Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Sparkly Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the Happy Little Stampers August Christmas Challenge.




Christmas cards are one of my favourite cards to make ... and I do love to add a little bit of sparkle and shine. :)

I used a die borrowed from my friend Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) to cut out this pretty ornament and then used turquoise glitter paper for the backing.  I cut out the "Merry" from the same silver foil paper and also from white and stacked them together to create a thicker sentiment.  I stamped the word Christmas and heat embossed in silver and added a silver bow to finish.

A simple CAS Christmas card. :)  So simple that I made a second one.




I hope you'll check out the challenge HERE to see the rest of the cards from the wonderfully talented Design Team.

It's never too early to start making Christmas cards ... so come join in the fun.  Any style of card is welcome, just make sure to add a bit of sparkle! :)

Since I used a snippet to die-cut my "Merry", I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for a visit. :)








Stamps:  Christmas (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Silver Foil (SU!); Turquoise Glitter ($1 Store); Gold Foil & Red Glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Ornament die (borrowed so don't know brand), [Merry Christmas die (Simon Says), silver embossing powder (Ranger), silver cording
[Ornament Set 2 - Elizabeth Craft Dies; gold embossing powder - Hero Arts, gold cording]

Challenges:
HLS August Christmas Challenge
Snippets Playground - Week 188


37 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love these CAS bauble cards Loll

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful in the silver and the gold, Loll! They certainly do "sparkle"!

Inkyfingers said...

CAS perfection Loll and I love the beautiful sparkle.
Hugs
Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Both ornament cards are so beautiful and glittery. Love your die cut Merry too Loll. TFS my friend.

Betty Keefe said...

love both of them - can't decide on a favorite!

Carol said...

Two lovely sparkly creations Loll, love the simple design...so effective. Carol x

MaryH said...

Isn't it amazing what a change of brilliant color can do for a die? This one is spectacular in both of these! Love the sentiment, and it works so nicely with the corded bow. Actually, when I first glanced at the cards, I thought you had formed the word with the cording! Both are just so beautiful. And Sparkling! TFS & Hugs

Pvvillemar said...

There is a reason for the saying, "less is more". Both cards have a simple design, but are spectacularly effective in art and meaning.

Bonnie said...

Both of these ornaments are gorgeous, Loll! I love that turquoise sparkle paper and the poinsettia overlay is so pretty!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just gorgeous Loll! Love them. Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

Susan said...

Fabulous use of the dies you cut from my dies! Love the sparkle! The ornament looks so good hanging from the "Merry".

Kylie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards, Loll. So beautifully designed and the sparkle is just perfect! xx

Nonni said...

Stunning, Loll! They may be simple but all the tecniques you used for dimension and texture really make these special! Love these cards!

Gail Townsend said...

Love these cards, those dies look so delicate and your glitter card really sets them off. Xxxxx

sandie said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, love all the sparkle x

Ingrid said...

Perfect as usual! I LOVE those ornaments. Such a great look - and both are so different - amazing what a switch of color will do. Love the sparkle in both - really great cards Loll! :)

Linda said...

Simply beautiful. Love those sparkly baubles. xx

Julie B said...

Love that borrowed bauble die, think my fave is the sparkly blue one!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Loll
WOW!!! thank you for entering the playground with these STUNNING cards!
They are absolutely perfect in every way - I would love to CASE them with your permission (and of course I will link back to you)
Eve xx

Karen Mead said...

Two stunning Cas chrissy cards Loll and I adore them both:) hugs xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab design Loll, love the glittery baubles!
Val x

Jeanne said...

Fantastically gorgeous, Loll! Wow!

SARN said...

Two very pretty and sparkly festive cards here Loll.

Psst: if you come round the back of the bike sheds while Eve isn't looking, I have chocklit!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

LesLee said...

I am very drawn to silver and white... But your gold and red is perfect... I love the sparkle it really shines... awesome

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, these are so elegant! I love the glitter you put underneath the ornaments, so festive and shimmery! hugs :)

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Loll! Adding glitter to the backing on these ornaments is the perfect touch, and I love both color combos!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Totally love your cards Loll!!! Those sparkly underneath papers are great addition to the ornaments!

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful CAS Christmas cards, Loll - they really pack a punch! Love the blue and silver version.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful cards! Very sparkly ;)

Karen D. said...

Your cards are always a joy to see...lovely mf.

Anita in France said...

All that lovely sparkle and shine, Loll ... just gorgeous ... I'm particularly taken with the blue and silver ... one of my fave colour combo's! Anita :)

Jacquie said...

Two stunning Christmas cards, great for batch making.

Love & hugs
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Loll, how do you do that every your card is a big hit? Wonderful card. Beautiful.
Regards,
BozenA

Pat said...

These two sparkly Christmas cards are gorgeous Loll and the die cut 'Merry' is a nice size to go with the stamped 'Christmas'. A great card to replicate. x

Bobby said...

Simply lovely, Loll. I love how the ornament is dangling from the Y in Merry. The glitter backing makes the entire card shine.

Gran26 said...

Loll, I love your cards and think you are so talented. Can you tell me who makes that die that you borrowed (Merry)? I love the way it is written out. Thanks

Loll said...

Hi Gran, I don't have your email address, so hope you are checking back. The Merry Christmas die is from Simon Says Stamp. xx