Thursday, August 5, 2010

Frosted Christmastini

Oh, I love how this turned out. The photos do not do it justice. The manual setting on my camera doesn't work and the micro beads really confused the autofocus. Believe me I tried!

I've been toying with the idea for several days, since I saw the Stamping Bella challenge for the week. I wanted to play but my Bellas were just too small to paper piece so I wanted to use this image - Christmastini. The trick was the glass. I wanted to get a real crystal effect. In the end, it looks more like a frosted glass but I'm so happy how it turned out. I stamped the glass on acetate and covered it with Scoretape. I then covered the whole thing with microbeads to give it some texture and then sandwiched the beads with more Scoretape to adhere the glass to the paperpieced ornament and background. I haven't seen this particular effect before so I hope you enjoy it. The ornament is some DP scraps with Stickles for the swirls. I used brushed gold paper for the ornament clasp and swivel stick. The star is a piece of confetti I've had lying around for years. To get the thin border on my Nestie image, I used my Big Shot and cut the green and white using the same Nestie and then hand-cut the white along the embossed line.

The layout is this week's sketch from Paperworks and I think it fit perfectly. I did change the dimensions on the card. It is a 4.25*5 inch card. I cut the paper the wrong size and re-cut paper to do a standard card but wen I went to put the card together I thought the "mistake" was better balanced.

Other Challenges this card meets:
Sir Stampalot - Bring on the Bling
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Paper Piecing
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas
My Time to Craft - Let's Eat Cake or Drink it Up
Papertake Weekly - White and Bright
Simon Says Stamp - Sing it Baby (My Song is "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson)
Stamp Something - Christmas in July (August)
The Pink Elephant - Something Yummy


  1. Oh wow its looks stunning here so can't imagine how good it is in real life. You have captured the frostiness perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

  2. Very pretty! I really love the glitter you added to the ornament. Thanks for playing along in the PaperWorks Sketch :)

  3. yum, my kind of card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  4. What a brilliant technique and i love the unusual Chistmas image .. thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  5. Fabulous card, love the sparkle and I can imagine it must be simply amazing in real life!

  6. Beautiful Christmas Card, beautiful image and papers, loving your colours…

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamp Something “Christmas in July” Challenge this week!

  7. Fabulous,love the sparkle.

  8. WOW!!! that is just fantastic, just love the idea its great
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
    Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

  9. WOW it looks stunning, What a lot of work you have put into it. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo

  10. Oh how delish is this frosted glass effect with that ornament inside! Wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration & thanks for joining us at creative Inspirations for anything goes.

  11. Ohhh a Frosted Christmastini, Too bad there's no liquid in, great card, thanks for joining Lexi's!

  12. fab card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

  13. Oh so lovely, thanks for playing along at Paperworks Co. with us this week.

  14. Wow what a stunning card I love what you have done with your glass it looks amazing...fab X

  15. You are amazing! Can't wait to see it in person!

  16. Great song!! I am sure that you are right about your card looking better irl. I hate that it is so hard to photograph any kind of bling. Even so, I love it!! It's a great idea and I love all of the detail!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
    xoxo, Christine