Tuesday, December 1, 2015

yes, virginia it is a glitter beard


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It's kind of a crazy day (this is my fourth post for the day), but TODAY the first thing on my list was to make a card for Virginia's View Challenge #21.  Unfortunately, it's going to be the last challenge for, a while. For, ever? Virginia has decided she's going to take a break and I want to make sure she has a fantastic last hurrah! She's been so inspiring this past year. And always on top of the trends.


And I felt compelled (yep) to make an unconventional card. Did you catch this a couple days ago? People, this was trending on Instagram!!!  Wait, is it Dec 1st or April Fool's?!?!?



Anyhoo (OMG... "morningwood")... anyhoo, meet my glitter beard.


Well, not really MY beard (although in the whole cray cray realm of this trend I hear the ladies are glittering their armpit hair - what?!?!?! - now too). OK, I'm done, I promise.

Just one more shot of Mr Glitter Beard Santa up close.


Since you may never visit me again (doesn't that guy on the left look like Ellen DeGeneres???), before you go let me tell you how I made this.


I grabbed the Sunday Stamps sketch #114, Waltzingmouse Around Christmastime stamp set and my gold glitter glue and glitter. Stamped the image in black and heat embossed it clear. Copic colored the hat and went to town glittering Santa's beard, first with the glitter glue and then I dumped on the loose glitter. A la The Gay Beards.

A panel of Pink Paislee Luxe PP, which is so cool cuz it's also shiny like the heat embossed area, and a strip of red GLITTER CS later, I was done! Join the fun at Virginia's, won't you? I'm off to hook up at:

The Challenge - A non-Traditional Card

AAA Card Challenge - Anything Goes

 Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

 SSS Monday Challenge - Gentlemen



26 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Oh my, Maria....your creativity never cease to amaze me ( and I said that many times already)!! The gold beard looks fitting on Santa and does add that touch of festivity!! I did watch the video and was quite intrigued....now if only I can convince hubby to grow a beard AND put glitter on. That might be a challenge, you think? The biggest challenge might be that he hates making a mess! Thank you for your awesome support with this challenge and I so appreciate that you are huge part of this! Danke scheon!! xo

Marlena M. said...

This caught my eye at The Challenge! Such striking colors and the gold beard is awesome, Maria. I haven't seen the glitter beard trending (hahahaha!), but I'll keep my eyes open for it and remember I heard it first here :) ~

Virginia Lu said...

I didn't realize that I was not a follower...(head hanging in shame). My bad. So, I just corrected that.

Monika Reeck said...

Hihi the beard from glitter..you are so creative Maria..
Cute idea ..cool glitter n santa Hat and great used the Sunday Stamps sketch...great chevron there too..I have so less chevron Maria...tell me please which brand is it...I must buy...my mail is monik1973(at)yahoo(dot)com...thanks for your nice words to my christmas bauble with reindeer card..you make me blush.hugs
Monika

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious and your card is gorgeous!!!

Jane said...

That's a great fun image and I love his glittery beard. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

shirley-bee said...

O.M.G. The company you keep... Inspired a great card, though!

stampwithamyk said...

Ha, that's awesome! Love the glittery beard on your little Santa. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Thanks so much for the funny video - it set me in the right mood for the day! I LOVE your glittery santa - perfection!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

HaHaHa, very funny! I am laughing and yet, somehow, I love the card! Fun!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is one fabulous, amazing card!!! The glitter beard is, just WOW!!! You knocked this out of the park, m'dear!

Kylie said...

hmmmm too much info re the armpit hair? LOL. I've seen this trend with the glittered beards lol. LOVE your Santa, he looks awesome with getting his glitter on! xx

Cris G said...

Ha ha, really fun! Those guys didn't need to experiment glitter on their beards, they could have asked to a card maker and anyone would have told them that glitter sticks everywhere :). But ok, they had a different purpose. Love your Santa's glittery beard. When I saw that stamp in b&w and in small size, at WMS, I couldn't understand for a moment what that image was representing :s. Yours is very easy to understand. Gorgeous card too!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....just love this card and what an amazing gold beard! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Suchi said...

Hehe....such a fun card and a cool post! LOVE those chevrons and adore the ginger bread santa! :)
Suchi xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

If there was EVER a beard that was crying out to be trendy and glittered it was THIS beard! Your eye for design and your brilliant execution never cease to amaze me, Maria! This is one of my Top Ten Christmas Cards of 2015!! And it was a lovely tribute to sweet Virginia!! Hugs, Darnell - And, yes, he does!!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Manuela said...

genialer Glittergoldbart :-) wieder eine super Karte!

Happy Dance said...

I'll admit that glitter beards kind of creep me out at my age... but your Santa's beard is much better than most! (I definitely see Ellen in that one guy, too....) Great design if I may say so, all festive and sparkly. Really a fun card Maria! Just love it! Bev

Teresa Kline said...

hello! this is truly amazing, luv this card! so glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Barbara Schiassi said...

Your glittery card is absolutely fun and beautiful! Love your Santa! Thanks for sharing with us your project on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog! Barbarayaya

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool!

Jenny Colacicco said...

This is so totally awesome - and I love the way you've taken something that's trending right now and put it into card form - you should do this all the time!! Am wondering if I can get my hubby to do this to his goatee. LOL!! FAB card. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Ohhhh, gorgeous! The graphic look and black and white really let your glittered beard pop! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Challenge!

Celeste Goff said...

Love, love, love this amazing moon image and how embossed it onto the focal piece!

Anita in France said...

You combined fun and stylish perfectly, Maria ... love the crisp, graphic chevrons ... and that glitter gold bearded Santa is brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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