Monday, December 15, 2014

Glittery Christmas Cards with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Dreamers!
Hope you had a great weekend!  We had a surprise visitor in our yard yesterday.



I looked him/her up in the "Birds of North America" and I think it is an immature Cooper's Hawk.   The tail has a wide stripe.  Very interesting site in the backyard.  Now on to some more Christmas Cards.



Materials:
Stamps: Mary and Angels and Party Words from Lost Coast Designs
CS: white, cream; purple and  brown from Bazzill; Electric Red from My Favorite Things; Black and Night of Navy from Stampin' Up 
Ink: Sahara Sand Versa Color chalk ink; Rich Cocoa Memento; black
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Lumiere Paint- Stampin' Up
Diamond Glitter - Amuse Studios
Tarnished Brass Distress Stains
Ribbons
Glue Pad - optional




Instructions:
  • Make cards from purple, Night of Navy, and Electric Red CS
  • Distress the edges with: Purple with Sahara Sand Chalk; Night of Navy with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
  • Stamp Mary and the Angels with Sahara Sand Chalk and Black ink on cream and white CS respectively
  • Stamp an extra Mary to cut out: distress with Antique Linen




  •  Paint the images with Lumiere Paint and before the paint dries, sprinkle glitter all over
Note: if the paint dries too quickly, use a glue pad to apply the glitter
  • Layer each piece with brown or black CS and add to the card bases




  • Add the extra cut out Mary's with dimensional adhesive
  • Stamp the sentiments and add to the cards
  • Tie ribbons in bows and add to cards







The cards really sparkle --you just can't see it as much in the photos.

Challenges for Mary and the Angels Glitter Cards
Simon's Wednesday: Bling it on
Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative Challenge: loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Dragonfly Dreams: vintage
Cheerful Stamp pad: mixed media with Christmas
Dream Valley: Christmas
Simon's Monday: mixed media + Anything goes

See you next time for more Christmas Cards.  I have another of the Mary and Angels stamped on vellum.  I will share that soon.  I hope you have a lovely day!
Karen

10 comments:

  1. Your surprise visitor looks rather handsome Karen as your cards do.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  2. What a stunning photo of a beautiful hawk. Gorgeous cards too. Michelle x

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  3. These are very pretty! Great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 101, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  5. Such lovely cards! Beautiful glitter effect. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. These are gorgeous. Love your surprise visitor too. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  7. You've really made this stamp shine, with all the different variations you show here on your blog. I do so love the glitter. :)

    The hawk is a beauty, too. We see quite a few of them in our small town; in fact, our school mascot is the hawk. :)

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  8. Congratulations, you are the winner of the challenge "Sign of Christmas" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad. please email me at vickiromaine@yahoo.com with your full name so I can forward to the sponsor.

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  9. See previous comment. Get back to me by 6:00 pm CST Monday the 29th.

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  10. A beautiful vintage project!
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will continue to play with us next year!
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Dragonfly Dreams Owner

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