Hello friends. November just flew by. I can't believe it is almost Christmas.
So along with the hop Friends of Unity (FOU) are celebrating 5 years of blog hopping with the Unity Stamp Company family and friends! To celebrate, Unity Stamp Co. is giving away three $25 gift certificates. Winners will be randomly chosen on December 10th from those who comment on every blog in the hop! Winners will be announced December 11th on Crystal’s blog and in the Unity Show and Tell Facebook site.
The Friends of Unity are hopping today with a fun theme of Glitter and Glitz.
I have to confess that I'm not into glitter and have few items in that medium. However, I do like shiny mediums.
I used this beautiful new image called Greetings this Season. I used soft Copic colors to color this image. Then I pulled out my Gansai Tambi Starry colors and splattered everything with one of the gold colors. I pulled out my Scallops and Rectangles to cut down the panel. I pulled out some beautiful gold card stock from Simon Says Stamp and used the large scallop to cut a panel. I assembled all this on a black card face and attached to a card base. The gold sequins are from This Calls for Confetti.
Here is a little closer view of all the sparkle.
So my next card was an add on. I didn't think I would have time to make a second card but I had to try this idea and I had some snow day time. I am super excited about how it turned out and I wish you could see it in person. It is just so pretty the way it catches the light.
I used the June Rose stamp for the image and the sentiment. I stamped them in embossing ink and embossed them with fine white embossing powder. Then I used my red Deco Foil and my laminator to foil them. I followed Jennifer McGuire's technique in this video. I found that with my Amazon Basic brand laminator I had to change from the 5mil setting to the 3mil setting to keep it from squashing the embossing powder too much and distorting the image. There is a close up of the sentiment both ways below so you can see what I mean.
Can you see the shine here? It's just so pretty in person.
You can see with the 3mil setting the sentiment has much more definition.
Be sure to follow along with my fellow hoppers for lots of shiny inspiration.
Alaine-you are here
Gorgeous cards, Alaine!! I love the shine one each! And thank you for the video link... so fun to see the shine, too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing the process and the complications on the foiling of the embossing. I need to try that! Thanks for always inspiring me on the FOU hop!! Merry Christmas to you!!ReplyDelete
The softness of your greetings of the season card is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Ooo I love these! The foiling looks great! GORGEOUS!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so pretty! I love the flowers in the envelope image. Always a fan of flowers in a unique 'vase'. And the foiling is always gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I'm loving the clean and simple feel.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I love the envelope with the holiday foliage and poinsettias, and the rose is so pretty!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, I love the foil!!ReplyDelete
Sparkle takes holiday cards over the top, love the florals. Thanks for sharing your foiling technique, I'm going to give it a try right now!ReplyDelete
So pretty. I like the colors and shine.ReplyDelete
amazing cards!! The poinsettia in the envelope is my favorite! So festive!!ReplyDelete
You met this challenge so very well! Beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
Love how simple is the coloring in the first card and how pretty it looks!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and delicate-Great foiling!ReplyDelete
Happy 5th Anniversary! Your foiled card is sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us. Kelly BrillhartReplyDelete
Very pretty! Your copic looks watercolory and very soft. Great color choices.ReplyDelete
Happy 5th Anniversary! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Pretty, shimmery cards!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful cards. Love all the shimmer. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year!ReplyDelete