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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Random Card - Christmas in September

Good Sunday Everyone! Here's a card I made last night. Actually I started the previous day. . .left it unfinished, came back to it, left it again, and I think I did this process maybe 7 times. I finally finished it last night. Not that the card was complicated but when I applied the Stickles glitter, I had to wait for it to dry. Well . . .while waiting, I would do something else and forget about it.

The background was created using the Polished Stone Technique using 2 different reinkers by SU (see recipe below) and using alcohol. After it dried, I stamped snowflake images using a Inkadinkao Holiday set. Unfortunately, you can't see it in the picture. It's more prominent in person. I then applied Stickles glitter dots to the snowflake.

I also applied Stickles to the snowman and snowflake die cut but again, it's barely visible in the picture. Like I said, it's more prominent in person.

I then added brads and other elements to the card design. . .basically a bunch of layering and stuff.

Card Details:
Stamp: Inkadinkado Holiday SetInk: SU Reinkers - Bashful Blue, Bukaroo Blue, Silver Leaf Pen, Bordering Blue Paper: Glossy White Paper, Bordering Blue, DCWV scrapbook paperAccessories: SU Ticket Corner Punch, Round Label Punch, Marvy Oval Punch, Stickles Glitter, Sizzix Snow Flake die, Box of Designer Ribbon (Let It Snow), Alcohol, Crafters Tool Kit (paper piercer)
Technique: Polished Stone


Tracy.H said...

So pretty, Maria! I love this technique. :0)

malieta said...

This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!When I saw it, I gasped....I love the Polished Stone effect and the color is a winner!

Andrea said...

great card, the snowman is so cute

Aimeslee said...

Awesome awesome, Maria. I'm like a kid in a candy store. Always a delight to read your blogzzzzz - yup, you're to blame, I'm on my way to creating 500 blogs, too. LMAO LMAO LMAO

Hey, it's free, right? ;)


MJ said...

Very cute. Love the polished stone background.

Michelle said...

Awesome! i love the snowman image, the card LO, the blue and white and the silver brads!

Gerriann said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful artwork!