Monday, November 8, 2010

The True Gift of Christmas

It's a new week!! And I'm excited to share this card with you today. I LOVE this cross image from Verve's new set Richly Blessed! It reminds me of the fun puffy heart stickers you used to see...well, back in the day. *grin* I thought it would be fun to make it kinda puffy too, so I stamped the cross with Sea Breeze VersaMagic onto Ivory cs, and then coated it with Viva Decor Transparent Gel. While the gel was still wet, I sprinkled some Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz glitter over it, and woila...you get a sparkly, puffy cross that I think is just charming. Oh, I forgot...I stamped the cross, then the new Sweet Scallop Tag in Vintage Sepia Versafine, and then cut it out with the oh, so FABULOUS new Sweet Scallop Die that Julee has come out with. I so "heart" this die. It's just super charming!! THEN I added the Gel and glitter. Why, do you ask, is that so important? Well, because first, I decorated the cross experimenting with the gel, framed it, let it dry, then ran it through my cuttlebug with the new Sweet Scallop die. DUH!! The cuttlebug smooshed my puffy cross!! *sniff* I had to start over. (Nothing new here though...I'm constantly starting over....LOL)

Here's a close up of the sparkly cross:


Lastly, I embellished a bit with, Chocolate Gross Grain Ribbon, a Sparkler (Webster's Pages), some Rhinestones (i-Rock), Border Punches (EK Success), Scoring (Scor-Buddy), and my sewing machine. The dp is Sam (Dream Street Papers)

That's it for today.
Have a super week, and Happy Stamping!!
Tosh

8 comments:

Keva said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the colors you used - they're just so perfectly subtle. The puffy cross totally reminds me of those Lisa Frank sticker sheets that I used to get and put all over my Barbie house! Fun..it's a really beautiful card!

Patti J said...

Tosha, this is gorgeous. I just love the colors, the layout, and the punch you used to divide the sections. Beautifully done!

Sassy said...

Stunning... gorgeous.. love these colors! May I ask what you would use as a sentiment inside this card? I am looking for suggestions and a stamp.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Tosh....this is so rich and elegant....and I can try to case this as I got the other set with this tage with a gc I won with the Verve sketches last month.....hope to be as blessed in chosing just the right dp, like you were....fab work, my friend

irishgalkelly said...

Love the clean lines of your card with the cross as the focal point. Your cross is stunning! Will need to remember your tips to save me time. This is a really pretty card.

samara Rachel Navi said...

Wow tosh. Beautiful! I am in love with your earth colors and browns. Glad to see them back today.

samara Rachel Navi said...

Wow tosh. Beautiful! I am in love with your earth colors and browns. Glad to see them back today.

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card with a sweet and simple image! Your ribbon embellishment is gorgeous and I've always been fond of a blue and brown color combo. This is a winner on all fronts in my book, Tosh!

 
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