Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sparkles, Sparkles EVERYWHERE!

I was in love with this picture from Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!
I loved all of the colors and sparkle in the picture so I decided to sponge my own ornaments and add some sparkle of my own.
I started by die cutting two each of the small ornament and large ornament from the Holiday Ornaments Framelits.  I used the negative parts to sponge inside of and the positive parts as masks.  It is hard to tell from the picture but some of the ornaments are actually red!  I then heat set Heat & Stick Powder over the top of the whole thing and then poured Dazzling Diamonds over it while it was still hot.  I didn't want to take away from this effect, so I kept the rest of the card simple with the plain ornament and sentiment banner. 
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Real Red
Tools: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Heat & Stick Powder, Heat Tool, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, sponges
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Dimensionals


  1. WOW!!! Great sparkle!!! Great color combo!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  2. WAHOO!!! This card is SO awesome. I love all the layered ornaments and your take on the inspiration photo. Thank you for adding your fabulous card to our challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. Wow, that masking is so fabulously done! I love all the glitter and how you let it "shine" by keeping the rest simple. Thanks for playing with HSS.

  4. Super cool idea! Way to be inspired! I love this card!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. You rocked the glitter! I am such a huge fan of glitter that even my husband and sons usually have specks of glitter on themselves :D Super pretty card, it must have taken a lot of patience to get the sponging done so perfectly. The result is stunningly sparkly! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

  6. Wow! That is a lot of sparkle! So pretty! Great use of the bright colors too! Thanks for playing at HSS Shanna!

  7. WOW! I must learn how to do this. You are so talented. Love the polka-dotted ornament too!

  8. Wow great interpretation of the picture. Love all the glitter and I can only imagine how long it took. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  9. Gorgeous effect! I bet this is even more stunning in person!!