Saturday, 7 November 2015

A blingin' Christmas

Recently I've been playing around with Ranger's new Sticky Embossing Powder. I've had some great results when using it with foils, but today I decided to try it with glitter. I find it's a but like a distress embossing powder, in that it gives a slightly patchy result which I'm sure is intentional and creates some interesting effects which are never exactly the same twice over. Because of this patchiness, I like to stamp with a matching ink (or a contrasting one that will emphasise the patchiness, if I'm looking for a distressed effect).

This time I stamped the tree image (a very old magazine freebie) in silver and sprinkled silver ultra fine glitter over while the embossing was still warm.

I'd intended making a very CAS card, but I thought the tree need a bit of something else.... then a bit of something more..... and ended up blinging the whole thing up! I do adore that gem border, which I have to confess is a ready-made one that I just had to peel off and stick on the background.


I am sharing this with

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Bright or Sparkly colours (sparkly, obvs!)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Oh Christmas Tree
Inkspirational Challenges - Anything goes with silver
Craft Rocket Challenges - pearls/gems
Allsorts challenge - Ribbons and Bows    

11 comments:

  1. Wow, so sparkly, I love it! Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

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  2. This is striking............ so eloquent TFS LIs Craft Rocket Challenges DT

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  3. Love Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations
    all the sparkle and shine.

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  4. Fabulous and festive card.
    Thank you for sharing at my theme "ribbons and bow" over at Allsorts.
    Good luck;-))m

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  5. What a fantastic holiday card! Great embossed tree and a fun use of the foil! I love black and silver cards... they always look so elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  6. Stunning card Love the sparkle TFS Lis DT Craft Rocket Challenges

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  7. So beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  8. oh woooww so Bling and so glanz
    lovely ribbon
    adorable sticker in that mirror effect Jane
    luv this one

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  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 254 and CCAYR November challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  11. I like the fact you blinged it up - really ornate and festive. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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