Friday, 30 October 2015

Snowy & Sparkly

I have a set of Christmas cards to share today...all made from a piece of inky blue, sparkly snowflake covered panel that I made. I started by stamping and heat embossing a Hero Arts Snowflakes' stamp on plain white card using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. Then I blended several colours of Distress Ink over the top (Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles & Cracked Pistachio), before spritzing with 'Baby's Breath' Shimmerz paint to make it nice and sparkly. I added a Lili of the Valley stamped sentiment...although I didn't manage to capture the sparkle in any of my photographs, so you'll just have to take my word for it!

For the first two cards, I followed the sketch over at Jingle Belles...cutting the curved panels using my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Border' dies, and adding some die cut snowflakes (cut using a Memory Box die, then coated with sparkle using a Wink of Stella pen, with an adhesive pearl in the centre).



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For the second two cards, I followed this week's Less is More sketch, simply cutting a pennant shape.


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22 comments:

Babs Watson said...

Gorgeous CAS cards love the sparkle and the resistance technique..
Babs..

April Cheetham said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you have combined your gorgeous resist embossed background with the curvy dies. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

SmilynStef said...

I love how you were able to use your inky sparkly paper to make multiple cards ... such a pretty shade of blue ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh wow! They are just fabulous! I think both sets are just lovely and perfectly CAS. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done and a great take on the sketch
thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Patricia Hays said...

What a fantastic collection of cards you have here! You did a wonderful job with your resist technique. I love the shimmer effect. Thanks for sharing your amazing artwork with us at 52CCT! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

sandie said...

These are stunning-fabulous inking and love the sparkle. Thanks for joining TO

jenn shurkus said...

snowflakes are my fave!! (as long as they are on the card and not in the sky ;) ) and i love your cards!!! thank you for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

fabiola jaques said...

magnifique et très élégant Helen, la sobriété lui sied a merveille, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Lucinda said...

I love your curvy panels, they're so elegant, and the colour really pops. Beautiful!

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely CAS card and blues and white....thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends Challenge!

Lisa Kind said...

You certainly got some mileage out of that blue cardstock you created! These are beautiful! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Diane Louise Janion said...

Hello Helen... you have made beautiful clean & Simple Christmas card for the 'use your favourite colour' challenge over at Crafty Friends... They are so elegant looking. Hope you can join us again for our next challenge. Good luck.
Hugs Diane Louise (DT) xx

Neets B said...

Love both of these wonderful designs. Lovely shades of blue too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Barbara said...

Such lovely cards! Wonderful snowflakes...

Anne said...

Gorgeous paper and you got lots of super cards from it Helen!
Thank you for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Helen these are two wonderful CAS style cards thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
hugs
lorraine x

Jill Vickers said...

The shimmery blue and white make such a beautiful winter colour combo - perfectly accented with your snowflakes! Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥! love all 4 of these, but i'm bound to say your gorgeous take on stephanie's sketch is my fave, right? (plus it's the most sparkly, lol!) totally love that you've used the same "ingredients" on both sets, very cool. thanks for joining our sketchy JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥

Neva Zver said...

Cute card with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Chrissie said...

My trip to Disneyland Paris with my grandchildren last week put me all behind with my commenting, I'm sorry this is so late!
These are terrific Helen, I love the mix of snow with blue!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Samantha said...

Gorgeous cards Helen LOVE Love these! hugs me xx