Friday, December 6, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Foil and Glimmer

Welcome to the December 2019 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is Foil and Glimmer! My project today once again features products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog!
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WOW...ever have one of those days when *nothing* seems to go right?? I was fine until I sat down to get this blog post ready! Then, every time I went to use a program or a tool, it needed to be updated before it would work right, or I just couldn't find the darn thing!!! Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh...! I think there's some sort of metaphysical law that states you have to have at least one of those days every year, so at least mine is out of the way now.

I'm not great at glitzy-type cards, so this was a little outside my wheelhouse. I borrowed some elements that were prepared by a fellow demonstrator for a Make & Take card at an OnStage Pre-Party in Las Vegas last month, and I swapped some pieces in and some pieces out. The original card had gold on it, but I prefer silver with blue, so I changed the layout a bit.

First, I cut away a bit of the foliage from the Bermuda Bay frame, and just left the snowflakes. Then, I "painted" over a few of the snowflakes on the frame design with Clear Wink of Stella, and put a Basic Rhinestone in the center of each. On the Very Vanilla die cut snowflakes, I added tiny dots of Shimmery Crystal Effects in several places, and then adhered a shiny silver circle from the Snowflake Sequins.

To finish it off, I added a few more pieces from the Snowflake Sequins against the shiny blue Noble Peacock Foil Sheet. Both the Foil Sheet, as well as the Pool Party Cardstock layer, were run through a cut/emboss machine with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder to get that cool flurry-looking pattern.

TIP: you can use the Shimmery Crystal Effects to glue on your Snowflake Sequins!

Stampin' Supplies: Frosted Foliage BUNDLE, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Pretty Peacock Ink Pad, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Clear Wink of Stella, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Basic Rhinestones, Snowflake Sequins, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock).
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  1. Great card, Kimberly. I do know what you mean. It's like the Christmas Gremlins are out to play. Naughty little things. TFS

  2. Super card and I love the swirly background. I hope things are going more smoothly for you today. Thanks for sharing x

  3. Beautiful card design. Love the color combination you chose and the silver really steps it up

  4. Love the icy feel of your card! You did wonders with the foil and snowflakes

  5. Love the colors! Definitely a winter feeling card! Perfect for this time of year!


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