Today I have a very sparkly card to share. I have made 2 versions of this card. I changed the main background and the nesties - let me know which you prefer.
Here's the first version -
I cut an ATC size piece of glossy white card (3 1/2" x 2 1/2"). I put a few drops of Pool, Stonewashed and Eggplant Adirondack Alcohol Inks on my non-stick craft sheet and added a couple of drops of Pearl Mixative. I quickly squished the glossy card into the ink and swirled around until it was completely covered. I put a few drops of silver mixative onto the corner of my craft sheet and used it to ink up my little background stamp which is from the Creative Expressions British Wild Flowers stamp set. I randomly stamped this over my alcohol ink background.
Next I wiped my background with an anti-static pad and stamped the Christmas Tree (from a Creative Expressions set - can't find title of set but will update this entry if I do) with Jet Black Archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
For the large background I applied Perfect Medium to the Button Mask from That Special Touch. I popped that onto a 5" square piece of white card and put it through the Cuttlebug machine. The Perfect Medium on the mask transferred to the cardstock. I added silver embossing powder and heat set it. Next I applied some Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the area and added Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Embossing Powder. I heated it with a heat gun. Beware - if you try this at home, the glitter in the embossing powders goes everywhere!! Less so if you heat it from underneath.
I cut a frame using a circle nestie and the largest of the Spellbinders Teardrop Circles. I made some snowflakes with the Spellbinders Create-a-Flake die set. I inked the ones made from the light blue card with Faded Jeans Distress Ink while still in the die.
I assembled the card as per the IC Sketches 139 challenge this week.
This is the second version -
So here, the topper was made in the same way as before. The background was stamped in Perfect Medium with a small star stamp which has 'Merry Christmas' in it (I think it's from the same Creative Expressions set as the tree). This was embossed with silver embossing powder, Faded Jeans distress ink added and embossed with Aurora Sparkle embossing powder as before. The circle frame was cut from a circle nestie and the largest of the Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles.
So, which do you prefer? Leave a comment and let me know.
I'm also sharing this card at Make It Monday #62
Thanks for stopping by today.