Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lawnscaping: Make it Shine!

Alright everyone, last Lawnscaping challenge of the year! This should be the last Christmas card I make of the year too, but don't quote me on that!  The challenge is shine, this is when you pull out anything that glimmers, sparkles, or shines ....then you toss them all together ...kidding, sort of!  I wanted to make ornaments, so I used the gnome and added a Santa hat for an instant transformation into Mr. Claus.  Then I used the gingerbread guy (my favorite cookie, btw!) and colored them up with Copics and highlighted accents with stickles.  Set them aside to dry, and adhered them with glossy accents the next morning to fragment charms.  Then I heat embossed pine sprigs with a bunch of different embossing powders that I mixed together before applying.  Then, I distressed/resisted the embossed cardstock with distress ink, glimmer mist, and gold acrylic paint (watered down) over and over again till I got the right look.   I strung the "ornaments" up with my ever trusty burlap twine and attached it to a Kraft card base.  Then I made a flag for my beautiful Merry Christmas sentiment, and distressed it a wee bit more.  The final touch was adding the Tim Holtz tinsle I've had for two months that I couldn't quite figure out what to do with.  I think it added a great final touch of shine to my super shiny card!  I wish I were a better photographer, because half of the shine wouldn't pick up in the photos.  Hrrrmm, maybe that's a good thing?  ha!

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  1. ahhhh....super cute & shiny card :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara

  2. How cute and clever is this! You used two of my most favorite images, too! :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us Lawnscaping gals for the Make it Shine challenge!

  3. This is just too cute! I LOVE how you made them into ornaments so creative!

  4. Gorgeous card! That tinsel on the top of the card really makes the pine needles pop! Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  5. wow...lovely background & the ornaments are adorable too.. It feels like looking at a real Christmas tree. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping

  6. Soooo cute! I love this whole card design - the ornaments are adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

  7. This is SO creative! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  8. Wow!! Love how creative is this card, and shiny!! Those ornaments are amazing!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping challenge :)