I know that Stampin’ Up! retired the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (DDG) but it hasn’t been replaced with any other form of glitter. What is a crafter meant to do?? They just have to keep on using their Dazzling Diamonds! 🤣 It’s a fantastic product and I was very sad when I saw it was being retired. We do still have Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen which is very subtle in comparison with DDG – I might remake this card one day with Wink of Stella – I think it would make a good comparison!
If you think I go over the top with my DDG I wouldn’t argue with you! I started today’s card by tearing some pieces of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) towards me so I had a rough top edge on each piece. If I’m not explaining that very well please see the pieces I adhered inside this card.
Once I had torn two pieces of cardstock into four, I laid them on my top layer of Crumb Cake CS to see where I should adhere the first piece. Then I used Tombow to adhere them in place. Using my Stamparatus I stamped two snowmen and two tree images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The Stampin Blends I used to colour the trees was Old Olive and for the snowmen, I used dark Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Light Smokey Slate for the hat.
I die-cut them both and decided to try the Shimmery Crystal Effects on one of the tree images and put it to one side to dry. I had tried this last year when we first carried this product but I wasn’t impressed with it! The tree image I used this product on is the image I’ve adhered inside my card. I think it’s great for images that need a shine, e.g. balloons, berries, etc. but I won’t be using it for its glitter content!
I popped the trees on the front of the card with the snowman both on Dimensionals. For the “sky” area I used the snowflake stamp from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set and stamped them using our Whisper White Craft Ink. Craft Ink takes longer than regular ink to dry so I put my ceiling fan on full to help it dry sooner rather than later! LOL!
Talk about doing things back to front! I should have added the glitter to the snow and the snowflakes before I adhered the images to the card front but never mind I managed. The lines going across the snow were on the tear lines but this left quite a large area of white without glitter on the right-hand side of the snowman. I remedied this by drawing an extra line with my glue pen and put DDG over it – it worked really well. Next, I painted lines on the snowman and the trees and sprinkled them with DDG too!
It wasn’t until I was clearing up that I realised there’s a die in the matching Snow Time Dies to die-cut the sentiment – I’ll remember ext time! I feel that this card from start to finish has been a bit of a hotchpotch. My idea of revisiting this with Wink of Stella is getting to be a real possibility!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a lovely week and wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”