This is my first time to join the Teapot Tuesday Challenge, and I had so much fun with it! We were challenged to make a silver or sparkly card with a hint of pink. This week's cards are going to Marlene, the mother of a fellow stamper who normally loves Christmas but is having a bit of trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I hope this shimmery, glittery card helps bring a bit of Christmas spirit to her day!
I wasn't sure if I would like silver on silver, but the sparkly glitter pulls so many other subtle colors that I think it works. It's hard to see in the picture just how shiny my ornaments really are, and I also had difficulty getting "true" colors photographed on this card. The sentiment panel is white (it looks a bit green on my computer screen, but it's actually stark white) and the baker's twine is hot pink and white (no red or green on this card, per Teapotter instructions!).
I started with a black card stock base and a piece of silver shimmer paper. I die cut three circles from heavy white card stock, then covered them in silver glitter glue to create an extra-sparkly glue base for my glitter. I added glitter and used my heat tool to speed up the drying process (I should really learn to be more patient, because the heat tool pretty much blew that glitter from here to eternity). I added more glitter and silver glitter glue and attempted to find a modicum of patience.
Meanwhile, I added hot pink and white baker's twine to my silver panel and stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a piece of white card stock. I adhered the sentiment piece to a larger piece of black card stock. I carefully (oh, so carefully because that darned glitter was still wet) adhered my ornaments to the silver panel with dimensionals. I pulled the ornaments' edges forward slightly to keep the paper from buckling from the glitter glue and to give the ornaments a bit more distinction from the background. I added my sentiment panel to the front and adhered a piece of white card stock as a liner for the inside. Then I set it aside to dry and did a happy dance that I finished another card without completely smudging the glitter glue!
Registered: December 4, 2008 Location: Burlington, ON Canada Posts: 1591
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:28 PM
Welcome to your first teaparty! We have a lot of fun here and many of us drift in and out (I haven't been on time for a teaparty in quite awhile)! Love your sparkly ornaments and they do look great on the silver background. Definitely frustrating when the pic doesn't show how it really looks! Hope to see you again!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 55736
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 1:58 PM
Welcome along to the tea-party!! Your glittery ornaments look pretty spectacular on screen, and since I know how hard it is to capture glitter it must be so much more beautiful in real life. I'm sure Marlene (& Gabby) will be so appreciative of this.
Registered: November 17, 2006 Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia Posts: 46621
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 4:26 PM
Welcome to the teaparty, Amy... I love you silver sparkly ornaments and striped twine ribbon... such a perfect card for the teaparty... I hope you will come back and join us next weeks... Make sure to find Mothermark and she will give you some cookies...
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17930
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:15 PM
Amy, a big warm welcome to the teaparty!! We are delighted that you have joined us. Be sure to as the Mudder for cookies that she hides for the newbies..... Love your sparkly ornaments!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??