Thursday, December 14, 2017

Let's Celebrate!

Here's a celebration card I've made that could be used for many different celebrations!  In spite of being in the midst of preparing to host our big family Christmas gathering this Saturday, I've found some time to pull this together (gotta get that "me" time in--it's my de-stresser!)

This card was inspired by the photo on Inspired By All the Little Things challenge--love the colors and the touches of gold!  It all looks like a fun party is about to happen!

Here's a close up that shows the shine of the mirror card stock I used.  I also put some sparkle on the champagne glasses before I added a layer of Glossy Accents.

I sure appreciate your taking a look!  I hope you all are having good times leading up to Christmas!

Dies:  Spellbinders Die of the Month June 2017; My Favorite Things Chevron Fringe; circle dies (don't remember the maker)
Stamps:  Avery Elle Sip Sip Hooray
Miscellaneous:  hoarded paper by Teresa Collins (the dotted); Glossy Accents; Spectrum Noir sparkle pen; and hoarded mirror paper in black, dark grey, gold; vellum

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sparkling Snowflakes

There's another great inspiration photo on Inspired By All the Little Things!  I'm also entering this into another challenge that I just discovered at Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #128 Let It Snow.

What inspired me to make this card is the background, which looks embossed and the icy, cool blue of the skates.  Since I live in an area that rarely gets truly cold, I can just imagine a frozen pond with snow around the edges and people skating on it.  But that is what I thought of when I saw this and what led me to make this card.

Here's a close up showing the sparkle of the paper and the beautiful embossed background:

Thank you so very much for taking a look!!  I really appreciate it!

Dies:  Concord & 9th Merry; Impression Obsession snowflakes; My Favorite Things snowflake
Ink: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass (for shading)
Embossing folder:  Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Winter Snowflakes
Cricut Explore:  skates from Winter Gazebo set