Monday, 6 November 2017

All That Glitters

Good Morning.
Meet my glittery card.  
We all need a little glitter for Christmas, helps make the holidays feel magical.

I saw this technique on Splitcoast Stampers called Iced Leather and decided to try it out. 
The idea is to give you paper the look of suede.

To begin, take a piece of sandpaper and rough up your piece of cardstock.  I used white but you can use coloured as well.  Your paper will now have a rough surface.
Next, swipe a Versamark pad over the surface...swipe being the key word.  You just want some hard edges mixed with soft to give a suede look and feel.
Next, sprinkle on some shiny, glitter embossing powder and heat set. 
My card lacked pizzaz so I rubbed some Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink on my non-stick mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the wet ink to add some colour but you wouldn't have to do that step especially if you are using coloured cardstock.

Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment in the corner then die-cut the snowflake and glued it in place.  I added the blue gem to the center of the snowflake to finish it all off.
*in hindsight next time I would stamp my sentiment after sanding my paper and before adding the Versamark and the eb powder...it would give a flatter surface to stamp onto.

 


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
City Crafter- ONE LITTLE SNOWFLAKE
CAS Mix-Up- GLITTER, STAMPING, YOUR CHOICE 
(die cut)

Supplies
Stamp- Celebrate the Magic (Serendipity)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Light Sparkle EB (Inkadinkadoo); 
Laced Pine Snowflake die (Cheery Lynn); blue gem (Dollar Store); 
non-stick craft mat (Ranger)

27 comments:

Craftychris said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the background and must try this fab technique, I have not heard of it before! Thank you! xxx

Marilyn said...

Wow, wow, wow... gorgeous card! I love that background and thanks for the clear explanation. I'm going to give that a go sometime because it's a fab technique. The snowflake is a perfect add and the gem is just right.

Dortesjs said...

Such a lovely card Karen ;O))

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too.
Janis, Design Team Member

Pat said...

What a great idea Karen, I must give that a try. I love the blue background a bit like a pretty snowy sky, and the die cut snowflake looks beautiful with the blue gem in the centre over the top, and a wonderful sentiment to finish. x

Susan said...

What a neat technique for the background! It looks fabulous - so chilly and frosty. And I love your snowflake die cut.

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning Christmas card, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I tried looking up "Iced Leather"--splitcoaststampers showed no results. Could it be under a different name? Peggy.

Glennis said...

Love this idea, and I am keen to try it out

Bonnie said...

This is a cool background, Karen! Lots of sparkle and a beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bunny said...

I love this. It's beautiful. [Bunny]

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the tip about stamping the sentiemnt. Great technique with a great effect. Gorgeous card x

Bobby said...

Another wonderful technique to try and I'm glad I don't need anything new to do it. The glittery background looks terrific, Karen.

Christine Alexander said...

great technique and must check that one out :). the sparkle is so pretty.

Lisa said...

I love your cards. This one is beautiful!

Ina G said...

Love this card Karen. All that glitter and I bet it looks awesome IRL. Beeeeeeeeeeeutiful big snowflake! Thanks for telling us about the technique. Off to have a try at it.

Gabi MeWi said...

It´s magic...

Kristie W. said...

Gorgeous card! I will have to add this technique to my list to try.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card certainly has pizazz now. I love the final outcome as it is gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous! THAT's why it never feels like Christmas around here... we never get sparkle.

Brawny said...

Fabulous cardvx

Loll said...

Very pretty snowflake card Karen. Interesting technique using sandpaper. Guess I could pinch some from hubby's workshop. :) xx

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmm... interesting technique! Methinks I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing so much of the detail. Your card came out absolutely beautiful!

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVIN' the snowflake and the beautiful texture on your card Karen, I would probably go straight through the card if I tried this LOL. I LOVE your work.
Faith
x

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful snowy glittery card Karen! love the white and blue colors and your pretty big snowflake! I tried this challenge over at SCS as well and need to try it again! Julia xx

Marina said...

Sparkling perfection - this snowflake is a stunner. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.