Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snowy Night

Out of all my Christmas cards I have made this year.  I think this is one of my favorite.  And it is much easier than it looks, just a little messy.  It is a little hard to tell from the picture (much more beautiful when your holding the real thing) but it is entirely coated in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and sparkles like the beautiful wintry nights.

Here is a better picture of the sparkle.

Now for how to create this beauty.  First stamp your images on Whisper White.  Lots of sets will work, however, I used trees from Plant Hope and Lovely As A Tree to create my forest.

Then punch out of scrap paper a 1-1/4" circle to use as a mask.

Using a Sponge Dauber and Night of Navy Ink, sponge your entire card EXCEPT your circle mask.  Be sure to keep your sponging ABOVE the snow line that the trees create.

Your mask creates the moon and your snow line creates the ground.  Don't worry about imperfections in your sponging as the glitter will hide most of that.  It is very important that all your stamping and such is completely done by this point.

Now take the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets.  Cut them a 1/4" larger than your Whisper White.  Peel the backing off of the sticky sheet being careful not to touch the glue as much as possible because it will come off of the paper onto your fingers.

Place your stamped cardstock face down onto your Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet.

If you rub your finger along the edges of the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet the extra glue will ball up and come off.  This saves you from having glue messes later.

Pour some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter into your Powder Pal.
Lay your stamped cardstock, glue side down, into your glitter.  Move it and shake it around to make sure the entire front side gets covered with glitter.

 If you have the brush that comes with the Powder Pal, it is good to use to brush off the excess glitter.  Now all you have to do is adhere it to the Night of Navy cardstock and your done!  Be sure to step back and admire this one :)

Stamp Set(s) - Lovely as a Tree, Plant Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink - Night of Navy
Accessories - 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Sponge Dauber, Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Powder Pal

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