Sunday, October 19, 2008

Second In The Parade Of Trees

For some reason I am using a lot of Christmas tree stamps lately. I have to also say I have a heck of a time getting a good photo, even without the flash, on cards with rhinestones or glitter. The ribbon really does match the glitter more and the rhinestones match the edge of the ribbon perfectly. The tree was stamped on cardstock and heat embossed to dry the ink. Glitter Glue was applied and then the glitter. The image was cut out when the glitter dried.

The background paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug and folder. It was mounted to the dark purple cardfront. The smaller image was stamped 5 times on cardstock and then glitter glue and glitter applied. They were cut out when dry and mounted with glue.

The main image was mounted with large pop dots and left over pop material as shown. Glue was used to mount the smaller images randomly around the tree. The ribbon was tied using the Martha Stewart method and then mounted with a large glue dot. The lavender rhinestones were mounted last.

Supplies:

Images:
-Neenah Paper Classic Craft Natural Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock 4.25"X5.5" (tree); 2 1/8"X2.75" (smaller image); 5.5"X8.25" (card) folded.
-Impression-Obsession: Swirl Tree and/or Leigh Hannan Snowflakes (which includes a smaller tree and the Smaller Image)
-Brilliance Galaxy Gold
-3-D Glitter Glue - I suggest one that dries clear.
-Art Institute Glitter: Ultrafine Transparent Nirvana
-Large Pop Dots and the leftovers around the dots
-May Arts KA45 Woven Iridescent Ribbon

Background:
-Curious Ice Gold text weight paper and Neenah Natural as shown above under Image
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folder D'Vine Swirl
and smaller image from Snowflakes as noted above under image
-Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue (Carole Miller from MO introduced me to this glue)
It will hold anything that my ATG tape won't and that's not much!!
-Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements Lavender
-Bazzill: Lilac/Fairy Dust

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

32 comments:

Ann said...

Oooh, Shirley, this is gorgeous! I bet it is even more stunning IRL! Don't you hate photographing sparkle? It never shows up as vibrantly as it looks IRL. Oh, well, I have a good imagination, and I know this one is BEAU-TI-FUL!!!! ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley this is so pretty, TFS. Happy Sunday!

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли! Эта открытка понравилась мне своей торжественностью!

Belas Creating Place said...

Shirley: Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by and leave me such lovely comments on my blog. It is so nice to connect with others who love to create.

I can see just how much you love to create in your style. The Christmas tree card is exceptionally beautiful. My fave colour combos.

Have a super Sunday evening,
Bela

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is just beautiful Shirley!

Wanda H said...

Shirley, your card is beautiful!!! I can imagine all the shine it would have irl. Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog (I'm still smiling!!)

Femin Susan said...

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Carolyn King said...

wowza...sheer elegance!

Suzanne C said...

Where to start? The beautiful swirled background? The gorgeous Christmas tree centerpiece. Lovely card. Can you decorate my house for Christmas? :)

Theresa said...

Shirley, this is gorgeous! Wow, I love that shimmer and shine.

Tammi said...

Gorgeous Shirley! Love all the swirls and shimmer, pretty!

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is so very pretty! Love all the glitz.

Beth said...

Oh Shirley what a beauty and the detail WOW your work is gorgeous as always.

Phree said...

What a beautiful, elegant Christmas card, I love it.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wow Shirley,
This is stunning!! Fantastic work. Have a great Monday. Chris

Orion Designs said...

Beautiful as always. I love the dimension you achieved on this one.
Vicki

Julia Aston said...

This card is just so festive and shimmery! very pretty!

Peet said...

Wow Shirley, this is gorgeous!!! just perfect!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

Stunning!
I love your swirly tree and background! Thanks for including the MS bow site...I took a peak, now I'm ready to make a perfect bow too!
Always enjoy your creations!
Blessings, Maria

Jamie Martin said...

Oh so pretty! The Cuttlebug folder is perfect with this tree :)

mochamama said...

Your Christmas cards are all beautiful Shirley!

Lyn S said...

Oh my.......this is just stunning Shirley!! All those rhinestones must really make it sparkle IRL too!

Etha said...

so pretty! love the colors, image and the shimmer ;)

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ooh! Shirley! What a gorgeous, elegant card! Absolutely stunning!

Chris xx

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuuu! This is so lovely. The shimmer looks amazing and the hits of blue with the gold. Gorgeous! Can't get enough of Christmas trees, not with this kind of detail! :O)

Pam said...

Shirley, this card is stunning! Love the mixture of the blue, white and gold!

Pam

deb mills said...

this is just beautiful, shirley! so elegant! i share your frustration when trying to photograph 'sparkle'.
and thanks for all the lovely comments you've left on my blog. have a great day!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow! I LOVE this card! It's absolutely stunning! The more I see the swirls embossing folder too I think I need it LOL!

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love how the Christmas tree swirls are go together with the background! It make the card so elegant! Love the sparkles and the rhinestones!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Shirley! This is so elegant and chic. LOVE it!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Shirley...this just makes me drool! The image is gorgeous...those flourishy swirls appeal to me so much! Love the way you coloured the tree and all the sparkle. Just stunning!

Suzanne said...

This is Beautiful!
Love the colours and Style!
Hugs Suze x

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