Saturday, March 04, 2017

All is Bright

Made this card for the current Merry Monday Challenge #237 - Shimmer or Sparkle.


I actually made two this colour and two with green under the glass bead gel with gold stars and glitter strip at the bottom.

This is my favourite colour combo of the two cards.  Evergreen Bough Distress ink was sponged over top of the tree stencil onto regular card stock.  I washed the stencil, dried and taped it back over top, lining up the tree image.  A layer of Glass Bead gel was added over top using a palette knife.  This gel is amazing.  The sparkle you get from it can not be shown in a photo.  Very beautiful.

I have a close-up below that shows a bit more detail of the sparkle ...


I'm working on making multiples of cards so that I build my Christmas card stash throughout the year.    Hopefully I'll have enough cards when it's time to mail them out in December! :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Silver glimmer (SU!); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Ink:  Evergreen Bough (Tim Holtz); Silver (Delicata); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Christmas Trees stencil (STAMPlorations), Glass Bead Gel (Golden), palette knife, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #237 - Shimmer or Sparkle

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful, sparkly card, Loll. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  2. Sparkalicious Loll, love that stencil!
    Val x

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  3. CAS perfection Loll! SO pretty and I love the stencil you used! I've never used Glass Bead Gel, but I'm intrigued and think I need to try it out! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  4. My favourite colour! Gorgeous sparkle and a beautiful CAS card Loll. Barbxx

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  5. Oh, I LOVE the glitz and glamour of this one Loll! I wish my glass beads looked like yours, I only tried it once and they were very sparse and looked awful, I don't know if it was my technique, the brand or something I did wrong, but it was awful! I always admire the way yours looks! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Wow! This is beautiful, Loll! I'm sure it's even prettier IRL when you can see the sparkle!

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  7. Your glass bead shimmery tree and strip of silver glimmer paper are so beautiful. I love your PB sentiment. Such a wonderful size and font for your card. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  8. Gorgeous sparkly tree, Loll - I've never seen bead gel - looks amazing!!

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  9. The first time you used that stencil I had to have it! Now I see this one and you have inspired me to do something with it! Love the look of the glass bead gel!

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  10. Every time I see you use that glass bead gel I want to get some! Still hasn't happened, though, but the next time I see it somewhere it will come home with me! Love all the sparkly goodness of this modern card!

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  11. Beautiful CAS card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  12. my favorite glass beads, they just sparkle so much. Love the card

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  13. Looking forward to seeing this IRL so that I can see the full sparkle! Love that shade of ink underneath it - perfect for an evergreen tree.

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  14. I am speechless Loll. This is so beautiful and magical with its texture, design and sparkle.

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  15. When I get an e-mail for a post from you, Loll, I know I'm in for a feast for the eyes!!!! WOW, this card is so beautiful and I can imagine how wonderful that tree must look IRL!!!!! That is such a fantastic tree stencil and with the sparkle and texture it's even more special!!! Love the small sentiment embossed on the black and matted on the silver glitter strip!!!!! Such a FABULOUS card, my friend!!!
    Have a great Sunday!!!!
    Hugz

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  16. Wow...such a contemporary and gorgeous card. Love those glass beads. I use the clear gel then put the micro beads on top....I am going to invest in the ones, like yours that are already in the gel...less faffing and less mess as a lot of mine can be found all over the place. Particularly love the layout today too x

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  17. Beautifully CAS and so modern! Love it!

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  18. The sparkle is beautiful. Love the tree!

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  19. So pretty, Loll. The thumbnail in my blog list did not do justice to the sparkle and shine on your card.
    Marianne x

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  20. NOOoooooooooooo!!! Something else you have dine with something I don't have and now have to go and buy!!
    This is so lovely Loll.. glass bead gel shop here I come! x

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  21. Sparkle-y! Oh yes! Love when you do the glass bead gel, and awesome color when you've added over the top of the ink (must remember that tip!). Love this particular stencil too. I really like how you've turned the paste tree into such a pretty card. TFS & Hugs

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  22. LOVE all the sparkly shimmer, perfect for Christmas.
    Faith
    x

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  23. You win the prize for most CASlicious and schparkly Christmas card, Lolly! This is literally and figuratively brilliant!! Hugs, Dolly

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  24. Your CAS cards are always amazing! With micro bugles could you create another amazing card. I can only imagine how beautiful this card is in fact ... Every detail of this card is perfect !!
    Hugs,
    BożenA xoxo

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  25. Wonderful stenciling with the beads - great shimmer and shine Loll! I have this tree stencil and have yet to use it - Your beautiful card inspires me to get it out!! Julia xx

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  26. Fabulous sparkle, Loll! I love the layout with the sentiment strip. I also try to make more Christmas cards this year... For some reason they are not my favorites at all. I'm telling myself I need to get new Christmas stamps and dies to find my X mas mojo. ;) I hope you are feeling well! Hugs!

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  27. That gel paste looks amazing. What a sparkle to it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. so pretty..love the silver strip at the bottom.
    xx Karen

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  29. All that sparkle and shimmer is fantastic, Loll ... and the texture's delicious ... has me wanting to run my fingers over it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  30. I love this swirly tree stencil and I think Evergreen Bough was the perfect shade of green! So much beautiful sparkle on this card, too...I'll bet it looks amazing in person!

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