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.

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
Glue Pad - optional

  • 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!


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

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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

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

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

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

  6. 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. :)

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

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

  9. 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!


    Dragonfly Dreams Owner


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