Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Holiday Hoppin'

I'm just holiday (card) hoppin' around here lately. Today's card is my first Christmas card of the season. As someone who handmakes each holiday card, you can't start too early! Of course, you also have to send the cards OUT. Last year I had all my cards done, but didn't send a single one. Hmm. Not so good. This year, I vow to send them out. I just hope I didn't get dropped from others' lists by being delinquent last year. :)

This card uses the new set Serene Snowflakes for the backgrounds and focal point. The words are rub-ons from the set Season of Cheer.

You can't see it so much in the original photos of the card, but I used the new Frost White Shimmer Paint from the current holiday mini. It's super easy to put on and the effect is soft, transparent and lovely. Below is the original snowflake panel:
And below that is the shimmery version.

See?! So pretty. You don't even have to heat set it.

Just shake the bottle, place a sponge over the top and tip it to get just a bit on. Then just swirl it over your project for a beautiful, easy shimmer. Let dry (it just takes a short time) and then adhere your newly shimmery piece to your project.

A half pearl from the Pretties Kit and some Chocolate taffeta ribbon finish the card.
I have to thank Nancy Riley for her inspiration for this card. Her card is more of a square card, and I'm square card challenged, but she completely inspired my card. Hers is so lovely. Thank you Nancy!

1 comment:

Melissa O said...

Love that shimmer! I think I need to get some of that. I need to look a bit closer at the mini. I didn't see that stuff. Thanks for sharing. I'm loving all the new posts.