Friday, 12 December 2014

Sparkly Snowflakes

I took some time this morning to make a card using the colors from Pals Paper Arts, the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and the "sparkle" challenge at Just Us Girls.

I just want to say for the record, that I hate working with glitter :)  I cracked open my Heat & Stick powder for this card and it was so old that it was all lumpy.  Between that and accidentally turning on my heat gun before putting excess glitter back in the container, I had glitter and powder everywhere!  It was so bad, I had to stop in the middle of making this card and vacuum the floor!  Here's a couple of close-up shots so you can hopefully see the glittery snowflakes.

Anyway, back to the card.  I sponged Soft Sky, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink in ombre fashion onto some watercolor paper.  I then die-cut some snowflakes and glittered them (make is sound so easy, doesn't it!).  The sentiment is white embossed and the whole watercolor panel is popped up on foam tape.  Some random sequins finish off the card.

Thanks so much for visiting.


Products used:

Stamps:  Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Versamark, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat & Stick powder, white EP, Eliza die (SSS), Lindeman and Rizza dies (Memory Box), sequins


Edited to Add:  This card was a pick at Pals Paper Arts and CAS(E) This Sketch.


Linda Callahan said...

Ooooo this definitely sparkles and shines! So pretty.....I have several unopened jars of those powdery sparkly

Bonnie said...

You made it sound easy, but I know how that glitter is! And having to pull the vacuum out unexpectedly is always a bummer in my book. (I had to do that myself yesterday when I knocked over and jar and of course it broke.) But your card turned out beautiful despite all the problems. Love the sparkle and the beautiful sponged background!

Nancy said...

Sorry to read about your glitter disaster...but I must say it made me chuckle...not gonna lie! Sorry!! Despite the hiccups! You have a beautiful card! Love the color transition! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at JUGS~

Windy Ellard said...

Love your beautiful card and the snowflakes! Thanks for joining the Pals color challenge this week!

Hannelie said...

I share your feelings about glitter... and will add embossing powder to that list too!
About your card... LOVE it!
Good to see you at CTS!

Ina G said...

Sorry I too had a chuckle with your glitter disaster.Certainly love the end result. Beautiful layout and colours with that glitter hehe. Thanks for sharing with us at Just us Girls this week.

LeAnne said...

First, let me say the card is lovely! And I know about the heat too/glitter debacle too. Now I uber-careful! But if you dump out your H&S powder and beat up the clumps, it should still be okay....I am also familiar with that scenario! Glad you persevered, your card is beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love that inked panel! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Peggy Noe said...

So sorry about all that happened with the glitter! But it looks spectacular. Love the ombre sponging! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

It certainly seems like everyone has got a glitter-gone-bad story. Mine involved a ceiling fan (and embossing powder now that I think on it, but the end result was the same)! The card is fantastic, despite your little mishap. I love how the iridescent sequins look with the shimmery snowflakes!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that gorgeous sponged panel! Beautiful card, worth all the effort! Hazel x

Just a Thought... said...

What a fun card!!! Fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card--love the colors that you chose!