Friday, March 18, 2016

Sparkle Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the latest Merry Monday Challenge #196 - Black, White, Gray/Silver.  Awesome colour combination ... I just had to play along. :)


I used a NBUS stencil from STAMPlorations for the dotty Christmas tree.  This stencil makes a very cool, modern Christmas card.  First I sponged with Delicata Silver ink.  Love this ink --- so pretty.  Once dry, I placed the stencil back over top of the silver and spread with Glass Bead Gel.  It dried and created the most sparkly design. LOVE IT! :)

Here's a close up.  Hopefully you can see a bit of sparkle with the glass bead gel ... so much prettier in real life.



A simple black sentiment banner with silver embossing was added at the bottom. Easy and quick card (except for the time to dry the glass bead gel). :)

This colour combo makes beautiful and elegant cards.  Come join in ... the challenge is open until Sunday morning.

Thanks for dropping by!







Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Delicata Silver (Tsukineko); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Christmas Tree Stencil (ARTplorations from STAMPlorations), sponge, Glass Bead Gel (Golden), palette knife, silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #196

27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a gorgeous contemporary card. I love the glass beads too, so very pretty and adds great texture. A striking card, thanks for sharing x

Nancy R said...

Really pretty. Love the modern edge to it and the sparkle too!

Shirl said...

Ooh, lovely, Loll........Haven't heard of glass bead gel. More stuff to add to my list, lol...

Shirl

Shery said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! The glass bead gel looks awesome over the silver Delicata ink!

Susan said...

Beautiful! I bet it is stunning in real life!

Julie B said...

Very pretty and a great interpretation of the brief. :)

Susanne Vargas said...

I absolutely adore your modern, graphic Christmas card! It makes me want to buy that stencil... The Glass Bead gel has been on my wish list for a while - also thanks to you... ;)

Bonnie said...

This is such a fun Christmas tree, Loll! I love the sparkle and bet it's even more sparkly IRL! So glad you shared it with us at Merry Monday!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning design Loll! Love how the black sentiment makes the whole thing really pop . . . I bet it looks even more fabulous IRL! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning use of those glass beads! Awesome card~

Margaret said...

A beautiful CAS card - haven't seen the glass bead gel.

Julia Aston said...

Love your sparkly modern stenciled tree Loll - I have this fun stencil as well and have yet to use it! thanks for the inspiration! Julia xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You have just inspired me to unwrap my stencil and USE it! Love the glittery look on this! You always do such a beautiful job finishing your card too. thanks for the inspiration!

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous modern design Loll, love the glass bead gel. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Susangail Powell said...

I love your card design! Contemporary and CAS - love it!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, beautiful Loll!! Love the shimmery effect in your pattern, so subtle and elegant! The black sentiment banner is so striking, wow! Love it! hugs :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the glass beed gel Loll its made a gorgeous Christmas card

Anne

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, this is a gorgeous card! When I first saw the color combo of this challenge, I didn't know how you guys were going to come up with pretty cards. But boy was I surprised because the cards I have seen are just gorgeous!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely stunning, Loll! Love the look!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adore you silver circle tree, Loll - so great with the rich black sentiment strip at bottom!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Loll, just love the look of those glass beads. Such a simple idea can look so stunning.

Linda said...

I love your sparkly Christmas tree so contemporary and beautifully CAS. xx

Bobby said...

Glass bead gel? Loll, you have so many wonderfully creative products in your craft room. Yes, those colors and your use of them make a very stunning card.

Marcia HIll said...

What a beautiful card Loll! I love that Delicata ink too...my very favorites for gold and silver! I've never heard of glass bead gel, but have to tell you that you're doing a great job of introducing me to mediums I've never heard of before and now have to have!! :0) Lovely, lovely card!!

baileyrosy.com said...

I love this stylish modern take on a Christmas card very dynamic and beautifully CAS.

Marie

Barb Ghig said...

What a fabulous way to create a sparkly Christmas card! I love the geometric pattern on this tree, too! Another gorgeous card, Loll!

Anita in France said...

Elegant, chic, stylish, Loll ... love that glass bead gel ... adds even more shimmer to that gorgeous Delicata Silver! I'm soooo far behind ... off to meander through all your fabulous creations from the last few weeks ... will be back with a comment or two! Hugs, Anita :)