I don't have a Christmas tree, but who says I can't have any ornaments? I was in Michaels the other day, and spotted a Hero Arts ornament set on sale for 40% off. So, now I have some ornaments. I used this set to make a card for this week's CASology #22, where the key word is Sparkle. When I came up with this idea, I actually thought the key word was Shiny, so I thought I'd fussy cut the ornaments and then coat them with a few layers of UTEE. Slight change in plans to accommodate the actual key word--I still used UTEE, but stamped all the ornaments with Versamark Dazzle--so they are sparkly and shiny, too. It's hard to see in the photo, but the ornaments are glossy and shimmery.
I also planned to enter this card in this month's Hero Arts challenge, but I can't seem to find the link. If you know where that challenge is, please let me know.
My next card is for the 10 Minute Craft Dash #8, where the challenge is to make a card in 10 minutes or less featuring red. I made this card in 9 minutes, 23 seconds. I have been wanting to make a Damask Snowflake impressed with the Mehndi Medallion plate ever since I saw it done on this card by Kelly at Notable Nest.
I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp, where the challenge is snowflakes.
I planned to use some glitter, too, but ran out of time, since I was doing a 10 minute challenge. So, after I took that picture, I used my glue pen to apply some Martha Stewart Garnet glitter to the snowflakes, as instructed by Erin in this week's Make it Monday #94:Detail Glitter Technique.
Here is the card after I put the glitter on:
Which do you prefer?
Warmest Winter Wishes
Stamps: Hero Arts CL551, PTI Snowflake Flurries
Paper: PTI White, Ocean Tides
Ink: Ocean Tides, Memento Love Letter, Versifine Onyx Black
Other: Twine, UTEE, Striped Impression Plate
Stamps: PTI Peace, Love & Joy
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Red
Ink: Memento Love Letter
Other: PTI Damask Snowflake, Mehndi and Striped Impression Plate, MS Glitter
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