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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Metallics and Glitter!

Hello, stamping friends!  It's Thursday, and today I have not one, but three, designs to share with you.

First up, is our Dolce Stamps and Cards challenge.  Fellow design team member, Tara, challenged us to use metallics in our design, and owner, Sandra, indicated she'd like to see some glitter used.



I stamped the poinsettia image with metallic silver ink and then heat set it with silver embossing powder. I watercolored the poinsettias with Razzleberry Twinkling H20 which are a metallic, shiny color.  The leaves and pines were colored with green Copic markers.   I used a small poinsettia die to die cut the center of the Sookwang ornament and covered that with Elizabeth Crafts Purple Highlights glitter.  I centered the poinsettia with a Robin’s Nest purple bead.  I used Elizabeth Crafts Lavender glitter for the rest of the ornament.

Please check out the Dolce Stamps and Cards blog to see what my Dolce sisters have designed, as well as to get all the challenge details so you can play along with us and be entered for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dolce Stamps and Cards store!

Next up is my CCEE Stampers card.  Hostess Cindy challenged us to use chipboard in our design. 



 I used a round circle piece of chipboard and covered it with this beautiful rich, deep green Christmas designer paper by Bo Bunny.  The Santa image in the center is a Heartwarming Vintage cut by Crafty Secrets.  I used my Sizzix die for the brushed gold flourish behind the image; I used my lacey circle Nestability for the brushed gold background paper.  I know my cardstock LOOKS like kraft in this photo, but it is brushed gold by Stampin' Up.  I tied a piece of gold cord at the top to hang this as an ornament on my tree for now.

Swing by our CCEE Stampers blog to see what Joanne, Shirley, Frances, Cindy, and Tosha have designed and to get the details to play along with us!

Finally, I made this card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge to put on the ritz in our design.  I used lots of glitter cardstock for mine.  I used all Stampin' Up products.  The star is their small star punch.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

12 comments:

StampOwl said...

two fabulous cards Charlene

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Charlene your work is GORGEOUS!!~

Kathy Bradley said...

I love both of your gorgeous cards, Charlene, but the Santa won my heart - it is lovely!

Linda Callahan said...

Great cards! Love those sparkly ornaments!

Ellen said...

Just look at all that glittery goodness!! All three cards are splendiferous Charlene! Have a fab night!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....you knocked all three of these out of the park, gf....regal, gorgeous....beautiful work

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous cards, Bertie. I love the vintage Santa and those sparkly ornaments. That card was real close to the one in my head to do next week.

Ann Schach said...

All of your cards are beautiful! I love the vintage Santa! And what a perfect layout and paper with your PPA card!

Nina Dee said...

Gorgeous cards and ornament! Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge! :)

irishgreensue said...

Loving all that bling Charlene!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Each and everyone of these glittery designs are beautiful but that first one is my fave with the poinsettias, purple and all the sparkle against the white. So Rich!! STUNNING!!!
hugs,
Chris

Shirley Deatcher said...

Love your cards, especially the purple ornament with flowers, it's gorgeous !