Friday, November 21, 2014

All that shimmers...!

Hi all!

Long time no see!  We've been having nothing but fun over here!  After a rough start in school Pezza seems to have settled in and we have a grandbaby due in a month!  Trevor, his girlfriend Jess and the baby will all be staying with us.  EGADS!!!

Since last minute is my favorite way to do things I thought HEY I think I'll make all my Christmas cards this year...RIGHT before Thanksgiving.....Gotta keep things exciting!

The following challenges inspired me:

SCS - Sketch challenge
4 Crafty Chicks - Make It Sparkle
Time Out Challenge - Embossing with sparkle

Since I have to make more cards than I have even figured out yet I wanted to keep it simple and repeatable but I still want some pizzazz so I reached for my jars of gorgeous shimmering Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I started with a white piece of cardstock and just swiped over it with Moss Green for the green cards and Carribean Mist for the blue ones.

The sparkle really comes through at the slightest tilt!

I stamped the background images in black Archival Ink.  I stamped the focal image in VersMark and used white embossing powder.  I wish the camera could adequately capture the amazing sparkle of the Silks!

Here is the whole collection for this batch - just 6 or 7 more batches to go!

Have you tried the Silks Acrylic Glazes??? A wonderfully sparkling, versatile, easy to use paint - check them out!


  1. these are just gorgeous, all the shimmer is perfect for Xmas and god idea to make repeats. Thanks for joining us at time out x

  2. Those are beautiful cards! What a great simple layout to help you make them fast. I love the embossing and distressed edging.

  3. Fantastic Christmas cards! I know what you mean about sparkle showing up. Sometimes it is good and other times it leaves you wondering why the camera doesn't pick it cup! Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous inspiration with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks Sparkle Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  4. Beautiful set of cards! Thank you for joining us at the Time Out Challenge.

  5. A wonderfully festive set of cards :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x