Friday, November 30, 2012

Bursting with Holiday Cheer

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday.  I can't believe that tomorrow is the first day of December, wow how the year has flown by.  Today I have a holiday card to share that's bursting with cheerfulness. :) This card uses lots of new goodies and a technique from one of the online card classes.

StarburstTree

So the technique I used is combination of trapped embossed resist and kissing technique.  Basically I inked up the starburst background stamp with versamark and the snow dots background stamp with soft granite then kissed the two stamps together transferring the snow dots pattern to the starburst stamp.  I then stamped the starburst stamp onto my card stock and embossed the versamark ink with clear embossing powder, trapping the dots underneath. I then applied evergreen bough distress ink around the outside and some iced spruce distress ink at the center where the rays come together.  I also gave the point where the rays converge a little spray of perfect pearls pearl mist for a burst of shimmer behind my tree.

StarburstTree_detail

The wood tree was let's say, experimental.  I initially sprayed it with a very dark green spray ink. But thought it was too dark so I flipped it over and sprayed the other side with Dylusions lime green ink mist.  Some of the darker green from the back side weeped around the edges and gave it a very interesting look. I covered it with a thin layer of green stickles for a little sparkle. And finally I finished it off with the sentiment word bubble. Which, by the way, is stamped in the most awesome of red inks, red royal shadow ink from Hero Arts, so bright and even when it dries.

Thanks for stopping by!

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8 comments:

June Houck said...[Reply to comment]

Very smart, Chari! Crisp and classy.

Samantha Mann said...[Reply to comment]

awesome card!!!! LOVE the burst! and the word bubble coming from the tree is super cool too! :)

Wendy G. said...[Reply to comment]

Anything using the kissing technique has to be good! Love it!

Leslie Hanna said...[Reply to comment]

Love this. I must play with the idea later.

Nancy K said...[Reply to comment]

Brilliant use of these techniques, sweet Chari! The pearly mist is perfect, too! Beautiful card!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

wow! That looks really COOL!

Barb Ghig said...[Reply to comment]

I love how you used these techniques on this card...so CUTE!

Julie Ebersole said...[Reply to comment]

..................THUD!!!

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