Sunday, December 12, 2010
This morning I decided to "experiement" with something completly different from my normal routine. The deer was cut using the Tim Holtz "Reindeer Flight" die. The pine tree was cut out with a Sizzix die I have had for several years called "Tree, Christmas #2". The designer paper is from the K&Company "Yuletide" paper pad. The card is 5 1/2 inches square. The Tim Holtz die can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
I decided to experiment with Sticker Paper to die cut the two images. I did this because I wanted to make this a glitzy card. You are normally suppose to stamp on the front of the paper and then peel off the backing to attach it to your project, but I thought it would be fun to see if glitter would stick to the "sticker part" and it did. For the tree I used another product I have had for years. I store all my glitters and embossing powders in small trays so the only name I have on this glitter is "Roxs-Emerald". It is very chunky. I don't remember who it is made by. I put the tree in a glitter tray and pressed the Roxs into it. It did not completely cover the design so I added a fine green glitter over it to cover all open spaces. It covered perfectly. Gold glitter was added to the trunk of the tree.
The Tim Holtz deer was also cut out using sticker paper. After taking the backing off, I laid it down in the gold glitter tray and pressed it into the glitter to completely cover it. It picked up the fine glitter in one try. I wanted to "ground" the tree and deer so I cut two pieces of white card stock to resemble snow banks and attached them to the bottom of the card. I added some liquid glue to the snow and sprinkled on diamond dust glitter. After I did this, I was thinking I should have used more sticker paper! To give more dimension to the snow, I added Twinklets "Diamond Dust" along the edges of the snow banks. I found a yellow star button and added it to the top of the tree then added yellow Stickles to it. Small red rhinestones were attached using DG3 Art Gel. Small snowflakes saved from using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch (Snow Flurry) were added to complete the card.
I want to remind you that this is the last Joan's Garden challenge for 2010. If you still want a chance to win a great prize and then be in the end of the year drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Joan's Gardens, this is you last chance. You can check out all the challenge details here.
I finished up my Christmas shopping yesterday -- even for my DH. I knew he would want something to do with golf and found exactly what he wants. Now to get everything wrapped!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.