November 24, 2009

Blessed Christmas - Antiqued Glimmers

Today I'm sharing a card I created with the Antiqued Glimmers Technique found in the December TJNL. If you're a TJ Subscriber, the December issue should be hitting your mailboxes sometime later this week. If you're an ultimate subscriber, the online issue will be going live this week! Not a subscriber, you can read more here.

I started out by stamping the Poinsettia from Our Daily Bread Designs Blessed Christmas in Black Archival on Heavenly White Ultrasmooth. I used additional pieces of White card stock, applying my Antiqued Glimmers to both pieces. My color choices for this technique, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Fired Brick Distressed Ink and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. Once my pieces dried, I stamped the image on the Green and Red pieces and cut them out, adhere the Green to the stamped image, then the Red using dimensionals. To add a bit more dimension, I cut out the smaller petals and popped them up. To add color to the vine, I use an H20 Brush and Peeled Paint ink.

I used TSSC97 as my inspiration, rotating it to fit my image. I used papers from the Basic Grey Wassil Line, and matted them with Eclipse Black (to pop the image/papers) and Gold Sparkle both from Paper Temptress. To finish my card, I tied on a piece of Antique Gold Ribbon, added the Bow with the Bow Easy - if you haven't used one of these - they are just awesome and make perfect bows every time, then added a few Flame Dew Drops. Adhered my stamped panel with dimensionals then spritzed my whole card with Pearl Glimmer Mist to give everything an overall shimmer. You'll want to remember when using Glimmer Mist to shake your bottle in a left to right motion to mix up the paint, if you shake up and down, the paint will get stuck in your straw and it will either clog or you'll end up with blobs of Glimmer Mist. (Click photos to enlarge to see detail and shimmer)

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Blessed Christmas
Ink - Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Card Stock - Paper Temptress Heavenly White Ultra Smooth, Eclipse Black, Gold Sparkle, Brawny RC100 Burgundy
Other - Basic Grey Wassil, Dew Drops, Glimmer Mist, Craft Sheet, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, H20 Brush, Antique Gold Ribbon, Bow Easy

15 comments :

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Really beautiful! The poinsettia looks so real!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Lisa! I just love this technique!

Judy Jackson
TJ DT member

Adair said...

This is stunning, Lisa! It makes me want to reach out and touch the poinsettia.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing, it's so real looking....really luvin' this piece of art!

chelemom said...

This is a beautiful card!!!

Erin Smetak said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card!!! I love it!

Danni said...

Another gorgeous creation! Love this!

Leigh said...

Beautiful card Lisa.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- gorgeous card! I cannot wait to see the new newsletter! TFS

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to learn how to do this technique!

MJ said...

Just stunning Lisa. I love all the little extras. Fabulous job, thanks so much for playing along. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

rozie640 said...

This card is stunning!!! Awesome job on the colors.

Sue from Oregon said...

the 3D effect you got with this is outstanding! LOVE IT!

Selene Kempton said...

This is stunning, Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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