Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The 2013 Mega Christmas Post! (Sort of...)

Merry Christmas Stampers!!!

Last year I created my very first Mega Christmas Post!  Normally I make so many Christmas cards that I don't have enough time to blog about them individually.  So to catch up on all of my blogging, I created a mega post of all of the remaining projects!  This year, either (a) I didn't make as many Christmas projects or (b) I was actually almost completely caught up because I only have two holiday type projects left to share!

Now on to the two remaining projects!

First up is a card that was inspired by one that I had seen in the SU Demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.  In the magazine, they had used Smoky Slate embossing powder for the snowflake image, but I want way more sparkle!  If you want to have your stamped images in glitter, then the Heat n Stick powder will be your best friend! 

To make a glittery stamped image, here's what you do:

1. Ink your stamp in Versamark and stamp on the cardstock.
2. Coat the stamped image in Heat n Stick powder, just as you would if you were using embossing powder.
3.  Heat the powder until it turns clear.  Then sprinkle glitter over the image and shake off the excess.
4. Heat the image again to set the glitter. Super easy!

I added a Frosted Finishes Embellishment to the center for even more sparkle.  You can never have enough sparkle!  I think I had glitter on me for a week after making this card! :-)


 Here's a close up of the snowflake.  Yes, that is the Silver Foil paper.  You can both dry and heat emboss it and it works beautifully! 


Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Silver Foil
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Festive Flurry Framelits 
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Embellishments: Silver Stampin' Glitter, Frosted Finishes, Heat n Stick Powder, Heat Tool


Next up I have a scrapbook page to share with you.  I was dying to try out this starburst technique.  I love the way it came out!  So easy!  Look back for when this technique is featured at my Technique Time class.  I can't wait to teach it to you!

I made a solution of isopropanol, Old Olive re-inker, and some Champagne shimmer paint.  Sadly, the shimmer paint is retired.  Boo hoo!

I loved adding some fun elements to this page like the chevron punch outs and washi tape.


Here's a close up to allow you to see the shimmer in the sprayed areas of the page.  Also, can you spot the new product used on this scrapbook page?  I'll give you some hints....they are round and gold and shiny and available for purchase January 3rd!


Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Stamps: Christmas Messages
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive re-inker
Punches: Chevron Border
Embellishments: Season of Style Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim (available Jan 3rd), Stampin' Spritzer

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!!

5 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Sarah. Gorgeous card.

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  2. Very pretty snowflake, love the sparkle and beautiful page!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. both are so beautiful! i love the soft palette of the page you made. merry belated christmas and happy new year sarah!

    lovies, =o) kel

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  4. Sarah, what a gorgeous snowflake! Love all the glitz. I have to tell you though that your layout rocks!!!! I may just have to case that one.

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  5. Hi Sarah, just visiting from SCS and the Chicks blogging group.

    Your Xmas snowflake card is just stunning :)

    Love Anne from The Fairy Bridgexxx

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