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