Hello Friends! I decided to play along with the wonderful gals over at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges Blog. This week the challenge is to use your favorite technique. Great challenge, right? I like using my Copic markers, I like to emboss and paper piece, but there is something that I LOVE to do to all my cards and that is add sparkle! I love glitter and rhinestones and jewels. If it sparkles and shimmers, I'm a happy girl! Here is my card.
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stamp set: Special Wishes(Hero Arts)
patterned paper: Mistletoe Collection (Memory Box)
card stock: Fresh Asparagus, Ivory(GinaK Designs)
ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger)
glitter: Kiwi Green(Jewel Glitter Ritz)
other: Essentials Glue Pad(Tsukineko) Copic markers Ribbon from my stash Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions) corner rounder:EK Success
Now here is a close-up for you...
Just look at that SPARKLE!! I used a product called Glitter Ritz...this stuff is fabulous. It's a burnished glitter product. It gives all that shine and once it's stuck down it does not move. The application of the product is very simple. I used the Essentials Glue Pad, and stamped the image onto my card stock. After letting the glue become tacky, I spooned on a very small amount of the Glitter Ritz, then using my finger, I rubbed the glitter into the glue. Then I brushed off the excess and there you have it! A little goes a looooong way with this glitter. I stamped the poinsettias onto card stock, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out. I added a few twinkles to the centers and adhered them to the wreath with foam tape. Pretty. Simple.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Wednesday...