Saturday, July 11, 2015

Christmas in July

Our challenge this month was to use at least one stamp on our Christmas card.  I had this new stencil and even though it is a quilting template I imagined it all sparkle in my head and how that would make a pretty background for a Christmas card.  I ended up making 4 different panels when I was playing around so you will be seeing this background again soon I am sure.

This was my first time using Molding paste with a stencil, after lifting up the stencil I added the glitter to the wet paste and let it dry over night.  Although it doesn't show great detail I still think I like the results, other than I think next time I would use Ultra fine glitter, this glitter is a bit chunky.

Studio 490 -- Vintage Quilt Stencil
Golden -- Molding paste
Silver glitter
Inkadinkado -- Holiday Silhouettes stamp
Silver Detailed embossing powder
Cream Shimmer paper
Bazzill -- Brads

Our cat Jip (Anna's sister)  has passed away yesterday.  She had all the same signs that Anna went through when she passed, so instead of taking her through all the testing, we decided to just let her go.  The day before I spent the whole day with her, we sat out on the deck and she watched the birds fly around and we did a lot of cuddling.  She was a lot of work for me because of her seizures, and I just accommodated to it all over time, now that she is gone my husband and I were talking about all the things we don't have to worry about anymore and it just seems so weird.  Poor Peanut doesn't really know what is going on now that Anna and Jip are both gone, she gave Jip kisses before we left, I think with my crying she knew something was up.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend, we are back to summer temps again, in the 90's for the next week.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Connie, well done on venturing into paste and glitter. I actually mixd the glitter on my craft mat in the paste before adding it to stencil if that helps with fineness of glitter, it is a different effect, though.
Sorry to hear of puss' passing, it really is hard I remember it with our Snooksy years ago now, she was beautiful tabby.
Shaz in oz.x

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Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card and love your kitty
warm hello from sunny California
current "Throwback Thursday challenge" at my blog: any shaped card

handmade by amalia said...

Very elegant with a touch of vintage, a lovely card.

Stephanie said...

Awww... I'm so sorry about Jip :( She looks like my sweet Ebony....

Your card is very beautiful, my friend. I love the sparkly glitter :) Hugs

Connie said...

Hi Connie, I use to make all of my greeting cards and I needed to start making my Christmas cards around this time of the year, or I never got them done in time to mail out for Christmas. Your card is lovely . . . I know that your friends and family treasure their handmade cards. Some cards get thrown away, but that is not the case with ones that are made from the hands of loved ones:) It's a wonderful way to show your love.
Have a lovely weekend.
Connie :)

Debbie said...

summer temps = indoor crafting time!!! the card is so pretty, so sparkly!!!!

Diane said...

Oh Connie, I know how it is to lose a pet I am so sorry.

I have never used molding paste but I love the technique and how your gorgeous card turned out.

Hugs diane

Susan (rainy) said...

So very hard to lose a pet. Very sorry about your loss, Connie.

Your glittery background is really amazing... perfect for a Christmas card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Connie. Love the texture. That stencil is so pretty and the silver finish on top of the paste looks wonderful.

Leslie Miller said...

I love the pretty stamp and the chunky glitter looks great. I'm so sorry about Jip. It leaves a big hole in your life when you lose a pet. I'm glad you spent a good last day with her.