The first I've entered into the "Anything but Christmas" challenge at Totally Papercrafts. Making it was the perfect antidote to all the reindeers, Christmas trees and snow! I'm going to send it to my Mum who often needs cheering up.
The black is black sparkle embossing powder. The sparkle doesn't show up in photos (so annoying!) so looks a bit odd, but in real life there is sparkly glitter all around the writing and splodgy black. Here's a slightly better pic...
love those sparkles!
The second card is what I made with the blank I showed in my previous post. I'm really happy with how it turned out - especially as I had a major disaster with this card. I was being impatient and thoughtless, and didn't let the background dry completely before stamping the bird cage and pouring on embossing powder, so when I shook it off... just a huge horrible mess! It took a lot of patience and a very tiny paintbrush to get some sort of birdcage shape back from that mess!
That's all for me today. I've got a work Christmas party tomorrow night and out on Wednesday so I've put all my craft stuff away - otherwise my husband will be tripping over it and cursing me when he gets to work coated in glitter...!