I joined two challenges for today's creation. At Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #239, it was a color challenge. We were to use gold, copper, and turquoise. I have to admit, I had to dig deep to find something copper in my craft room. Gold, no problem. Copper, ummm let me check. I did end up buying some copper stickles today at a craft store (which I ended up not using). I decided that I wanted to emboss the image of the Holy Family with gold embossing powder. While I was trying to pull this card together, I really wanted to use the star stamp that was in the stamp set. I remembered that I had a whole collection of Martha Stewart glitter in the bottom of a drawer. So I pulled that out, and there it was, copper colored glitter. I stamped the stars with Versamark, added a little heat and stick power, heat it, poured the glitter over, and heat set it. Viola, copper colored glittery stars.
The second challenge I took was the "Just Us Girls" Challenge # 384. This week was to use a stencil. I had one from the glimmer mist that I haven't used in years, so I was excited to pull that out and use it. I used it with some Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. It created a very soft, shimmery background. I had a hard time photographing it, but in real life it's very pretty.
Stamps: Glory to God - Close to My Heart
Inks: Versamark, Tuxedo Black - Memento
Cardstock - Lagoon - Close to My Heart
Glitter - Martha Stewart
Glimmer mist and Stencil - Tattered Angels
Gold Cording and Heat and Stick Powder - Stampin' Up!