October 03, 2010

Retro and Glimmer Mist peeks


So what do you think of the PCD sneak peeks so far? SO cute, right?*grin*
This card uses mainly the Retro Christmas Backgrounds and a sentiment from Retro Christmas.
Can I tell you how much I adore Glimmer Mist? Originally I thought, "ehhh, what's the big deal?" But now...oh now I know! What a fun product! It just really adds that 'something special' to a project. The trouble is trying to photograph it...grrr. It's really visible IRL, but not so easy to see through a photo.
I sprayed the wreath of lights circle with Honeydew GM and it's amazing how it sparkles. It makes it look like real lights almost! I also sprayed some Pearl GM on a sheet of acetate and used a q-tip to add a thin layer to each of the white lights on the red BG.  I wish you could see how pretty they look in person. 


For this non-traditional card I used a fun masking technique with Turquoise GM.  I stamped the ornament images on masking paper and cut them out. After placing them where I wanted them, I sprayed the CS with turquoise GM and then removed the masks!
 It allowed me to add the sparkle stamp to the middles and a rhinestone too! The white embossed swirls on the grey are the "strings" for the lights that I used in the first card. I liked them all alone too, don't you?


One more!


On this fun purple and green card, I sprayed the Honeydew GM both on the strip of CS where I stamped the string of lights and the ribbon too! It makes the ribbon sparkle so prettily!! I also used the Houndstooth stamp on this one. LOVE THAT STAMP!

OK, so now you've seen lots of samples using the new Retro Christmas and Retro Christmas Backgrounds sets that PCD will be releasing on October 5th. I love that the light bulb images are both an outline AND a solid filler image, so I don't have to color each bulb if I don't want to!

Thanks for putting up with so much chatter today, hope you like these three cards!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT too for even more amazing goodies.
and the three guest designers too,
Jackie, Heather, and Christina.


*mwah*

29 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, these are so fun and beautiful, Dana! I love the purple one with the houndtooth stamp!

Sue Ann said...

I ADORE the Christmas lights, those were the kind my parents had when I was a kid!! Beautiful work Dana...I really have to get some lighter GM's. I have to tell you I have been cracking up over the last release and this one with all the Christmas cards you are making sinceI know you told me you do not send Christmas cards.... I guess some lucky people will be getting some treats from you this year :) xoxo

Keva said...

Oh. My. I simply MUST have this set. Both sets!! I love retro Christmas cards and KNOW that I'll be making plenty of cards with this set. I gotta get it. Your cards look great, btw. I'm sure they sparkle oh so perfectly. The layouts are perfect and that wreath of lights on the first one is so cute! Love love love this set, girl!!

Christina said...

Fabulous samples today, Dana! I love the non-traditional colors on these and the strand of lights is adorable. I'm sure they sparkle beautifully in person!

Karen B. said...

All your cards are just wonderful, especially the top. So creative, so festive!

Jackie Solomon said...

These are gorgeous!! I especially love the purple and green one. Those lights are really cute.

Laurie said...

Dana these are both adorable cards! I am loving those lights!! Too cute!!

(uh oh! Look at me...it's Sunday and I am on the computer!) :( hehe!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Wowza, love all 3 of your creations and I think the 1st one is my favorite with the purple and green running a very close second.

Amy said...

Dana....all three of these are super but that last card is my favorite! Love that gorgeous color combo and bow....I mean its PERFECT!!!!

~amy~ said...

sooooooo fun & festive Dana...

..::Paulina::.. said...

You did such an awesome job on this post, Dana. Each card is so unique! I have to say, the last card has taken my heart. The colors are amazing and you know how much I love that ribbon! :) What ink did you use for the houndstooth? I LOVE that color!

Ayana Posadas said...

These look fantastic, Dana!
I love them all! So fun!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! I love GM, too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All three are super. But I'm loving the purple and green the best!

Belinda said...

Oooh, love the fun colors! I bet the mist adds a lot! Yeah, I totally get what you mean about Glimmer Mist! Haha, I was so anti it and now I want every color out there. Ok, actually, I bought some of the mini misters to make my own. But yeah, so fun! And yeah, totally know what you mean that you can't tell in photos!

Silke Ledlow said...

Dana, your X-mas cards are so, so fun!!! Love the non-traditional colors you used...and yes the images are so cute too!!! Hugs ~S~

Brandi said...

Hey Dana,
Cute cards! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Upstate meaning Saratoga Springs. Are you close to there?
Brandi

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! I'm loving all of your Christmas cards! If you like Glimmer Mist... you should try out some of Studio Calico's Mr. Huey (sp?) sprays. They're similar... but have a much more opaque coverage & are matte instead of shimmery. Anyway... you know how I like to enable you to spend $$$. ;)

jen said...

These are all so great! Love the look you've achieved using the mists so many ways!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

You are on FIRE my Friend ;-)
I love them all!
Your creativity blows me away!

Nerina said...

DANA!! *thunk* .... how can you possibly put so many gorgeous cards into one post?????? These are all fantastic - I love the clean lines and the gorgeous colours ... I'm just in AWE - completely struck!

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Laura.K said...

Wow. Such nice cards. My favorite is the one in purple and green. Amazing.

Lindsay said...

Oh Dana! These cards are knock-out for sure! I love that masking technique you did with the ornaments. Genious!

Mary said...

My fave is that purple and green card. Very pretty...love that color combo. I can almost...note I said ALMOST see Glimmer Mist replacing Stickles for my most fave product. Guess I need to try them out....hmmm...

AnitaRex said...

I love these cards as they aren't traditional colors! So pretty and loving your use of GM!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS DANA!!! I am in BIG trouble this month.. I seem to want STAMPS from EVERYONE this month! LOL!!

Mara... said...

What beautiful cards!!! I love all the big ribbon bows, they add so much to your cards!

Jen Carter said...

Wow! These are all terrific! You do such beautiful work! Love how you did the masking with the glimmer mist...very clever!