Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clear Christmas Cards with "Tinsel"

Glitter is so messy to work with, but none more so than tinsel glitter. *shudder*  Being glutton for punishment after a "brilliant" idea, I proceeded to work with it anyway, along with my Xyron and some vellum cardstock.

There are usually things I would change about completed cards and these are no exception. However, they're still very pretty! ;)

This one uses Papertrey Ink's Vintage Ornaments dies and Victorian Lace border die. Lots of silver heat embossing...

This card was inspired by this one from the most recent Denami Blog Hop. Sorry for the glare... The border is the negative from the Victorian Lace border. I got this idea from Niki Estes, though I do try to use my scraps.... :)

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}

Vintage Ornaments
  • Cardstock: Clear, Stamper's Select, Vellum
  • Patterned Paper (envelope liner): Bitty Dot Basics
  • Stamps: Inside & Out: Holiday, Vintage Ornaments
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Other Tools: silver embossing powder (Filigree), Vintage Ornaments dies, Victorian Lace die, Xyron, Sterling Silver tinsel glitter (Martha Stewart)
Merry & Bright
  • Cardstock: Clear, Enchanted Evening, silver (unknown brand), Vellum
  • Patterned Paper (envelope liner): Bitty Dot Basics
  • Stamps: Through the Trees, Signature Christmas
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Fresh Snow
  • Other Tools: Labels (Spellbinders), silver embossing powder (Filigree), iRock and assorted rhinestones (Imaginisce), Victorian Lace border die (negative), Sterling Silver tinsel glitter (Martha Stewart), Xyron


    Karen B. said...

    These are stunning, I especially like the clear backgrounds with the glitter!

    Stefanie said...

    wow dana you did a amazing job! You have a great start to your Christmas card collection :)