Friday, October 10, 2008

Swirls And Pearls

Glitter drives me crazy sometimes. It never looks in a photo like it does IRL. Anyway, the image was stamped on white cardstock and then glitter was used to fill in the swirls. I worked with the lightest color first, then pink, then gold. The tree has snowflakes, but I chose to used a die to mount them over the ones already there. I used the two on the right and cut them down. The one on the top was used for the larger ones. Large Pop Dots were used just below the snowflake on top and then the right and left swirls on the bottom and the center top of tree trunk.

The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I am trying to do more layers. Most of my images are too big to do a lot of it. I used an oval punch for the words and then Magic Matter to do the edge seen around it. The circles on the outside frame are from snowflakes I cut down for the tree. They are from the one on the right on the die below.
The regular dots were made with a White Signo Uni-ball pen. The ribbon is May Arts and I love it. I love how easy it was to use. Glitter glue and pearls were added to the tree snowflakes, the brass snowflake and the tag for the final touches.

I decorated the inside of my card and envelope with the embossing folder and painted with Twinkling H2O's Iridescent Gold so it matched the BG area.

Supplies:
Image:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock 4.25X5.5" and 5.5"X8.5" folded
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Impression-Obsession: Swirl and Snowflake Tree
Glitter Glue - I suggest one that dries clear.
Art Institute Glitter:
Sea Shell Transparent
Baby's Breath Transparent
Fool's Gold Opaque

Curious Metallic Ice Gold Cardstock 2X2" to fit Die
Cuttlebug Die Snowflake #2
4 Large Pop Dots


Tag:
Curious Metallic Ice Gold Cardstock
Stampin' Up 1.75 Oval Punch
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink or Medium Pink Cardstock
Magic Matter

Background:
Curious Metallic Ice Gold Cardstock 4.25X5.5 trimmed and cut to 3 strips of 1 5/8"X3 7/8"
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder

Embellishments:
Stickles Diamonds glitter glue
Gold (Brass) Snowflake
SnowflakeMark Richards Crystal Effects Pearls 3mm and 5mm

Signo Uni-ball White pen

Don't forget, if you have questions, you can email me by clicking on the EMAIL Me on the right sidebar. Thanks for stopping by the blog to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

40 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!

Lyn S said...

Another stunning card as always Shirley! You put such a lot of effort into the details and it shows in the final product.....just gorgeous!!!

stampqueen said...

Very Pretty - I bet it really sparkles IRL!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiiful, so very beautiful.

Suzanne C said...

I love how you added the snowflakes they tie in teh background and the way you used the ribbon is very unique as well. Beautiful card!

Theresa said...

This is so beautiful! Wow, that tree is gorgeous the way you've stamped, colored and blinged it up.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful Shirley--and yes, you can see the glitter! Fabulous. Love the pink!

Ann said...

Wow, Shirley! This is gorgeous! I love all the sparkle! :D

Peet said...

Very, very beautiful, Shirley...WOW !!

Amy Sheffer said...

Completely stunning, Shirley!! The glitter looks sooo good, even on screen, I can only imagine this card in real life!! Love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

Completely stunning, Shirley!! The glitter looks sooo good, even on screen, I can only imagine this card in real life!! Love it!

Gwen said...

really pretty! the pink & gold are so beautiful together :)

Tammi said...

I'm oohing and ahhing here, wow, gorgeous!! That tree is so pretty, the colors, sparkle and snowflakes, and the background is perfect with it...love the angle of the ribbon, beautifully done.

retiredheather said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the softness of the colors and the bling is great.
Heather

Вера Храмова said...

Изумительно! Ярко и зажигательно!

Maria Matter said...

Shirley, your tree is gorgeous all glittered up! Your snowflakes look great...kudos to you for cutting all those little pieces! (the purple snowflake die at the top looks like it could be cut into a pointsettia flower, doesn't it?) The sheer ribbon is very elegant and I love all the dots! Beautiful textured card!
Blessings, Maria

Belas Creating Place said...

Shirley, your Christmas card is beautiful. I love the colours and glitter.

I just tagged you on my blog. Please go and see,
Bela

retiredheather said...

Great card. Love the colors you choose. Looks like a fantasy tree. Wonderful
Heather

Bev said...

Oh my goodness! This is stunning Shirley - the colours are gorgeous.

hugs Bev x

Etha said...

oh how pretty! love the pink/white/gold color scheme for christmas, have to remember that one :)

Marie Cramp said...

Wow! Shirley I love your card!! I would never have thought to use pink and white for a Christmas card, now you will have to keep checking my blog to see when I manage to pull it off!! Thanks for visiting BTW and for the lovely comments.

Marie

Shelly said...

Swirls & pearls, just gorgeous!

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! Your creation is so beautiful!! This is fantasic!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

The Country Rose said...

Have been away a few days and just catching up, but my goodness- I love this card!!! I just love Christmas cards done in pink and white and this is sooooo gorgeous!

Barb

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh how pretty!!! I love the texture and all that glitter. Makes for one stunning tree. What a sweet colour combo too! :O)

Kerry D-C said...

wowzers!! this is GORGEOUS! Love the non traditional Xmas colors. I also hate that glitter doesn't photo or scan well. Especially since I glitter just about every other card. lol!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Shirley, this is absolutely stunning, from the stamp to the colours and sparkle! Beautiful...love all your amazing details!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Shirley, this is absolutely stunning, from the stamp to the colours and sparkle! Beautiful...love all your amazing details!!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my heavens and stars. This jumped right out of the screen at me, yelling "look at me." What a gorgeous creation, and truly my favourite Christmas card I have seen so far this year!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this has to be one of the prettiest holiday cards I've ever seen!!

Love the color, the sparkle, and yes, I love the layers!!

Awesome card, Shirley!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Shirley this is soooo cool! I like the nontraditional colors you chose to use!

Beth said...

OMG Shirley what a beautiful card you just amaze me with your talent.

Susan (rainy) said...

Shirley this is beautiful! LOVE the pink tree.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow!! Shirley, that card is gorgeous! Soooo pretty.

hugs,
Chris xx

Phree said...

Fabulous Christmas card, I would never have imagined that those colours would have worked so well together but they do and I love your card.

Mothermark said...

Absolutely without a doubt gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

wow! THIS IS AMAZING!!!! Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog. You are truly talented and I love your cards!!!

Галина said...

It is pleasant to me, very stylishly and beautifully

Pam said...

Shirley..........this is stunning! Love the fact that you used pink...I just used pink for a Christmas card too!!!

Pam

Elena said...

This card is amazing! Love everything about this card! The colors are so soft! Love the ribbon idea! You are so talented, Shirley!

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