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:

Liz said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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..

Nancy Stislow said...

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.

Christine Alexander said...

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.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful card :)

scrappymo! said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll, the snow looks fab. :)

Linda said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Marcia HIll said...

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)

Diane said...

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

Hugs Diane

Linda said...

Beautiful wintry scene with that stunning background,Loll.

LeAnne said...

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!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

Just beautiful Loll, I love Xmas cards!

Bobby said...

Love that blue and all the glitter, Loll.

Julia Aston said...

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

Pat said...

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

nwilliams6 said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

swldebbie said...

Very nice! I LOVE your sky!