The card I have to share with you today was inspired by my lovely friend Sue Madex. Sue has shown some cards on her blog using a very cool, and very easy, technique - reverse masking. Now, I simply can't make one-layer cards, so I've tizzed mine up a bit - lots of bling and shimmer on this one!
I started off with a panel of Naturals White cardstock, and used the two torn edges of a piece of copy paper to mask off an area to be sponged and stamped on; Dotto (temporary adhesive) worked perfectly to keep the paper in place. I sponged the area with Baja Breeze ink, then stamped three of the doilies from Delicate Doilies, using Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse ink. After I'd left the ink to dry (for what I thought was long enough!), I overstamped a few doilies in Whisper White craft ink, and sprinkled Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the top - thinking there'd be just a few sparkly doilies. Well, here's proof of how great Stampin' Up!'s new inkpads are for embossing .... the embossing powder stuck to the sponged background as well, giving a lovely sparkly effect over the whole panel! Take a look:
I ran some Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the top 'torn' edge, and adhered Silver Glass Glitter - sooo pretty. A die-cut strip of silver glimmer paper, and a few rhinestones, added even more sparkle.
Here's the finished card:
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, More Merry Messages
Card: Baja Breeze, Naturals White, Island Indigo, silver glimmer paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad, Whisper White craft stampin' pad
Other: White embossing powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Decorative Label punch, Adorning Accents edgelits die, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, silver Glass Glitter, Basic Rhinestones, stampin' sponge, sponge dauber, multipurpose liquid glue, sticky strip, glue dots
For even more inspiration for handmade Christmas projects, check out the rest of the Design Team's samples. We have loved having you play along with our challenges this year.
Merry Christmas to you, and all of those dear to you. We look forward to sharing more projects with you when we return from our break, on 18th January 2013!