Yesterday was a creative day for me as I made several card fronts using glitter paste and stencils. I had only planned on doing 2 of them, but I found it was so much fun that I wanted to continue while I had the mess out anyway! I'm sorry I waited so long to try this technique because it turns out I love it!
The stencil set I used for this card has 2 layers, so I first stenciled a background in silver ink using one of the layers. Then came the fun part! I taped the second stencil over my card stock and chose some blue glitter paste. I slathered the blue glitter paste over the stencil and voila! I had a beautiful background! I had originally planned to add a digi stamp to the front panel, but the stenciling was so beautiful that I didn't want to cover it. I let it dry and then placed it under some heavy plates from my embossing machine overnight, but I think I may try this with watercolor paper next time because card stock has a tendency to warp. I die cut a few snowflakes from Spellbinders dies using silver glitter paper and adhered them using tiny bits of foam tape. Then I added some blue gems in various sizes to add even more sparkle. I kept the sentiment small so that the stenciling didn't get covered. I used a cute little "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Woodware Craft Collection stamp set BD23 2DE. I call it my "Figgy Pudding" set because it has a darling stamp of figgy pudding and an "Oh, bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer" sentiment. I added a bit of the silver glitter card stock as a mat behind the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.
Challenges I'm entering:
As You Like It Challenge: favorite non-traditional Christmas colors and why: This is my second silver and blue card for the challenge, and I am just so drawn to the elegance of this color combination! Really any metallics seem to lend interest and draw the eye to a card, but the combination of silver and blue is subtle and beautiful.
Festive Friday Challenge (theoutlawzchallenges-friday.blogspot.com): Christmas or ATG
Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky
Songs and Rhymes challenge (theoutlawzchallenges-sunday.blogspot.com): I chose "We march through frost and snow" as the inspiration for my snowy card
Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! (stencilfun.blogspot.com): ATG with stencils (2/3; ends Dec. 3)
Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: November Challenge | Hero Arts: The Great Outdoors (ends Dec. 4)
We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles (welove2create.blogspot.com) (unlimited entries; ends Nov. 24)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (2/3; ends 12/3)
Crafty Catz (craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com): ATG with optional twist of Christmas (3/3; ends Nov. 24)
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge: ATG Christmas
Craft dream (bastel-traum.blogspot.com): Snowflakes #btchallenge119