Monday, 25 November 2013

Sparkle & Glitter Christmas card

I am not overly fond of glitter (especially the loose one) but I do like shiny things... And shiny is good for Christmas cards!

I used a brand new Uniko Studio sentiment to "suspend" my old bauble stamp (Katzelkraft) and stamped with black ink before embossing with WOW Blue Pearl embossing powder.
I painted the baubles with metallic pencils to add some shine, but when used with water the effect is very subtle as the particles are extremely fine, even in real life it is difficult to see.
To obtain further shine, I started applying Copic Spica clear pen, but I don't know what the problem is, although if shaken vigorously it manages to spray its glittery ink, under normal use... nothing, the pen is just dry.
And then for the glitter... I used Sparkle Medium in Jade (Imagination Crafts) with a stencil and loose white glitter on a zig-zag die-cut.
A note about the Blue Pearl embossing powder I used in this project: this is an interference colour (WOW have other colours) and depending on the background over which it is applied, the colour looks different. The angle of the light also changes the colour too. In the photo below the colour is clearly blue (sorry for the blur) whilst in the first picture it looks more black. On top of white, it looked pearly white.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Imagination Crafts - Glitter and Sparkle
Uniko Studio - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Arty Inklings - Christmas Cheer
Polka Doodle - Christmas
SSS Monday challenge - Counting Down to the holidays

If you have had similar problems with Copic Spicas, please share in your comments, I don't know if the pen is ready to be chucked out, although I haven't used it much!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Oooooh shiny! Love how you've hung the baubles from the sentiment & those baubles sure have some shine. The glittery chevrons add a perfect touch too. Super happy to see you joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  2. Beautiful Christmas baubles! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  3. Ta carte est superbe avec ces boules en Katzelkraft et ces touches d'embossage et de glitter... Merci pour toutes tes explications, personnellement je n'ai pas de marker copic donc je ne peux pas te répondre... en tout cas, j'ai bien aimé aussi voir l'effet du Sparkle Medium que j'hésite encore à acheter...! Pas sur que je résiste encore bien longtemps, hum.. :) Bises

  4. Great use of the stamps, the baubles hang beautifully from the sentiment. Love the colouring of the baubles and the glittery chevrons.

    Sylv xx

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful ornaments and the shimmery chevron trimming!

  6. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at Imagination Crafts

    Linda xxx
    Blog Owner

  7. Those are gorgeous baubles :)
    Von ♥

  8. What a fabulous holiday card! Love all the glitter and sparkle.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)