  • Embossing: Denami clear embossing powder
  • PrismaColor pencils
  • Vellum: Christmas trees

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Fun!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful time this holiday season! :) I haven't made all the Christmas cards that I wanted to, yet... But my excuse would be that in Russia, my homeland, New Years is celebrated much more than Christmas is... And Orthodox Christmas itself is on January 7th, which gives me two more weeks ;)

Anyway, here is a Christmas card I made for a friend of mine. I love this card so much, I'd keep it for myself if I could! ;)

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Can you see all the glitter on the background?.. It's the snow that the lucky mouse is rolling through... :D Here's a close-up to see the snow..

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And here is the inside of the card, also all sparkly (not really visible in this picture =/)! Sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist, marshmallow

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And that is all for now. :) But I will definitely be making more Christmas cards very soon.. :) Merry Christmas, everyone! :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Products I used (not a complete list yet..):
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - Light Fun
  • Inks: Distress - barn red; Memories - black 
  • Stickles glitter glue: burgundy, waterfall
  • Jewel Glitter Ritz: highlights (white), sand

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter break is here!

The finals week at UCSD has just ended (yay!), and the winter break has begun! :D Thus, I now have the time to post this card I made for my friend to wish good luck on these finals :) It's a mini-card, approximately 5 by 5 cm (2 by 2 inches), and I loved making it!

Also, I recently got the Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter.. So exciting! This is the first card I got to use it on, just a little bit though. It's awesome, so much finer than the glitter I usually use. And so shiny! I used it for the green "branches" (couldn't find a better word..) of the Christmas tree. 

I sprayed just the front of the card (by masking the inside) with the pashmina color of Tattered Angels glimmer mist spray, so it looks darker (and sparkly! but not in the photo) than the paper was originally. The square is regular white cardstock wrapped in the awesome Hanko paper (I am terrible at remembering specific paper and ribbon names :/ ).

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Whoever is opening it undoes the ribbon, and tah-dah!...

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You can see lots and lots and lots of Stickles and just glitter... :D Here are some close-ups:

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The sign "Good Luck" Is a combination of white opal Liquid Pearls and the same white glitter that I used on the edges of the tree. :)

To make the tree outline look really snowy, I stamped it with white pigment ink, and then put white glitter on it. For the Christmas tree "ornaments" I just painted little circles with acrylic paints and then put stardust Stickles over them for the sparkle. :)

The heart on the pot is actually cut out separately and outlined with a ruby red Liquid Pearls. I also layered an extra piece of paper in between the heart and the pot so the heart pops a little more. :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: Printworks - Jolly Tree
  • Inks: ColorBox - frost white 
  • Stickles glitter glue: cinnamon, waterfall, turquoise, lime green, orange peel, stardust, purple
  • Jewel Glitter Ritz: lime green
  • Tattered Angels glimmer mist - pashmina
  • Fiskars scissors - ripple
  • Liquid pearls: white opal, ruby red