Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Random Card - Christmas in October

Hey Everyone! I have to admit I love my card! I really do. Why? I mean what's the big deal, right? Well. . .I'm rather proud of myself because I actually made a simple card that I like. The card looks better in person. . .honestly. It's all glittery in person, down to the dots on the swirls, the ornament and the sentiment. It's unfortunate the picture can't reflect the pretty glitters.

I have a really difficult time making a card without all the blings and pretty patter papers. I'm not very good with simple cards. I almost ruined the card by adding a ribbon somewhere on the base but I could not find a way to fit one in without it taking away from the pretty ornament and swirls.

Here's a close up of the ornament. It's all glittery. I used an embossing powder called "Egyptian Gold". I'm not sure who the company is because I bought it a rubber stamping store when I was still living in Hawaii. I think it was their own mix.

It's actually easy to create your own glittery gold embossing powder. Just mix a small amount of mixed colored glitter or gold glitter to your gold embossing powder. The key is to use very fine glitter.

I used gold Stickles to add the gold dots on the swirls. I also applied the embossing powder on the sentiment. I shaded the edge of the cardstock and distressed it.

Card Details:

Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs, Joy
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp, Whisper White
Accessories: JoAnn Brads, Gold Stickles, Egyptian Gold embossing powder, Gold organdy ribbon


Tejal said...

Oh this is so different from your usual style...this card has just 3 layers...and oh so simple and elegant..i really really like the look of this card..

Lori said...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at your creations. I'm always totally amazed with your work. SUPER!!!

I hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you. See my blogspace for info on the name game.

Thanks :)

Beth said...

Yes, I agree Maria, this is a wonderful card indeed. I have a tough time with making simple cards too. The glittery look is lovely.

dd2njoy said...

Maria,this card is stunning!! Love the glitter!!! TFS!!

Ila said...

Beautiful and so Elegant!! I love this card too.. Gorgeous!!

RuthieB said...

Maria! I love your cards. This one is sooooo pretty! BTW, Egyptian Gold is made by Judikins, it's one of my personal favorites.

malieta said...

OMG....this card is just beautiful..I love it!

Life Info Zone said...

hi buddy

Lovley Post!!N ofcourse the card is simply Stunning...

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