Sunday, 23 November 2014

Shimmer & Sparkle at Christmas

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Hello crafters, I'm hoping you're having a great weekend so far. I've got a step-by-step for you today, with lots of photos, so let's get started.
I was thinking about non-traditional Christmas cards, perhaps for teenagers, or for people who don't really 'do' Christmas. Here's the first card............

I began by brayering Imagination Crafts Silkies paints onto a piece of torn
Woodware ribbed kraft card; Lavender Lace, Silver Satin, Royal Satin..........
Lavender Lace first.......

Then Royal Satin .........
Silver Satin next........

I used a bottle cap & an old gift card dipped in black acrylic paint..........
Mixed white gesso & water & splattered the mix on the card with a paintbrush..........

Then Black Stars Sparkle Medium through the Fir Trees stencil.............
The greeting is from the Woodware Clear Magic Treemendous Dots stamp set. The card is matted & layered onto grey core'dinations & a white card blank.............

I liked the finished card so much I made two more in different colours.
First; Tuscan Satin, Red Satin, Emerald Satin, Apple Lace Silkies &  Bright Red Sparkle Medium.............

Then Sunshine Satin, Red Satin, Bronze Brocade, Gold Brocade Silkies & Ruby Gold Sparkle Medium...........

   Silkies - Apple Lace   Silkies - Emerald Satin    Silkies Bronze Brocade  Silkies - Lavender Lace     Silkies - Pearl Satin   Silkies - Red Satin    Silkies - Royal Satin  Silkies - Sunshine Satin    Silkies Gold Brocade     Silkies Tuscan Satin    Sparkle Medium Black Stars    Sparkle Medium Bright Red  Sparkle Medium Ruby Gold   Fir Trees  Treemendous Dots   Ribbed Kraft Card  
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  1. Gorgeous cards. Love how you have created the background.

  2. Three super cards Kirsten and thank you for the tutorial. I'd wondered how the circles were done - easy when you know how!! x Gill x

  3. Wow Kirsten... love the design and love the colours, especially the first one with Kraft cardstock, one of my favourite. In a word wonderful!
    Great fortnight of inspiration by all!

  4. Great tip to use the bottle tip and old gift card. Beautiful cards. Lovely to see the different effects by changing the colours on each card. xx

  5. Great cards again. Love the colours.

  6. How ifferent colours change the look of the same card

  7. Like the bottle top idea, great cards,like the ribbed card.xx


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