Friday, October 25, 2013

Distressed Glitter Ornaments; Blog Special!!!

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today and I've got a fun Christmas card to share with y'all.  Yes, I'm making Christmas cards.  Gotta beat the heat by thinking cool thoughts!! 

For my card today, I pulled out the new Distress Glitters that were recently stocked in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.  I really LOVE these new glitters!!!  They are so cool! They have a "distressed" aspect to them, in that they are a chunky glitter, and are more like colored glass with a little bit of sparkle to them. They are not super shiny as in blinding, but more of a glassy prism of color.  Very cool!

I started by taking one 6" x 6" Double sided adhesive sheet.  I pulled the backing off one side of the sheet and stuck it down on some white cardstock.  I left the wax paper on the top side of the adhesive while I die cut the round ornament from the 2013 Heirloom ornaments, by Spellbinders, three times.  With my three ornaments cut out, I carefully used scissors to cut the wax paper off at the top where the ornament cap meets the bulb.  While the adhesive ONLY at the top was exposed, I covered it with a silver glitter and pressed it into the adhesive with my fingers before tapping off the excess.

Then I peeled off the wax paper from the bottom round ornament area and covered each ornament with Distress Glitter.  I used Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass distress glitters.  Aren't those colors gorgeous?  

Now with my ornaments all glittered up, I worked on my background.  I totally stole this idea from my fellow DT gal, Joy Hadden, after I saw this gorgeous card of hers that she posted on 9-7-13. I loved how she created her background, and it stuck in my head when I was making this card.  I changed it up just a tad by stamping the Vines - Cover-A-Card by Impression Obsession, stamp three times with three different green inks.  I did not add the berries like Joy did, because they would have clashed with my ornaments.  

I pulled out the new Christmas Inner Thoughts stamp set by JustRite, and stamped the "Tis the Season" with green ink onto a small piece of white cardstock.  I adhered this sentiment to an olive layer and then glued it to the green vines background.

I glued the green vines background piece to a white cardstock layer, and then arranged my glittered ornaments on it.  Each ornament was affixed using some Joy! Foam Pads Large so they would look like they were dangling down on the card.  As a final touch, I threaded some silver cording through the tops of each ornament and taped the cording to the back of the white cardstock layer.  I then glued my piece down onto an olive card base.

I loved playing with these new glitters!!  These colors are perfect for the upcoming festive holiday season and I know I'll be using them again and again and again. 

Your holiday card is so pretty! Thanks Holly!!!
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