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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Tis the Season for a Little Glitter…


All Stampin’ Up!: Four the Holidays stamp set
Early Espresso, Confetti Naturals, and Crumb Cake cardstock
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder; Snowflake punch; Basic Pearl

My husband hates glitter. Now that we’re living in a rental again (for 21 more months, but who’s counting), he thinks he has the reasoning to stop my glitter use. But he’s wrong. I have a Dyson, and I’m sure I can get up all the stray glitter. Or most of it, anyway. It’s not like he’s deploying and going to be over in the desert sparkling for the enemy to see or something. I can respect that, and I don’t use glitter on cards that are making their way to the sandbox. But the ones I send to “civilians”... Bring it! Or bling it, I should say.

This card really is MUCH prettier in person. To make it, I dragged a Versamark pad across one side of an embossing folder so that the ink was only on the raised portion and put a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock inside. I rolled it through the Big Shot and sprinkled some Iridescent Ice embossing powder on it, then heat embossed it. Yes, I used my Big Shot AND my Heat Tool. Woo-hoo! The rest was simple...a sentiment stamp, a snowflake punch, and a pearl to anchor the snowflake.

I wish I could take complete credit for this card, but I CASEd the basic idea from someone online a year or two ago. My apologies if you’re reading this…comment and I’ll give you credit gladly!

I’m not saying you should make 50 of these, but a few would be nice for good friends. And by that I mean the people who will save the handmade cards they receive and really appreciate know who you are!


  1. Love the letterpress technique, Megan! Ain't possible to over do the bling at Christmas, I say!


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