Saturday, 26 November 2016

Simple silver tree

I've been playing around with a technique that's new to me - stamping with a glue pad and then sprinkling the stamped image with glitter. I thought I'd better start off with a very simple silhouette image, so I used this old tree stamp from PSX. 



I like the effect - much more sparkle than any of my embossing powders give, and a much flatter finish than embossing, so it lends itself particularly well to a CAS style.  All I've added here is a simple silver mat and a peel off sentiment. If you've behind on Christmas card making this would be a super-speedy design to mass produce.

I am sharing it with

Mod Squad - Sparkle it up!
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Glitter  
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas 
Little Red Wagon - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment

Next I went on to use a more detailed stamp, an old unmounted one from my stash. I glittered it with silver, then stamped a sentiment and glittered that with purple glitter.


I then coloured in the bauble with two shades of purple - the dark purple of both the bauble and the sentiment glitter has come out far darker in the photo than it is in real life! I don't think I'll be combining the glue pad/glitter technique with colouring again - it took me far too long to clean the glitter off the tips of my pens!

I'm sharing this second card with
Crafty Creations Challenge - Christmas
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration



10 comments:

  1. Great Card! I haven't tried this technique but it looks really effective. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian (DT).

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  2. What a fabulous idea Jane! Love this and will make sure I try it out :) The tree is especially pretty.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Such a gorgeous card Jane! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

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  4. Beautiful pair of cards Jane. Love them.

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  5. I have not tried that technique, something to add to my to do list:) Love the ornament, purple and silver go well together!

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  6. WOW that ornament card is pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

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  7. Not only are your cards sparkly and beautiful, the CAS makes it very easy to post. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

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  8. Both cards are super sparkly! I do like the Christmas ornament. However, your perfectly CAS silver Christmas tree is just fabulous and a wonderful take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

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  9. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 309 - hope to see you again soon x

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  10. Oh, I have never played with this technique either. Love the effect you got so I will have to give it a try. So glad you played with us at Make My Monday!

    Robbie

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