Tonight we are kicking off Preview week with Melanie Muenchinger's gorgeous Festive Frame stamp set. It is another large card-front sized image that works with so many different techniques! I'm sure you'll see a ton of awesome ideas on the blog hop tonight - I know I can't wait to see what everyone will be sharing.
My first card is a shaker card that I made with some Martha Stewart Glitter I picked up over the weekend at Michaels. Have you seen it? There are several different types there - I bought the shapes and the tinsel assortment packs.
I had such a hard time taking photos of the card so you could see the glitters, sparkle of the stickles, and the images - so bear with me with all my photos tonight... Remember, you can always click on my photos to make them larger.
After I completed the Shaker card, I went over the outer frame with a layer of silver Liquid pearls... which I ended up hating! Don't you hate it when what seems like a good idea turns out not to be! But, I shared the card with my mother-in-law this weekend and she loved it (so, it looks like this will be her Christmas card! lol!) and encouraged me to go ahead and share it with you all tonight.
Next, is a paper-mache ornament that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I painted the entire ornament with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint Crackle paint - that stuff is so much fun! The brush is included in the bottle and after you paint it you can zap it with your heat tool and it dries and cracks in seconds! That's my kind of paint!
I just used a portion of the stamp set and then layered the flower so that it is a little more 3D. Then, I added lots of stickles to the entire image. The bow was made with 3 ribbons and my bow-easy. Gina has ordered a ton more of those little treasures and they should be arriving soon! Hopefully in time for the release Thursday night!
For even more inspiration tonight, please visit the Illustrator of the Festive Frame stamp set Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Then, check in on our Center Stage Spotlight Designer, Diana Queen who has prepared a project for us tonight too.
After that, check out these GinaK Designer's joining in on the Preview blog hop tonight: