Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sparkle Christmas


Hi everyone.   Today I'm sharing my Design Team card for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge.

This challenge is being hosted by the extremely talented Sarah (Sazzle Dazzle Crafts).  Sarah wants us to "Sparkle" with our cards. :)




This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers




I love to add a bit of sparkle to my cards ... especially Christmas cards.  This card is all die-cuts with the exception of the stamped sentiment.  I do love working with die-cuts ... and this time I used ones that aren't specific to Christmas to create a Christmas-y wreath. :)  I used the Dazzling Details glimmer paper from SU!, along with a soft green copic marker to colour the leaves, and then added three rhinestone "berries".  I'm really happy with how this turned out, but found it very difficult to get a picture that shows the sentiment well.  It is stamped in a very soft green to match the leaves, and then embossed with iridescent powder.  Much prettier and sparkler in real life. :)

Here's a close-up ...



Please click HERE to see the amazing cards "Sparkle" cards from the rest of the talented Design Team.  I know you'll be inspired to play along! :)

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple Christmas.

Hope to see you in the gallery.  And as always, I appreciate you dropping by for a visit!!








Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (SU!)
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding (SU!); Versamark; Green copic
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), red rhinesones, iridescent ice embossing powder (SU!)


Challenges:
Addicted to CAS #74 - Sparkle
SSS Wednesday - CAS Christmas

43 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Wow! this is stunning, so beautiful, just that little touch of sparkle brings the card alive, perfect for Christmas.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So sparkly, sooo pretty Loll! Stunning! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx

Julie B said...

Gorgeous and perfect for the challenge inspiration. :)

Pat said...

Gosh this is beautiful Loll and so elegant with a touch of pizzazz with all that sparkle and love that green. x

Betty Keefe said...

what a wonderful CAS and sparkly card - love it!

Ashwini Rao said...

Lovely!! Just the right amount of everything!! So elegant!!

Doni High said...

Gorgeous!

Deepti said...

Now that's the real sparkle :) love the sparkling white on ur card !! So pretty

TK Watson said...

Ohhhhhh pretty! Love that you can color the sparkle too!

sandie said...

CAS perfection, I love this idea x

Bhavana said...

Loved all the sparkle on your card.. Gorgeous CAS cards.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So elegant, simple and beautiful.

MaryH said...

What creativity to use the circle frame and leaf motif to create this gorgeous & sparkling Christmas wreath. That is really thinking 'out of the box'. It looks wonderful with all the dazzle, and I love the tiny red berries. Splendid CAS. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous wreath - it looks so light and airy! love the red rhinestone berries!

Shirl said...

I love this., It is gorgeous.

Shirl

Bonnie said...

Such sparkling elegance, Loll! Love that soft green! Does the glitter transfer to your Copic marker?

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the soft and elegant sparkle! Just the perfect colours together!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous with the sparkle!!

Loll said...

I try and knock off a lot of the excess glitter before using a piece, but there is always some loose and I got a couple of pieces on the tip of my Copic marker. I just used a paper towel to wipe them off. It seemed to work and the marker doesn't seem any different. xx

Susan said...

CAS perfection, Loll! Love the sparkle!

Pam said...

Thos os gorgeous! I love all th esparkle. Way to go creating with non-Christmas die cuts. Love this card.

Barb Ghig said...

Swoon!!! What a GORGEOUS card, Loll! Such a beautiful CAS design, and I love how you colored the leaves...it adds so much elegance to this card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ummmm, let me see. If I was just to GUESS what kind of challenge you made this fantasmical card for, would it be ... could it be ... why, yes, I do believe I would guess SPARKLE! You are showing us how it is DONE, Lolly! I'm glad you aren't the competition, lol!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll. Isn't it frustrating trying to get a photo that shows up all the details?

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll. Isn't it frustrating trying to get a photo that shows up all the details?

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Linda said...

Simply stunning ..... CAS at it's best! with the perfect amount of sparkle too. xx

Inkyfingers said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Loll - I adore that glittery sparkle. It looks so classy!
Hugs
Carol x

Valerie Nolan said...

Simply stunning Loll!
Val x

Anita in France said...

Shimmery gorgeousness, Loll ... simply perfect ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I really like the frost on sentiment. It looks so subtly ... beautifully matched colors that under a layer of iridescent powder embossing. The card is simply stunning, Loll :-)
hugs,
BozenA

Jen Mitchell said...

I love your sparkly interpretation of a wreath! I've pinned it for later inspiration!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm absolutely swooning over your card Loll. Certainly sparkle perfection and such delicately CAS too.
Love it and thanks so much for doing such a great job on my codeword! Sarah x

Maura R said...

Love this sparkly gem of a card, Loll! So simple and elegant. Plus you reminded me of coloring the glimmer cs - woo hoo - I had forgotten that, and love that SU! glimmer cs. Thanks.

shirley-bee said...

This is so beautiful in its simplicity, Loll!

maria f. said...

You know I love that mix of graphic circle and botanical beauty... but then go and add sparkle. Wow!

Jingle said...

This is stunning! Such a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!! I need to use some of my glimmer cs like this!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Loll, your card is so beautiful and classy, love it ;)

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous card Loll! So perfectly CAS and full of sparkle. Makes one smile!

Jaydee said...

Loll, I would never have thought to create a simple, white wreath - but it is stunning! especially with the little pop of color. Gorgeous
hugs
jaydee

nancy littrell said...

Wow...CAS Dazzling Sparkle Christmas card. TFS Loll

Bobby said...

This is so. . . sparkly, Loll. It reminds me of when we used to flatten gumdrops and cut them into shapes. This is so simplistic is stunning.

Daria said...

Simple perfection. Lovely card!