Here's my card as Design Team member for the Happy Little Stampers August Christmas Card Challenge with the theme of "Sparkle".
The word "sparkle" immediately made me think of stars so it seemed a great opportunity to use a new SU set called Bright and Beautiful, and a new stencil from Hero Arts.
The background uses the stencil with pearlescent embossing paste with glitter sprinkled over it while wet. I didn't have a gold that blended in with my glitter cs or my gold embossing paste so I mixed gold glitter with clear glitter to tone the gold down.
The large star is stamped, heat embossed, and die cut, and then topped with a smaller star die cut from gold glitter paper. Repeated the gold glitter paper for the background for the sentiment, and as luck would have it, I had the perfect sentiment with the word "sparkle" in it!
Stamps: SU Bright and Beautiful, A Muse sentiment
Ink: ColorBox Gold
Paper: gold glitter and cream cs
Accessories: Hero Arts star stencil, Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, Glitter Ritz gold and clear glitter, Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder, foam tape