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Monday, December 26, 2011

Salty Glimmers Christmas

Hi, it's Holly posting today. I'm sharing a Christmas card I made last week - yeah it was a very LATE holiday card. LOL

I started out by creating a background using the Salty Glimmers technique from Technique Junkies. What a cool background, and I love the shimmer! After I cut out the lamp post, the Christmas lights strings, and the lightbulbs, I wanted to make them shimmery as well, so I pulled out my Creative Inspirations Paints.

The lamp post and the light strings were die cut from black cardstock, and I applied some Antique Silver paint to those. I love how the Antique Silver paint looks against the black cardstock. The lightbulbs were painted with Garnet paint, and they really pop out against the die cut fence and the dark blue background. I also painted a tiny piece of white cardstock with some Sunshine yellow paint and adhered it behind the die cut lamp.

The Victorian Picket Fence was die cut from kraft cardstock, and I lightly rubbed a white ink pad here and there to give the fence a snowy look. Well, white ink doesn't dry very fast, so I covered it with some white embossing powder and hit it with a heat gun. Did you know that Creative Inspirations Paint will have embossing powders and glitters for sale in January?? That is a wonderful addition to the paints - more sparkle, more shimmer!

Wanna see the great shimmer?

Stamps: Candy Kisses (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Fresh Snow
CS: white, black, kraft
Cheery Lynn Designs dies: Victorian Picket Fence, Christmas Light Swag, Colonial Lamp Post
Creative Inspirations Paint: Garnet, Sunshine, Antique Silver
Other: Frosty Nights glimmer mist, oval punch, scallop oval punch, white embossing powder
TJ Technique: Salty Glimmers


Unknown said...

What a lovely night scene you created! Great job!

BarbaraW said...

Great card. Love the lights on the picket fence.

Kianel said...

Beautiful card Holly!
I looove your background!
Love from France, Kianel.