Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I have a card to share that uses the Festive holiday stencil from Tim Holtz with some various products to create a dimensional, shiny and glittery design. I love how easy it is to combine lots of different products with stencils for fun card designs.
For this card, I adhered the stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and added the red, green and brown colour with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used the Tsukineko sponge daubers so I could easily control where the ink was going and I used post-it tape to mask off areas as I went so I could help to prevent the colours from mixing.
My original plan - I added glitter with a clear Wink of Stella marker to all the inked areas and then applied translucent embossing paste over the top, so that everything would be glittery when it dried. But when it dried, there was no glitter. You couldn't see the glitter at all lol!
So I went on to plan b - I added Star Dust Stickles with a paint brush to all of the dried embossing paste and that worked awesome! When it dried, it left all of the leaves, berries and pine cones with an awesome texture and sparkle! ;)
It's so hard to capture all of the amazing shine and glitter in a photo, but hopefully you can get an idea from the photo above. To make the finished piece pop off the card, I added two strips of glitter paper with the Cosmo Cricket Tinseltown silver paper. I love this stuff... the glitter is super bright and when it catches in the light, it looks amazing!
To complete the card I added the sentiment in black ink from the Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth stamp set and also add some dots of Silver Stickles in the open areas of the stenciled design. I have been loving using Silver Stickles to create little accents on my cards lately... so quick and easy and looks great! ;)