Thursday, December 9, 2010

Joy Card

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t had much of a chance to make any cards since I returned home from my vacation. I spent most of last week and this week trying to get ready for Christmas.
I have all the Christmas gifts bought and wrapped. Now all I have to do is finish my Christmas cards for mailing.

I made this card for the Hero Arts challenge and I wanted it to have a little sparkle. (The card has more shine in real life.) Shari Carroll’s card that can be found here (using this technique) inspired me to create this card. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Stunning Snowflakes S5069 and Snowflake Circle CG100.

I stamped the Stunning Snowflakes background on white cardstock using versa mark clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I took Stormy Sky ink and distressed the background. Then I took glossy accents and went over the snowflakes with it so that the snowflakes would shine. I stamped the circle with clear embossing ink and powder onto baby blue paper. I panted the letters with a dark blue acrylic paint and after it dried, I went over the letters with glossy accents. I added blue gems for a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great day.


Barb said...

Wow Sue! This is really beautiful! I love the way your sentiment looks with the Glossy Accents! Nicely done!

Sue said...

You have really produced a stunning card here Sue, Well Done.
I love the snowflake stamp it is a beauty.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Love everything about it! Thanks for the birthday wishes! Blessings to you!

Lin said...

Really lovely, Sue - I never thought of mixing those 2 stamps, but it's a lovely marriage!