Sunday, November 8, 2009

And Yet Another Shimmery Tree Card!

I just can't help myself-that shimmer paint is just plain habit forming!
The snow was made by tearing Whisper White paper into strips and painting them with Frost White shimmer paint. After I arranged them on my Real Red card base I simply trimmed them to fit and added some Dazzling Diamonds to the torn edges. The trees are from Patterned Pines, a level 1 hostess set, the sentiment is from Christmas Classics, the snowflakes are from Serene Snowflake and the presents are from a retired SU set. The trees were inked with Garden Green and daubed with shimmer paint.

The first year I stamped my Christmas cards was not pretty because I waited until December 10 to even start. The first 5 or so were not so bad but I wanted glitter on them (Night of Navy cardstock, angel stamp you know it screams glitter!) and I didn't know about the 2-Way Glue pen so I was using Elmers-yes I said Elmers. Do you know how long it takes for a blob of Elmers to dry????? FOREVER!!!!! And I was under a deadline-how fast can the Post Office deliver these and I had a gift exchange to go to AND THIS IS MY LAST FREE NIGHT UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Anyway I soon gave up the glitter (GASP!) and made my cards groaning and complaining about how this was so not fun!
When I handed out my cards I put them in envelopes then put the names on them so some people got glitter some did not but no favoriticism just blind chance. Okay there is a purpose to this story. After that I promised myself:
(1) I would make my Christmas cards early!
(2) They would be fun to make!
(3) They would have glitter and/or bling (with a 2-Way Glue Pen not Elmers!) so

MY CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE FINISHED!!!!!! ALL 75 OF THEM!!!!! In celebration I am eating the last of the Halloween kisses!!


Lois said...

Your Christmas card is very pretty, Love the colors and everything.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Rhonda and love the scene you made!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 10. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

HeathersHobby said...

I love the story! Right after I started scrapbooking I went to a huge convention/trade show in the Dallas area. One of the workshops I paid to attend said you needed "wet glue". What did I take? Elmer's! Thanks for the laugh.

Lynzart said...

What you write is just as interesting as what you stamp. I enjoy the stories and the cards. I can see why you are a fan of shimmer paint. Very pretty.

Shari Nelson said...

Funny story! Congrats on getting your cards done. I hope I get some done, lucky for me I have some from last year that I can use. I am so busy with school and don't have much time to stamp. I really enjoy your blog! Love the card too!


LOL that story made me laugh, love your shimmer card and well done on finishing all the cards did you enjoy the halloween kisses? Hugs monica xx

trisha too said...

yay you!

PRETTY card!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda!

Very pretty!

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