ID: Glitter "Oh Santa"
5"w x 6.25"h

Created: October 1, 2009

Sookwang Tape 2.5"w
Glitter Ritz Micro Fine glitter - Cool Highlights
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design "Oh Santa"
Rubber Stamp Quietfire Design "Holly Flourish"
Rubber Stamp Quietfire Design "Merry Christmas Snowflakes "
Versafine stamp pad Black Onyx
VersaMark stamp pad
Brilliance Galaxy Gold stamp pad
Embossing Powder "
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock Light Green
Dark Green Cardstock
Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Small
Watercolor Media Tombows & or Sakura Glaze Gel Pens (green & red)


Rubber stamped the Merry Christmas Snowflake randomly on the dark green cardstock with the VersaMark stamp pad. Heat set. 

Put release paper on the back of several pieces of double sided tape and ran them through my Cuttlebug with various sizes of the rectangles Nestabilities dies. Then trimmed them so they would have a border of the cardstock showing through. Removed the release paper backing and adhered them to the card. See at right for the layout.

Removed the release paper from the central rectangle and sprinkled the cool highlights and burnished really well. With a moist paper towel, cleaned off all the surrounding area that wouldn't go back in the jar.  Then rubber stamped the holly with the gold stamp pad and gold embossed, making sure to protect the surrounding cardstock. The lower holly leaf, I over stamped and gold embossed a second time, giving it the thicker look.

NOTE: Even though you burnish very well, there are still miniscule sections that the embossing powder will stick too, so be forewarned. In this case I wanted some of the gold embossing to merge with my glitter. Otherwise I would have used clear embossing powder. 

I then removed the release paper from the quote section, added the glitter and burnished etc as above. Rubber stamped the quote with the black stamp pad and clear embossed.

Then removed the release paper from the little rectangles, added and burnished my glitter etc and colored with the water media and a water brush. I used a green Tombow for the upper right and lower left, and a Sakura red Glaze pen for the upper left and lower left rectangles. I only put color along a portion of the edge and corner and then moved the color around with the water brush so that I would get definition and still keep the pure highlight color.

PS: You can use other water media for similar effects

It's a pity you can't see it in real life, because the glitter shines through the color and still sparkles.

Then  I trimmed the dark green card and mounted it to the lighter textured card.

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