Sunday 29 November 2015

Merry Christmas with lots of Sparkle


This card is lots of sparkle and embossing paste. Played all after noon making different backgrounds all in blues. This particular one results from the Merry Christmas stencil that I am pretty sure I got from  'Create a Smile'. Hope I have that right. 
One thing I have learnt when playing with stencils is
spraying the backs with tacky prepositional spray is the best way to use them. No worries about taping them down or sudden movement. Works perfectly.

In this instance this is half of the stencil and trimmed slightly from the sides. I used embossing paste and started out just squishing my Distress Ink palest blue down on my work mat, then mixed in a very small scoop of the embossing paste. Worked it all together till well mixed then spread here and there on the stencil.

I repeated this process with 5 different blues including the newest blue that has a bit of a mauve tinge to it. Once I had it covering the stencil then I pulled in up along the stencil and then across, just working till I felt everything was covered well and mixed. Lifted off any excess. Waited like 30 seconds then lifted the stencil away. Made dash to the kitchen as I forgot to get a bowl of water on standby.

See how the colours just drift and so shiny. After I had moved the piece of card stock aside to dry I worked frantically to clean up my Tim Holtz mat, had to do a bit of scrubbing but got all the paste off.
Once it was fully dry, (I left it for about 2 hours and did other things) I trimmed down to size. Made my card to fit the piece. Cut a piece of white glitter paper (strange stuff its like material on the back and really really hard to use with dies so using it up this way.

Covered the front of the card with the white glitter paper, added a foam layer under the Merry Christmas layer then glued to white front.
Finished off with some sparkly Blue sequins.

Check out the sparkle on this photo.

Now what to do with the other 5 backgrounds I made (embossing paste; blending; spraying).

Okay I would like to scrap this in at the last minute  into the  


Inspirational Christmas Song

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year

Okay thats it, back to morrow.
Thank you for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


lostinpaper said...

Oh so clever and those blues are perfect!

Creating with Susan said...

This is just awesome! Love it!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous inspired card! said...

So sparkly and fun! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

conil said...

Oh my, this is just yummy. Bet it is gorgeous in person.

Ruth said...

Wow!! That is stunning! I have never tried a stencil - maybe I should try it as the results here are quite amazing - I just love the colour of blue you've used. It's really gorgeous. Xx

Greta said...

Gorgeous sparkle--so festive & beautiful!

Joyce said...

This is fun. Love how you used your stencil.

Deepti said...

So beautiful, the blues look so stunning !

Kim Heggins said...

This is simply beautiful!