Sunday, November 15, 2009

Glittery Fun! Hero Arts Glitter Challenge

This Photo is 'just for fun' - I like the window scenery!
Sorry.. Just playing around over here!
That's my favorite birch tree out there, sans leaves.
And its a cloudy, snow threatening day...
But we are inside toasty warm!

Glittery Season's Greetings

For This Week's Hero Arts Glitter Challenge!

This is the front view of my card. I used the Hero Arts Antique Brocade Cling Stamp to make my ornament... Two other HA stamps are used as well (small snowflake & sentiment)...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: HA CG102 Antique Brocade, HA CL236 Joys of the Season (sentiment and small snowflake)
Card Stock: Stampin' Up
Making Memories Felt Snowflake
Autumn Leaves button
Silver Cord from Stampin' Up
Inks: Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
Glitters: Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating, Ranger Ice Stickles, Ranger Distress Stickles in Broken China
Glue: Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad

What I did:
1. I used the negative from an ornament die (Cricut - Joys of the Season) and inked the edges to get the shape of the ornament.
2. Stamped Antique Brocade on glue pad (and visa versa)
3. Sprinkled the glitter - let set
4. Added a hanger with the cord.

The little blue snowflakes have Ice Stickles in their centers

The felt snowflake is also covered with Ice Stickles, and so is the button (got those ideas from Lisa, our Hero Arts Blog Hostess this week! She has a ton of great ideas :)

Disclaimer: I have never been successful at playing with glitter - even though I have '12 little bottles' of some gorgeous Doodlebug Goodness!

I bought the glue pad just for this challenge and am so glad I played!


I'm on a roll here folks... I created another card for another challenge! That makes 2! Wooty toot toot!

This is my favorite part of winter, meaning, time to play. And, um, it helps when your husband goes out of town for 7 days! He's home now.. And what an adventure he had... he drove to Denver, but his truck 'broke down' in Cheyenne, WY... long story.. But $3,000 later.. he limped home with his bad truck.. Bad Bad Bad Truck!

OK.. I'm on a roll.. Next Up? Caardvarks Circle of Friends!!!

Thanks for looking!


Guy Magallanes said...

I love your card, it looks like it's ready made to hang right on the tree!

Suzanne C said...

Yeah! So glad Andi has come out to play! :) Love the glitter card! The layout of the ornament and snowflakes is perfect! Love the colors too!

Suzanne C said...

Yeah! So glad Andi has come out to play! :) Love the glitter card! The layout of the ornament and snowflakes is perfect! Love the colors too!

Diana said...

ADORABLE card Andi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful ornament card, so pretty and glad you got to play!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Super card Andi, if winter brings on time for you to play...then I say "let it snow"! Oz

Elise said...

Hello, my love! This is spectacular! I'm SO glad I clicked on the image to see all of the glorious glittery detail! Golly gosh: WONDERFUL WORK! I'm soooooo sorry I've missed some of your delightful creations! I'm B-A-C-K! You R-O-C-K! Wahooo!

Sweet Blessings said...

Hi there! Looks like while the cat was away the mice did play :D How fun to get some time to just "be" sorry to hear about the Mr.'s truck...but, glad he made it home safe & sound! Hope you are getting LOTS of time to create...because you do amazing cards...and that you get to enjoy life at a slower pace for awhile! Have a GREAT week! Sweet blessings!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your card is beautiful! Hope you get more time to play!

glitzen said...

Love your window view! And the card too. I am whiny about the weather today, its 11 below and I'm not a happy girl. Feeding the horses was in record time tonight, I could not wait to get back by the woodstove. The dogs are sleeping inside tonight too. Brrrr.

I need to make some cards! Keep inspiring me. LOL.

Kelly Booth said...

Love your card Andi...the glittery ornament on Kraft is just Perfect!!

Lauren said...

I always enjoy your cards and this ornament is fantastic. It ALMOST makes me want to change my mind on cards this year (I decided to buy and not stress myself out)...

lauren said...

oooh! OOOOOH! i looooooooooove this. seriously. wow. and...i HAVE that HA stamp...i even have a gluepad, that i've never used. till NOW--you've totally inspired me! (♥!!!)

Anne said...

Hi, Andi! Gorgeous glittery card! Love the soft blue colors! :-)