Monday, June 24, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #13 - Glitter, Sparkle, & Shine

Hello friends.  The current Christmas Kickstart Challenge is all about GLITTER, SPARKLE, & SHINE!


For me, the thing that glitters, sparkles, and shines the MOST is using Faber-Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel, so this is what I came up with:


I started by using a Tim Holtz stencil (Festive) and my Picket Fence Blending Brushes along with Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, & Tropical Teal inks on a piece of white cs (oh and a little bit of Cocoa Bean for the pinecones), and then leaving the stencil in place, added the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  You do have to remove the stencil right away and clean it or you will have a permanent mess (ask me how I know!!).  Then the hard part...waiting for it to dry!!  Once it's dry though, you have the most perfectly glittered, sparkled, & shined up piece you've ever seen!!


Pretty, isn't it?!  And trust me, it sparkles and shines even more in real life!!  To finish off this card, I added the panel to a Tropical Teal card base, and then added a thin strip of gold mirror cardstock next to my stenciled piece and a sentiment using PTI's Penned Elegance Christmas that I embossed in gold on a die cut oval gifted to me by my sweet friend Michele.

There's still over a week left to play along in this challenge, so bling it up and play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. This is perfectly glittered, sparkly and it simply shines!! The colors and the sparkle is stunning my friend. You rocked this challenge!

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    1. I forgot to congratulate you on your win at CKC. So happy when friends win. Congratulations!!

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  2. I do love a pretty sparkle and this is amazing Marcia! I'll be it's glorious in real life! Another fabulous card!

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  3. This looks wonderful, MArcia! Soooo much sparkle and colour and dimension. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x BTW, Rudolph picked your name in his random raffle, so if you could get in touch I'll get your prize on it's way. xxx

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  4. Thanks...I did email on the side bar, so let me know if it didn't come through.

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  5. Oh my, you're right, Marcia ... that glass gel really does shine amazingly ... it's just gorgeous! Love the teals with the touches of gold, it's so rich and opulent! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. Oh my, Marcia...Your glass beads glitter gel over your stencil is Stunning! TFS the close up of the glitter. I added my recent Christmas tag card to the new to me challenge because of you, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

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  7. Lots of sparkle here, Marcia! A wonderful layout too!

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  8. This is just stunning Marcia... I'm blown away with it!

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  9. Marcia I am not a glitter, or glam girl, but this might just make me a convert! So pretty! I'll bet that is so fab irl! You didn't take long to use one of those little ovals, my friend! xx
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  10. Wow - just love that TH stencil with all the glitter, Marcia! Fab sentiment oval too!!

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  11. The glass gel looks amazing! Love all the sparkle and those gorgeous colors!

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  12. Love the colors you used & the Glass Bead Glitter Gel does make for a stunningly gorgeous image! I haven't used mine in ages--thanks for the inspiration, Marcia! So glad you joined the Christmas Kickstart Challenge--Greta, Guest Elf

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  13. Gorgeous card, Marcia! I have missed seeing your work.

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