A Little Sparkle – Team Stamp It! Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Christmas in July Blog Hop!!  So excited to be hopping with you today!  I just love how this turned out and it is so easy to do!

Lovely As A Tree, LaaT, Star of Light, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Embossing Paste, Glitter, Christmas

Let me show you a close up of the tree – and then explain what I did:

Lovely As A Tree, LaaT, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Christmas, Embossing Paste, Glitter

Do you see all that sparkle?  I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the Embossing Paste and then swiped it over my stamped image!  IRL it looks like it is snowing!  With just a thin layer of Embossing Paste, the glitter sticks and looks so pretty!

As you probably guessed, I used Lovely As A Tree for my image.  I colored the tree with Garden Green and the trunk with Chocolate Chip.  Once it dried, I covered the entire layer with the mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Embossing Paste.  The paste dried in no time!

I layered the image on Basic Black.  I tied silver thread around the top and then layered the panel on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Be Merry DSP pack.  That was then layered on Silver Foil and finally onto a Garden Green base.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White then die cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  This was popped into a banner of Garden Green using the same die.  Lastly, a scrap of SIlver Foil was used again with the same die, cut in half and adhered to the back.

I’d love to know what you think of this card.  I’ll be making some of these for my cards this year as I am just so happy with how it looks!

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158 thoughts on “A Little Sparkle – Team Stamp It! Blog Hop”

        1. I have not noticed any odour from the paste and my customers have not commented about any odor either when we used it at a workshop.

  1. When I first saw your card I thought simple but elegant. Then I saw your second photo. OMG LOVE. So the simple had to go lol this is an elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing. #stampitcontest

    1. lol – thanks so much! Yes, my first picture really doesn’t do it justice – I’m so happy you continued down to the next.

  2. #stampitcontest Beautiful card. Thanks for the idea of using the embossing paste with the Dazzling Diamonds.

  3. Love the simplistic of this card. It still is so beautiful and doesn’t need a lot to make it look amazing.

  4. wonderful color combo and ingenious use of the embossing paste and glitter. It does, indeed, look like it is snowing. I just love this card!!! tyfs #stampitcontest

  5. #stampitcontest
    So beautiful and much easier than using the dryer sheet and glue. Thanks a bunch!

  6. #stampitcontest
    I love your card and just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your tip on how you made the card sparkle.You are so clever thinking up a way to do that.Have a lovely day and thank you…you have inspired me to try this for myself.

  7. #stampitcontest
    What a great card-I may have to CASE this one! Clever use of the
    embossing paste. I didn’t know you could go over inked images with it.
    Stunning and simple. Great job.

  8. #stampitcontest. Lovely as a Tree my all time favorite! Lovely card! I think I’ll try this one!

  9. #stampitcontest There’s nothing like a Christmas in July blog hop to get one through a hot summer night! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! I think it takes a lot of guts to work with glitter, but the effect is so pretty!

    1. Thank you! And trust me, working with glitter this way definitely reduced the amount I had all over my craft table!

  10. Wow! This is a beautiful card…classic and will never go out of style. I love anything that sparkles and love your use of dazzling diamonds here. Lovely as a Tree is always a great choice! #stampitcontest

  11. #stampingcontest
    Just love the glitz and sparkle your card has, great set to use for your card.

  12. #stampitcontest
    Love it! Who wouldn’t?! Great idea for the diamonds and paste – does that sound funny? – I’ll be trying that myself.

  13. #stampitcontest
    I love how you used the embossing paste to create your snow and the dazzling diamonds to make it “glitter and shine”. I just love it. Thanks for sharing. I will probably copy this technique on future cards 🙂

  14. #stampitcontest Love the simplicity of your card and the new idea for the embossing paste.

  15. Such a clever idea with the Embossing Paste! It really makes the card pop!

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for the great idea of mixing the embossing paste with the glitter–I’m going to have to try that!! #stampitcontest

  17. #stampitcontest
    Luv all the sparkle on this card, and seeing the tree wants to to start singing “Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely re thy branches….beautiful card

  18. Oh this is beautiful! I love all the trees that Stampin up creates. What makes this card for me is the layering under the sentiment. TFS! #stampitcontest

  19. #stampitcontest
    Thank you for sharing this card. I will have to try the paste and dazzling diamonds. Beautiful card.

    1. Jenny – Here you go: Garden Green Base – 4 1/4″ x 11″, Silver Foil – 4 x 5 1/4″, Designer Paper – 3 3/4 x 5″, Black – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″, White – 2 5/8 x 4 3/8″. The foil banner under the sentiment is 1/2 by 3 1/4″ – then snip the two ends with the Triple Banner punch. The sentiment and Garden Green were die cut. Have fun!

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