Creative Bliss

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Glittery Christmas Tree Card

Remember yesterday when I realized I didn't own any gold embossing powder or ribbon? Well, that has changed!  When I was out doing my grocery shopping, Wal-Mart was out of a few things I needed, so gosh darn it, I had to head over to Target and since Michaels is right next door...LOL I also had a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my wallet...

Here's what I made with the items I purchased today:100_5226 100_5227

Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this embossing powder by Stampendous! It's called Jeweled Gold (transparent). I took a chance on it over an opaque gold ep and I'm so glad I did! I love how sparkly it is! I stamped the tree with Versamark ink and added the embossing powder and heat set it.

You may also notice some photo corners...I used my coupon on these Vintage dies from Cuttlebug. I've hemmed and hawed about getting this set of four dies for a long time and I figured I wouldn't do better than 50% off. I had overlooked this set for a long time, too, but recently have seen cards using this particular die and I just love the look. I am happy to have finally added them to my stash.  I cut the corners with the gold cardstock I used in my previous card and adhered them using a quickie glue pen. I wanted to add a little something more and futzed around, adding a gold glitter pen and cutting that off and then adding just a line of the gold glitter pen. Before I cut the corners with the gold cs, I tried using white paper and wanted to use the ep on them, but try as I might...I couldn't get it to cover properly. But I had a few white corners sitting on my desk. I tried adding them but didn't like it. Then I noticed the cut away scroll looking piece from the die. I thought they looked cool, so I attached them using the same glue pen. Neat, huh?

The card looked like it still needed something. And I got the bright idea to add the strip of gold around the the edge of the card. I tried to cut them to mitered corners, but that didn't work out well, so I fudged the corners and decided it looked pretty darn good if I do say so myself.

The ribbon is from the holiday ribbon aisle and was on sale for 50% off! Whoo hooo! Love how it looks.

It took time to get this card done, but oh boy, I do think it was worth the effort.

Wait until you see the other card I made today....that's coming up in a separate post because this one is long enough!

Jeanne

5 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

What a gorgeous card! And, good job stocking up on the gold!!! I love the tree on this card, too, probably better than the huge tree in the Martha Stewart set that I bought today. I tried a couple of things that didn't work, so I went and took a nap. I'll try again, particularly with all the inspiration you're giving me. Thanks!!

Carol said...

I love your glittery christmas tree card. Very clever.

stampmonkey said...

Gorgeous and glittery...how lovely!! You did such a beautiful job putting this together -- the ribbon, the Vintage corners, and the glittery tree! I'm *tryin'* soooo hard to be good and not spend money on supplies (aside from the worries we all face due to our crumbling economy, I'm pretty sure I've got enough here to open my own store!), but you're making it really hard for me with all your new loot from Michael's! I have a 50%-off coupon just itching to be used, so I may have to indulge later this week. It's not a major no-no if it's 50% off; is it? ;)

Barb W said...

So so pretty, Jeanne. Lovin' all that glittery goodness! TFS

Clearly Inspired said...

Ooooo, this is so pretty! Very elegant! Great job!