Thursday, December 5, 2013

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright (in Barn Red)

What an honor!  My 'Autumn Tree' card was chosen as the Diamond winner for Color Dare #69 on the Color My Heart blog, and I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Color Dare #72
Color Dare #72 is to use Barn Red along with neutrals, so I paired it with Champagne cardstock.  The gorgeous sentiment is from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop stamp set and is stamped in Barn Red ink.  A scallop frame was cut from Glitter Paper using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  

After the trees were stamped using Cashmere ink, some Glitz Glitter Gel was spread on the background area using a Cricut spatula.  Post-it notes masked the area reserved for the sentiment so that it does not have the snowy sparkle of the background.  Even though it is difficult to see in the photo, the snowflake cluster stamp from the Frosted Carding Workshop was stamped using Bamboo ink to fill the background above the trees before the glitter was added.  

In this photo, the 6"x6" Kraft card is open so that the entire front can be seen.  The envelope was decorated with a bit of the Chocolate wood grain Washi Tape which is also used on the flap and inside of the card.      

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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  1. Absolutely stunning! Love all the sparkly details!

  2. Awesome job, Sheila! I love your glittery Barn Red and Champagne holiday card! I never thought of using a spatula to spread glitter gel but I'll have to try it soon. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer and Color My Heart Color Dare this week. Your card is really beautiful!
    :) Marie

    1. Thanks, Marie. :) Using the spatula was not really planned, but when the glitter gel came out in a large drop and I wanted it "flatter" then I just grabbed my spatula and spread it around. lol

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I love the glitter paper and was disappointed when CTMH announced that it is being retired.


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