Now that we have all had a bit of a snicker, lets get to tonight's card shall we. It is another Christmas card that I am sharing and it has a TON of glittery goodness on it :) I even managed to make this one without ANY flowers. This card is pretty CAS I think; funny how that style can sometimes be the most difficult to create. At the rate I'm getting the Christmas cards done with all the fabulous Christmas challenges on here, I may acutally get them sent out this year!
Here is my card:
View of Entire Card Front
Close-up of handmade embellishemnt
Close-up of bird I cut from patterned paper
Even though this is a terrible photo of my card, it does give you an idea of just how much glitter is on the card and how well it sparkles.
Cardstock for base of card and Kraft coloured: Recollections
Patterned Paper and bird image: K & Company
Red Glittered Cardstock: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's Crafts
Spellbinders Nestabilities: "Labels 17"
Punches: "Curly Label" Stampin' Up & "Snowflake" Paper Shapers
Bee Creative Tape Sheets
Red Brad: Stash
Garden Green Ink pad: CTMH
Burnished Velvet Technique: Jewel Glitter Ritz in Empire Green, Spice Brown & Celadon
For my glittered card base, I covered the base with Bee Creative Tape sheet cut to fit and covered that with Celadon Glitter Ritz. The glittered embellishment in the upper right corner was made by punching the Curly Label from kraft cardstock and Bee Creative tape sheet. After applying the punched tape to the punched cardstock I used a piece of the non-stick peel off portion of the tape sheet to punch out a snowflake shape and placed this on the center of the taped label. I then covered the exposed tape sheet with Spice Brown Glitter Ritz. Next, I peeled the non-stick snowflake shape off and covered that exposed tape with Empire Green. To complete the burnished velvet technique, use your finger to rub all over the glittered areas to make it sparkle like wild. I added a metalic red brad to the center of my snowflake and some ribbon, thus creating a handmade tag. My tag and bird were attached to the card with 3D foam tape squares to add some more dimension and depth to my card.
I love using the Glitter Ritz and can hardly wait to get more colours to play with. If I happen to notice that some of my cards aren't as glittery after awhile, I just have to rub the Glitter Ritz again and voilah, glittering like new again! I also keep all of the protective covering that I peel off of the Bee Creative tape and use it to punch various shapes from for creating different shape patterns in Glitter Ritz later on. These tape sheets are one product you don't ever want to use in your Cricut machine. The adhesive is super strong and difficult to clean off regular punches, never mind a Cricut blade!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - June Embellishment Challenge
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge - CHNC challenge 78: let's get inky
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Challenge # 11- Lots of Layers
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 198... Birds of a Feather
Pile It On - Challenge #26 - Make your own embellishments
Robyn's Fetish/IDIC Challenge - # 113 - "NO FLOWERS ANYWHERE AT ALL"
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - It's a Bingo Challenge ( I used the top row: Glitter, Brads & Ribbon)
Fashionista Challenge - #4 "Winged Things"
Always Playing With Paper - Merry Monday #26 Using their sketch
Well friends, thats it for me tonight; I'm pooped! I haven't been sleeping well the past couple of nights. I think Mynnette and I share this insomnia pattern since she has been complaining of the same troubles lately, lol. I am off to try and relax a bit before fighting with the Sandman again tonight.
Thanks so much for popping by to check out my card.