My first card is a card I made for this last Christmas. It uses a technique called glitter masking from Technique Junkies.
This technique is so pretty. It just sparkles like crazy.
Basically for this technique, you need to run a piece of card stock through a Xyron machine to make it all sticky. After you remove the plastic, take the card stock off the release paper (the white sheet) and set aside. Use the release paper with a Big Shot die cut to create a mask for your project. Cut as many masks as you would like. You will then place the release paper die cuts on your sticky card stock in whatever pattern you choose. Sprinkle glitter on the card. Then remove the masks and sprinkle a different color glitter over the card stock.
You can see how the mask allows you to have two colors of glitter on your card as a background. I die cut another snowflake, ran it through the Xyron, and added glitter for dimension, and topped it off with a build a brad.
For more detailed instructions on glitter masking, check out Technique Junkies. You will love the techniques they teach you, and tell Pat that Julie Glasgow sent you.
If you decide to join me making early Christmas cards, please leave me a comment and leave a link to your blog post. If you don't have a blog, send me your picture and I will post it to this site.