Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another Christmas Card

I used one of the other Christmas trees that I had stamped and embossed to make a quick card for another Kitchen Sink Stamps challenge.

I made this one for Maria's challenge. She asked us to use something that we had perhaps had put away and had never used (or had rarely used). I purchased the iridescent poweder from SU at least two years ago and never used it! So my card qualifies for this challenge since I used the iridescent powder for the first time! :D I liked this challenge since it got me to use something that I was a little nervous to use. It did get kinda messy - just don't tell my hubby. He HATES gitter. LOL!

Here's my card:

Gosh, it's hard to find an angle so you can see the embossed part shine! It really does shine in person when you move it around in the light.

See? It really is a different card. :) I think I like them both. Do you have a preference?

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A Christmas Card!

I can't believe it's already time to be thinking about making Christmas cards! Yesterday was "World Card Making Day". I didn't get a chance to actually make a card until late at night... but I decided to make one for a challenge. Why not? They are fun! The Kitchen Sink is having a lot of challenges and prizes. I'm doing Tracy's challenge: to make a Christmas card.

So here's my card:
The paper is from Creative Memories new Jewel Christmas Kit. (I had a green backdrop to make the card stand out and also to coordinate with the card.) The stamps I used are Stampin' Up's new Snow Swirled set.

I'm lovin the bling! I used Jessica's GeMagic (knock-off of the Beadazler) to put on the little gems on the card. I used my new SU punch and a stamp from SU's "Cute & Curly" set for the little tag. I had some soft, shiny ribbon which I think really made it look nice.

I used white pigment ink and SU's and Iridescent embossing powder. Boy is that stuff messy! I even wiped everything down with an embossing buddy but that stuff still stuck to everything! At least I sparkle now, right? LOL

I wanted to show you an ooops! I had the heating tool on one area too long and it turned kind of yellow. I ended up using the green paper on my card underneath the red. I stamped and embossed four pieces of paper just in case I made a mistake (which I did) or so I could make more cards with them. So just be careful not to keep your heating tool on one spot too long. I'm sure all of your pro stampers out there are giggling at my mistake because you already knew that - but that's OK, I gotta start somewhere.

Here's a picture that shows how the iridescent powder really sparkles in the light.

If you have any advice as to how to keep the Iridescent powder from getting all over my house, please let me know! Or if you have any other advice for a beginning stamper, I'm always looking for ways to improve.

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