Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just A Bunch of Bubbles!

I am near the end of Christmas cards I think and Christmas trees too. This is all one stamp. I am going to be brief with my explanation of how I did it. If anyone has more questions, feel free to email me using the gadget in my sidebar to the right.

The image, Starry Night by Impression-Obsession, with Brilliance Gold Galaxy then heat embossed to dry the ink. The background was painted with Twinkling H2O's Caribbean Mist and Bashful Blue, and Lemon Yellow. The stars were highlighted with Rangers Stickles Yellow glitter glue. The white area is White Gesso. (I have a small plastic bottle with a metal tip that makes it so quick and easy to do. It's like working with frosting. It also dries pretty fast.) I thought about the tree and how I wanted to do it for quite a while.

I decided to stamped it again and cut out the tree. I painted the tree with Twinkling H2O's Sweet Alfalfa. Jones Tones glue was then applied and when just tacky Jones Tones Iridescent Green was applied.(It is green translucent foil, with specks of blue, gold, and silver). Liquid Pearls White Opal was applied and then when dry Mark Richards 2 and 3mm pearls were applied. Mark Richards only offers 2mm pearls in their Script Alphabets, so I get those and then cut what I want. The tree was then mounted with dimensional stickers.

I wanted a larger star for the top of the tree. (Yes, I do save leftover cardstock. I punch images and tags with it, etc.) I decided which star in the background to use and(1) inked just that area, kind of LOLOLOL, (2 ) then placed the piece of cardstock on top of it and pressed down, careful not to move it around. Then I lift it straight up. It is so much easier to copy part of a larger stamp this way. I do all of my large backgrounds this way too, as I am sure most of you do. The star was cut out, mounted on the top of the tree where the other smaller star is, painted with Lemon Yellow, and then Stickles Yellow glitter glue applied. When dry I added Glossy Accents.

I trimmed the white border around the outside down, mounted it on Bazzill Emerald City cardstock. The holes for the ribbon were punched with the small Stampin' Up Slot punch. The ribbon from Michaels was mounted and a bow added. A 1.5" corsage pin, Czech 5mm Yellow pressed glass heart, and 2mm white glass pearl were added to the Blue Organdy bow. EK Success Jolee's Boutique Snowflakes were used to embellish the card and tag.

The tag is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio and the words from Impression-Obsession Merry Christmas were stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share. Hope your Christmas shopping is done and, if not, that it goes smoothly!

 

 Shirley

 

32 comments:

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! I love all the texture, Shirley! So pretty!

Rina said...

Wow Shirley! I love that tree. So gorgeous. You take such great pride in your work, it's so evident. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Love the texture on here Shirley! Light description? Ha! You put all the details in... This is beautiful!

Tasha said...

Shirley!!! This is absolutely stunning!
tasha xx

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, ёлка невероятно праздничная!

Etha said...

that is a very involved stamp! love what you did with it, especially the extra star on top of the tree ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers girl, this is fantastic, i love it.

Jane Wetzel said...

Awesome !!

Maria Matter said...

Missed you! But Wow, what a card...so worth the wait!
That is an awesome stamp and I love what you did with it! So fun & festive! And might I add, gorgeous!
Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!
Blessings, Maria

Theresa said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Shirley! I love all the dimension on this card.

fishlips said...

Shirley this is a masterpiece...Wow It's totally Stunning...Love all the effects they are just wonderful...All the care and details you put into all your creations are just so AMAZING!!!!!!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dimension you created! And I love the pictures of your cards with the snow!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a totally FAB creation!! Love your snowy details on this! :) Speaking of which...thought I was going crazy seeing little white flecks on my screen and then noticed that maybe it was from your blog...how'd you do that?! Very cool!! Or am I REALLY going crazy?! teehee!!

Orion Designs said...

Love the card and love the snow effect! Just beautiful Shirley. You never cease to amaze me!
Vicki

Shirley Fyfe said...

Wow! That is one amazing card Shirley - I do so love all the detail you have added

Tammi said...

It's snowing!! On your blog!! :) How cool is that! Oh my gosh Shirley, this is a beauty, your cards are always so interesting, so many cool techniques you do! TFS Hugs, Tammi

retiredheather said...

A new way to create texture...thanks Shirley. Great card.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Lyn S said...

Just stunning Shirley! I love the texture and the snowy squiggles on the tree.....just everything!

Ann said...

I love the sparkly stars and the snow on your tree! Just beautiful! :D

Helena said...

Absolutely stunning!

Free Spirit said...

another beauty. WOW ! Love it.

The Country Rose said...

As always, an amazing and beautiful card!! I am happy to report that all of my Christmas cards just went out in the mail today- whoo hoo! That task is done :D!

Barb

Peet said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, Shirley!!! Great card!

Wanda H said...

Shirley, a gorgeous card!!! I love how you've added the snow to the tree and all the pearls!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

O' so adorable! Love your card... fun and colorful... Smiles!! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!! Now that is Super Cool. Wow! Looks like it was a lot of work, but well worth the effort!!!

Vicki

Phree said...

WOW........ WOW...... WOW!!!
You've done it again - a totally brilliant card. Love the vibrant colours, the texture - well everything really.

Candy said...

Gorgeous Shirley!!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley spectacular, Shirley. I love all that texture.
I have a jar of gesso on my table...you have totally inspired me!!

Karen x

Lavender Rose said...

Where do I start! This is a work of art Shirley, what a fabulous design, the texture and dimension is amazing, beautiful detailed card!

E.T said...

looks totally adorable!

E.T said...

Shirley, what a beautiful card!

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