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

6 comments:

  1. Great card with such a suprise effect!
    Very festive card!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
    Marianne

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  2. Hiya Xushenka,

    How are you?

    I am Casper, pleased to meet you!

    How are you finding it in the U.S, I hope your studies are going well!

    Your card is just so cute, such a surprising little package, love the glitter.Great card!

    Good luck in your challenges!

    Thank you for choosing to join us in our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT!

    Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Fantastic New Year!

    All the best for 2011!

    Take care
    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxx

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  3. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

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  4. This is a great little project!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

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  5. a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

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Thank you for stopping by! :) And, I love reading your comments! :)