Monday, June 12, 2017

Sparkling Holiday

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card.  I was hoping to make multiples of Christmas card designs, but I only had a small piece of this blue acrylic paint, smooshed background, so this will be a one-of card. :)

I die-cut the tree border and added a bit of clear glitter glue around the tree branches.  I also used the clear glitter glue to stencil the falling snow onto a piece of acetate.  It's a clear gel, so it works for the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels.  I love how the falling snow sparkles on the piece of acetate.  I attached the background (blue panel) to my card base and attached the acetate with fallling snow to the inside of my card front frame.  I popped up the frame to add a bit of distance between the acetate and the snowy scene.  A simple sentiment stamped in soft gray finishes the card.



I hope you'll come join us.  Use whatever you have on hand to create a CAS Embossing Paste / Gel card ... embossing paste, gel medium, glitter glue.  If you don't have any of those, check out the CAS Mix Up challenge where there's a recipe to make your own paste with simple household items.

Thanks for stopping by.







Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo (blue panel)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Three shades of blue acrylic paint (smooshed onto Yupo), Fir Tree Border die (Impression Obsession), Dazzling Details glitter glue (SU! - retired), acetate, Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Embossing Pastes / Gels

23 comments:

  1. What an amazing scene, Loll! I love the background and added acetate sheet with the falling snow - stunning card. xx

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  2. Makes me think of a snow globe, Loll! Love that blue background with the falling snow and snow covered trees!

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  3. Simply beautiful with your gorgeous background, glitter and die cut trees. Makes me want to make a quick Christmas card. TFS Loll and always inspiring me. Hugs..

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  4. Love the sparkly snow achieved with glitter glue on acetate. Your background is fabulous, Loll! The white trees are perfect against that rich, blue background.

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  5. the background is gorgeous, awesome deep colours and love the touch of glitter. Now I want to pull out my swatches and make Christmas cards.

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  6. Beautiful! The acetate sheet with the falling snow is a brilliant idea and your background is lovely.
    The white trees pop against that background!

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  7. How pretty Loll - that 'falling snow' is gorgeous
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. So pretty Loll, the snow looks fab. :)

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  9. This looks gorgeous .... I love the sparkly snow on the acetate xx

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  10. Beautiful card Loll! I love the sky background, so beautiful. The wow scene is so peaceful and just perfect for a Christmas card. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. What a BEAUTIFUL card Loll! I love your gorgeous background...it really makes your trees and sparkling snow pop against that darker blue! Love it!! :0)

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  12. Wow Loll, what a gorgeous background color and card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Beautiful wintry scene with that stunning background,Loll.

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  14. Just gorgeous! That vivid blue sky is so pretty against the white snow! And I am afraid of embossing paste.....very afraid! I need a tutorial as I think I have a mental block against, silly me!

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  15. Fabulous card Loll my friend! Sorry I have been MIA for so long, but have been away and then when we got back we had to deal with a lot! Have a great week and I hope to catch up a bit soon! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  16. Just beautiful Loll, I love Xmas cards!

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  17. Love that blue and all the glitter, Loll.

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  18. I love the gel on the acetate overlay on this Loll - what a beautiful winter scene for a holiday card! Julia xx

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  19. Your colours are always spot on Loll and this blue is beautiful with the white trees and that pretty touch of sparkle and love the falling snow too. x

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  20. Gorgeous winter card, Loll. Beautiful blues and sky totally offset by the white. Stunning. Hugz

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  21. Beautiful Christmas card, Loll! I love your sparkly snow and that your stenciling added so much dimension to this card!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)