Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Blue and Gold Warmest Wishes Card

I love using glitter paste with stencils because it creates such fun texture! From now on, however, I plan to use watercolor paper when creating backgrounds with glitter paste because even after spending a night under my heavy eBosser plates, the glitter paste panels I made with card stock were still not really flat. I've tried it with watercolor paper, and it holds up better. 

To make this card, I started with blue ink and a sponge to create the first layer using one of the snowflake stencils in the 2-snowflake stencil set I have. Then I used gold glitter paste on the second layer. I love the depth and texture this creates! I added a few more die cut snowflakes and stars using some blue card stock scraps to complete the background and then moved on to the sentiment strip. "Warmest Wishes" is from a retired Close to my Heart stamp set. I stamped it onto white card stock and then die cut it with my new die set by Sue Wilson: Decorative Holly Rectangle Frame Slimline Collection. I added a strip of blue card stock die cut with the same die behind the sentiment. In hindsight, I may have been better off just stamping directly onto the blue card stock strip and skipping the white strip. I may play around with that idea for another card. I will definitely be playing with more glitter paste! I can't believe my local craft outlet had glitter paste for 25 cents a container and I only bought one of each color they had! I hadn't ever used it before and have a tendency to buy items on sale and then not use them (I think the glitter paste has been in my craft stash for over a year now, and I finally took it out to use it this past weekend😁), so I hesitate to purchase much of anything new in case I don't like it, but if I see glitter paste there again, I will snatch up more of it in a heartbeat! It's so fun to work with and creates such a cool texture!

Challenges I'm entering: 

Happy Little Stampers: Stencil Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles (welove2create.blogspot.com): ATG (unlimited entries; ends Dec. 28)

Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! (stencilfun.blogspot.com): ATG or optional twist of any holiday (1/3; ends Dec. 31)

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: ATG Christmas (7/10; ends Dec. 31)

Christmas Card Throwdown (52cct.blogspot.com): Snowflakes C11  Honorable Mention 12/28/22

 Craft dream (bastel-traum.blogspot.com): Glitter (ends Jan. 15)

Mixed Media Lovers: Winter (1/3; ends Dec. 30) Top 3 Pick 12/31/22

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: Freezing Cold

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: ATG Christmas (9/10; ends Dec. 31)

{Cupcake Inspirations}: Happy Holidays


  1. very nice map
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt mixed media lovers

  2. Mooi wat je gemaakt hebt! Zo blij dat je meedoet bij Mixed Media Lovers!
    Marlies, DT

  3. I love that festive sparkle and the depth you created with those stenciled snowflakes! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi x