Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #9

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...



Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I've not heard of Glitter Ritz before this post(which isn't surprising since I've not been keeping up too much with crafty stuff lately). It sounds neat and who doesn't like a bit of sparkle?!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, so pretty! I haven't heard of Glitter Ritz either. The perfect amount of sparkle. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Can't go wrong with glitter and bling :)

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is fantastic and I just love Glitter Ritz!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs Brigitte

Alanna said...

WOW Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the sparkle. And I love how you lined the envelope as well. Thanks for playing along this week at CCC.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at CCC this week.

Candace said...

This card is sooo pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges!! :)