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It’s that time of year.

You’ve got to do your Christmas Cards.

I am here to tell you: Don’t be ambitious.  Be realistic.

You need a card that is a) beautiful b) quick and c) has a wow factor.

That’s this card. Say hello to… Well. Simply – one glittery bulb using Stampin’ Up! products.

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You can make these in bulk quickly.

Step one: Stamp using versamark your image onto watercolour paper.  I chose this delightful Stampin’ Up! Happy Ornament stamp set. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. I usually do this in batches of 10.

Step two: Watercolour using your Stampin’ Write markers and an aqua painter.  See last months Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post on how to do this.  Let air dry or use a heat gun.

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Step Three: It’s concoction time.  To achieve this “glittery bulb” look, I took a piece of transparency and poured some Crystal Effects (also known as Glossy Accents).  I added some Iridescent Ice Glitter from Stampin’ Up!  I mixed it up until it was a paste.

Step Four: Using an old paint brush, paint the glittery paste over top of the watercoloured bulb.

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Step Five: Let dry. Don’t touch.

Now that’s one glittery bulb.

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Easy peezy.  Now get cracking because you only have a couple weeks before you have to have those cards in the mail!

Happy Creating!

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! and are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador

http://www.inthecatcave.com

Supplies and images used are © 2016 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Whisper White cardstock, watercolour paper, Happy Ornament stamp set, Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write marker, Smoky slate Stampin’ Write marker, black archival ink, Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write marker, aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Iridescent Ice glitter, old paint brush + piece of transparency

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