October 12, 2011

Bright Hopes

Good Morning, everyone!  Sorry I have not posted in so long.  We have been busy enjoying visits with family and friends, celebrating birthdays, as well as our anniversary...

I finally was able to get a card made last evening.  I used a very fun and easy 'dryer sheet' technique,   Essentially, you run your image face down through a Zyron; top with a used dryer sheet; then coat and press down glitter into the surface before taping off the excess .  This technique adds lots of sparkle and a snowy look.  Wish my photo was able to capture all the sparkle.  You can find the tutorial for this technique in the resource section on Spiltcoaststampers HERE.  

For the background layer, I dry embossed a piece of cherry cobbler cardstock with a Sizzix embossing folder.  Silver metallic paste was rubbed on the surface before heat embossing with silver embossing powder.  I added some small silverr dots to the tree and finished with a ribbon and silver embellishment.  I really like how this turned out and am happy to have another Christmas card to add to my stash.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug Challenge 40 -- Glitz and Glitter (Must be Christmas.)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week!


  1. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. This is totally stunning Pat! I just love the simple colour combination of white & red with all the glitter!!

  3. Your card is gorgeous! I love this technique and was thinking about doing it again, now you have truly inspired me. Hmmm....how would it work with Cottonelle? ;)

  4. How beautiful, Pat! I love the look of the metallic paste.
    Happy Anniversary and enjoy all those precious moments with family and friends!

  5. What a beautiful technique! Thank you for the SCS link as well - I have to make a few "winter" cards with a snowy effect and you have inspired me to give this a try! Thank you so much! x0x0

  6. This is gorgeous! Love that drier technique, thank you for reminding me of it :-)

  7. This is gorgeous! So elegant! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

  8. Thanks for your fabulous entry - so sorry to be so late commmenting but Max and I are meeting up this weekend and as you can imagine one of us is busy packing and the other knee deep in cleaning duties to make sure all is spick and span for the visit.
    So excited. Have a great weekend and hope you'll have chance to join in our new challenge which started yesterday - it's all about FOOD.
    The Bah! Humbug! Duo
    Ann and Max xxx