Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet Holiday Wishes



Brighter colors are speaking to me the most right now - maybe it's the amazing sunny weather we had here in Virginia yesterday after a dreary and rainy Friday and Saturday. I was going for a candy shop look when I pulled out these papers from K&Co's Peppermint Twist mat pad and the large candy cane stamp from Santa Baby by My Favorite Things. I loaded 'er up with glittery brads, shiny crystals, and a "sugar" dusting of clear glitter. The layered wide ricrac was inspired by one of my daughter's summer dresses. To add the glitter to the perimeter of the green circle and to the white ricrac border, I used VersaMark ink, sprinkled on heat-and-stick powder, melted it with my heat tool, and then dipped it into clear glitter. The sentiment is stamped and die-cut with a Spellbinders tag die. Behind it are slivers I cut off the top and bottom of a Curved Rectangle Mega Nestabilities die-cut.

Here's a closer look at some of the glitter:



Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Santa Baby (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, Stampin' Up Real Red, Papertrey white, K&Co Peppermint Twist Mat Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Copic markers, white gel pen, Michael's green glitter brads,
Swarovski crystals - Spring Collection (MFT), Spellbinders Ricrac Piercabilities, tag die, and Curved Rectangle Mega Nestabilities, classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities, wide red ricrac (purchased from Jody), clear glitter, heat-and-stick powder, sewing machine, MFT Polka Dot Perfection Ribbon Nest, foam adhesive

30 comments:

chercroppin said...

It's gorgeous Amy! I'm so glad I found your blog....all of your creations are so inspiring and just beautiful! thanks for sharing!

dougnat said...

seriously girl...this is da bomb!! love love love it!

Marimer said...

Me encantan todas estas cards de Navidad, son alegres y te animan con sus colores. Precioso, Amy, buen trabajo. Bss

Jackie Pedro said...

The last thing I need is another stamp set, so please stop trying to enable me with this set! I LOVE this card!!!

Michelle said...

This card is adorable! I enjoy your blog

Niki Estes said...

Amy, I love this! Great details and colors!

Lisa Foster said...

This is fantastic, Amy! Love it!
Hugs,
Lisa

Francielle said...

Hey you! Thank you for visiting me! I`m amazed by your work. I can stare at your cards for hours! Just have to come back and look more...bye bye ang hugs from Oslo, Norway

Melody said...

Another great card Amy! I love the touch of the glitter.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a yummy Christmas card Amy!!! Love the candy cane and your layout!! The borders are so creative!! The glitter and colors are so elegant and beautiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is SOOOOOOOO gorgeous! LOVE the sparkle and I LOVE the big bow on the candy cane!

Shantaie said...

This card is just adorable, my youngest daughter is a "candy cane-aholic" She would LOVE this card and all of its glittery sweetness!

Danni said...

Such a great card! You rock!

Barb said...

Great colors, wonderful details, and I love that XL rickrack! Very fun!

Barb

Jill said...

Your cards are always amazing, and this one is no exception! Thanks for sharing all of your creativity!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is adorable! I love it and it makes me look so forward to the holidays! You have all the perfect additions to this card to make it even sweeter, Amy!

texasjodylynn said...

GORGEOUS! Wowzers! Every detail is perfect!

Tracy said...

i've been lurking LOL for a while - not a lot of time to comment these days but i HAD to comment on this one (and yesterday's). this is just gorgeous A! every little detail (so happy you posted that closeup)- perfect... and i love ric rac :-)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Amy. I love the way you highlighted the candy cane.. I also really like the double layer of ric rac.. Really nice job. I find RED so difficult to photograph.. You do it so well..

Pam Varnell said...

Another gorgeous piece of eye candy for us. Love this Amy. Just beautiful!! Hugs.

Dawn Easton said...

This is definitely SWEET! Love the glitter!!

Jerri Kay said...

A very sweet card Amy, reminds me of the movie with Jim Carrey, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Just love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous festive colours and design.
Hugs
Desire

Rose Ann said...

I love your big candy cane with that perfect polka dot bow, Amy!! You've added all the perfect touches for a wonderfully festive card!! Love it!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Amy!! Every time I stop by your blog, I get locked jaw. It drops and I can't close it again. Your work is beyond fabulous!! You are a constant inspiration. Thanks for sharing your gift!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Amy this is just the yummiest Christmas card!!! LOVE the glitter and fab ric rak and as usual great design!!! You never fail to inspire me!!!

Viv said...

It looks like you could reach right over to your card and lift that candy off and bite right into it!
Fantastic stuff Amy!!!
Hugs Viv xx

Teneale Williams said...

Hi Amy,

I LOVE this card {WOW} Every detail is perfect!

Have a great weekend

Teneale ;0)

Elaine said...

Great card! I love the colors!

Natasha said...

hi, Just to let you know that I have featured your card on my blog

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xxx

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