Thursday, April 19, 2018

Most Wonderful Time of Year

Hi everyone.  I am so happy I had time this morning to play along with Sue's challenge - #286 - Favourite Christmas Verse.

I'm not sure if my sentiment is a verse, but I do love this sentiment and it gets me singing the song. :)

I started with a background coloured with Magicals.  I LOVE this colour (Tibetan Poppy Teal).  I stamped a snowflake background over top and heat embossed in iridescent embossing powder.  I used the background to create two cards with the same design.  I will keep one for my stash and the other will be donated.

I used a NBUS die that I've only had a short while.  I love how it frames the background and adds a few trees for interest.  The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

The magicals have a shimmer and shine like no other.  It doesn't come across in the photos unless I tilt the panel so the light catches the shimmer.

Here's a close-up ...
Come play along with this fun challenge.  The DT have provided beautiful, inspirational cards.  The challenge is open until noon on Sunday (PST).

I'm also adding this to the Poppystamps Challenge - PSC#43 - Framed.  As I mentioned, I just got this beautiful frame die and couldn't wait to use it. :)







Stamps:  Snowflake Background (Hero Arts); Sentiment - Say It's Christmas - Clearly Besotted
Paper:  Mixed Media paper for background (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base and front (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Lindy's magicals (Tibetan Poppy Teal); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, iridescent embossing powder (SU!), silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, Sloping Hillside die (Poppystamps)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #286 - Favourite Christmas Verse
Poppystamps Challenge - PSC #43 - Framed

36 comments:

Cathy said...

Stunning card Loll! That background looks amazing framed by the gorgeous diecut, love the colour too, Cathy x

LeAnne said...

THis is stunning!! SO pretty!

MaryH said...

It really does have a wonderful shimmer, along with a wonderful design. Loving this die shape, so pretty with this lovely background. The snowflakes look very shimmery too! TFS &Hugs

Robin said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Thank you so much for participating in Poppystamps "Framed" Challenge!

Marcia HIll said...

GORGEOUS!! The Tibetan Poppy Teal is my favorite color of the Magicals and I'm already imagining the beautiful snowflake and winter scene cards I'll be able to make with it! I really like the iridescent embossing powder you used on top of the Magicals too...SOOO pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Bonnie said...

I love the beautiful, shimmery background with the embossed snowflakes! So perfect with this fabulous die cut!

Heather T said...

Such a pretty sky, Loll.

Christine Alexander said...

those colours are so rich and shimmery, love your subtle sparkly snowflake background for you die cut. so beautiful Loll :)

Susan said...

The iridescent embossing powder is amazing in the close-up! It's an all round gorgeous card. Love the background colour! And the sentiment gets me singing the song too!

Maxine D said...

Loll this is gorgeous - the Lindys do have some serious glitter and gleam, and with the iridescent embossing over it it must really glisten IRL!
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

So beautiful
Faith

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card Loll. (And yet another die to add to my wish list! {Sigh}....

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning design Loll, love you Sparkly Snowflakes and that beautiful Verse and Frame. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous background, love the shimmer and the beautiful colour of the magicals and love how your stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed with the iridescent powder. All beautifully framed with the pretty die cut. Beautiful and stunning card Loll x

Jeanne said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Loll. The Magicals really are magical, aren't they? Love the shimmer and shine. Also am really fond of the card design. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Bobby said...

You've made a magical scene, Loll. Pun intended. ;)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous sky, Loll - adore the embossed snowflakes in it! Perfect for your serene winter scene!!

Nancy Stislow said...

I just love that background with the iridescent embossed snowflakes, Loll! The Magicals are just gorgeous, something else I'd love to try. The tiny die cut scene is so perfect on this. Love this style too!

BożenA said...

This can be the most beautiful time in the whole year, provided that you get such a unique and beautiful card :-) Amazing background and such a great die!
Hugs,
BożenA

Liz said...

Stunning card, Loll, beautiful frame die and the background is amazing. xx

pam said...

Stunning card design, love the beautiful colour and details.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love this card, Loll! Such a stunning background! I love the Magicals beautiful colors & shimmer, and the sparkly iridescent snowflakes! The hillside die-cut line adds interest too. Hideko xx

Patti said...

Beautiful!! I really love the feeling of the scene you designed!! : )

Barb Ghig said...

Your teal Magicals are perfect for your background, Loll, and I love that you used iridescent EP for the snowflakes! I'm also loving the hillside curve...I think I need this die :) Another really beautiful card to inspire us....Thank you!

Karen L K said...

Very nice! Love that background and those snowflakes.

Anita in France said...

Such delicious shimmer and shine, Loll ... so gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

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

Daria said...

Wonderful card! It is simply beautiful.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll! Beautiful colours... then again you’re a pro when it comes to your color choices. 😉 Love this! xx

Petra said...

Very beautytifull card...Nice colors!

Linda said...

Loll, what a beautiful background with the Lindy magicals. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Karen D. said...

love this Loll....now I need to go and look for that great die.
xx Karen

Pat said...

Another beautiful Magicals background Loll, and love the addition of the pretty stars, and the white Sloping Hillside die cut in white looks fabulous. x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! Having a wee catch up on your blog. Didn't get round visiting too much when my hands were sore.

Jeanne J. said...

This is so pretty Loll! I always think of you when I see a stunning inky background. That embossed sentiment is so rich looking too!