Monday, May 30, 2022

Glass Bead Snowflake

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card with some added sparkle.  The background is from a piece in my stash of a stentil monoprint.  I used brushos in blue and purple (2 colours) sprinkled over a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed with lots of water.

Once dry, I placed a homemade snowflake stencil, cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I pounced over the stencil with versamark and then sprinkled with white embossing powder, heating to set.  I wanted the snowflake to stand out more, so I washed off the stencil and lined it up over my embossed snowflakes, adding a layer of glass bead gel.  The bead gel dries clear and gives a lovely sparkle to the snowflake.

I added a simple heat embossed sentiment banner to finish the card.

Close-up ...

I'm sending this card over to two challenges.

First, Christmas Craft Creations challenge where they are looking for 2 colours on a Christmas card.

And, also sending this to Rudolph Days Challenge where anything Christmas Goes.

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Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. Cold Press)
Ink:  Brushos, Versamark 
Accessories:   water mister, snowflake stencil cut from acetate on silhouette cameo, white embossing powder, Glass Bead gel (Golden), palette knife, 



Bonnie said...

WOW, Lolly! This is a GORGEOUS snowflake and the sparkle looks so pretty with the bright blue!

Susan said...

Beautiful colours, wonderful sparkle from the glass beads gel!

Patricia said...

Beautiful snowflake card! I love the colors in the brushos and I have some of that glass bead gel. May have to case your card. Always enjoy your work.

nancy littrell said...

OMG...LOVE the glass beads gel thru your beautiful stenciled snowflake, Lolly!!! We are on the same wave length...again:-) I have been playing with a new Altenew 3D snowflake EB folder..,finished 2 cards yesterday that I just took photos of and can now post tonight and add to the same challenges you used for your beauty:-) Today I made 4 Brushos Stenciled monoprint backgrounds and thought of you the entire time:-) The sun finally came out late this afternoon and I finally got inspired:-) Amazing how sunshine can make you feel all better when every day lately has been dark and! TFS and Always inspiring me, my dear friend:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy P.S. photos coming your way...soon!!!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, i bet it really sparkles with the glass beads. Thanks for the inspiration and reminder to pull them out :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow what a stunning card Loll - love your background to this amazing snowflake - it must be amazing IRL

Aquarius said...

Great background and the snowflake really stands out well - reckon it is even better seeing it for real

Julie B said...

Stunning snowflake Loll, bet the shimmer is even better in real life! Never tried the paste myself, may have to now! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Loll. Thanks for joining the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Brenda in IN said...

I love that bright blue sky background. Adding the glass beads gave sparkle and dimension.

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll.
Happy Rudolf Days.
What a very gorgeous card and a very beautiful design too.
Love all the elements used on this super creation.
Not hear of that beaded gel before.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Brenda said...

Love your brusho background Loll, it gives that feel of frosty air! I love that snowflake you chose to use and I love that you embossed it white on top of your background. I bet too, that it sparkles with the bead gel! Hugs, Brenda

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is GORGEOUS Loll!! I just love the way glass bead gel sparkles, and with this large snowflake, the sparkle and shine must be off the charts!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

This is the kind of snowflake I can handle! Lovely card, Loll!

Pat said...

Gorgeous vibrant background colour Loll using the Brushos and the added stencilled leaves white heat embossed and with the sparkly glass bead gel over them looks fabulous. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous beaded snowflake, Loll, and I love the background too!!

scrappymo! said...

I enjoyed reading how you creat3d this beautiful card. The stencil was used well with your multiple applications.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

This is terrific! Sorry I haven't been around much hope all is well with you

HilaryJane said...

I bet the sparkle is amazing, gorgeous card. I haven't used my brushos for ages, must change that xx

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful look for a snowflake card! I can imagine the sparkle, and have always found the look of the glass bead gel intriguing and awesome.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a stunning card, Loll! Love the gorgeous blue & purple brusho background and the sparkly glass bead snowflake!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Wow, that's some gorgeous shine, Loll! I can't say I remember seeing glass bead gel before, but it is definitely fun and interesting

BożenA said...

Oh, you've created an amazing snowflake template. It is unique and truly wonderful. I can imagine how beautiful this snowflake shines when you put a glass gel on it. This is a great Christmas card.