Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Spirit

The Sweet Stamps challenge this week is Christmas Spirit.


 SweetStamps.com has Gilding Flakes in the store, and I had to try using them on a card. I applied Duo glue to the snowflakes, then I added Calypso Gilding Flakes and rubbed them in. Next, I used a coarser brush and wiped them off.
  For the background, I tried an experiment...I found a small tube of spray hand sanitizer at Target (in the area where they have mini travel toothpaste, etc).  I took 3 colors of ink spots and dabbed them  onto my non-stick craft sheet, and then spritzed on the hand sanitizer. I sponged on the color on one color at a time onto glossy white cardstock- first gray, then the light blue and finally just a touch of the darker blue.
 I added snowflakes and embossed them with shimmery EP. The rhinestones were colored with Copic marker YR23.

Here are the products I used :

5 comments:

Roxie said...

This is very pretty, I like the background and those gliding snowflakes.

MiamiKel said...

absolutely gorgeous, Shel - love the beautiful golden snowflakes against the gorgeous blue backdrop! Looks like winter ♥

Sherrie K. said...

So pretty! The background looks awesome and what a great technique on the snowflakes! Beautiful!
Sherrie K

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the glided snowflakes and the wonderful background.

Donna K said...

Those snowflakes are fabulous, Shelly. I have never tried gilding flakes...my curiosity is sparked and your card is wonderful.