Wednesday, 27 June 2012

More Sparkle for 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have had a good day. It has been very 'muggy' here, maybe we will get a storm to clear the air.
I am thrilled to see that I have hit the magic 100 followers.
Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving all of your wonderful comments. I do try and return the favour but it does sometimes take me a while, so please be patient.
The challenge this week at 52CCTD is to bring on the Glitter.
Now I'm not a great fan of that, so the nearest that I could manage is plenty of Crystal Embossing powder.
I have it on authority that this is fine for the challenge, so I thought that I would have another go.
The central panel has been stamped and embossed using black versafine and clear embossing powder.
Dye based ink has then been sponged over the image before the dove has been painted with neat thin bleach.
Once this has been done the entire panel has been covered with crystal embossing powder.
Even though the ink used is dye based, which would normally dry very quickly, the panel accepts the embossing powder to create a wonderfully sparkly panel.
The blue card has been stamped and embossed around the edges  using Hero Arts F5042 Leaf Flourish and more crystal embossing powder.
The tiny white dots around the edge of the card have been added with a white souffle pen and the 3 large white Glitter Domes (from Woodware) complete the card.
I would like to enter the card over at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge where she is looking for 'Inky'.
Must get some sleep now, will be back tomorrow, blogger willing lol.
hugs Kimx


  1. Your embossing is always great, Kim! I tried doing the bleach effect, but my paintbrush bristles dissolved!! What kind of implement do you use for that technique? Or maybe it was 'the wrong kind of bleach' - ie thick, not thin!

    I love the subtle blue colours you've used, too, so pretty!

    love Mags B x

  2. Gorgeous card made with glitter and inkyness - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 78 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. How lovely. Great elements and design.

  4. Love this card and I'm loving the glitter too - thanks for joining in again at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. What a lovely, stylish card! Do you know what make the dove stamp is please? Jenny xx

  6. I thought I'd already commented - love your card. Love the different techniques and the colours and design.

  7. This is a beautiful card Kim, and I must get round to trying out this bleaching technique. Love the sparkly panel and the embossing
    Louise x

  8. This is amazing, Kim! LOVE the gorgeous colors and the image is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  9. This is such a pretty, sparkly Christmas card with fab use of techniques - great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at 52 CCT Kim! Ruth x


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