Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Winter's Magic Wand

Hi guys!  There is no snow on the ground in my part of town so I'm bringing it to look at through my card.  So much less cold and easier to manage, I think!  For this card, I started with a piece of blue card and embossed my sentiment in the corner using a clear Perfect Medium pad and white embossing powder.  From there, I added my trees in the same fashion and drew in some hill lines with my white Inksential pen.  Next, I tore some white card to create my hills.  On the torn edge, I used my perfect medium pad and inked randomly along the edge (I didn't want a distinct line here so I pushed it into the pad).  I embossed the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle embossing powder to give it that snowy (but a bit blingy) feel.  Rather than adding more hills, I decided to leave a large open area to add an ornament to my card.  For this, I cut eight thin strips of white card.  I formed a loop by gluing the ends together on each one, taking care not to crease them.  I used an acrylic block to secure the ends while the glue dried.  Next I punched a small circle out of white card, then added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to it.  I put the ends of each of my loops on their sides into the glue to form a rosette and set them aside to dry for a bit.  I cut one of the Holly accent pieces out of blue card and attached it to my main card in the corner.  Once my rosette was dry, I carefully applied glue to the top edges (this will run a bit but no problem) and I sprinkled it with the Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels.  These are fab for this as they are chunky and blingy.  I added a white button with blue Bakers Twine to the top to cover all the centre pieces and finally glued it atop the blue Holly accent piece.  To complete the card, I cut the largest size of the Grand Scallop rectangles in white card, matted my card with this and added some pearl PVA glue dots to each of the scallops.

You can see a close up of my rosette here.  Don't you love the way the  Glitter Jewels give it a real frosty feel?  The Holly accent piece just peeks out below it to grab your eye to it.  I hope you have enjoyed my snowy piece for your winter day.  See you again tomorrow.  All for now, Sue x

69 comments:

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card. Another one to put away for next chrstmas.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
there's that stamp again. Going to end up buying a range of pine trees as it can look so different depending on what u stamp with. Falling in love with my liquid pearl as u never run out or beads (or flat back pearls)half way round a card. lol. Like the embellishment behind the rosette as acts like a shadow.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jan said...

Fabulous card Sue. love the way you did the snow. xx Jan

Christine said...

Beautiful. The rosette is gorgeous and I love the snow technique :) xx

Anonymous said...

WOW I absolutely love this card Sue,as I said yesterday I have so many tree stamps (including these) so its great that you are giving me some ideas how to use them . That flower is awsome I must try making one.
Heather xx

hazel said...

a perfect snowy scene sue love it hazel x

Julia Watts said...

Glad we don't have that much snow on the ground right now! Love your rosette. Julia xxx

Anne RD said...

Stunning card, like the use of the torn paper to give the dimension and snow effect. Anne x

frances joy said...

beautiful!! love the snow effect :)

cazlan said...

WOW another super card. will definitely give this one a go. the rosette really does complete the card, i love it. carole xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is so different.... I love the Rosette
Love Marg

Debbie said...

Sue nice card.
hope you had a nice christmas.
from Debbie

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Carole said...

oh wow! I think you have even surpassed yourself...I am already thinking next Christmas :) Love it, Carole Z xx

Maryann said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I just love the little rosette, you made here, it looks awesome and as the colors again are blue and white, they´re also just soo me he he he. great work again hun, really beautiful.

lilygee said...

Beautifully atmospheric and love that rosette with the holly accent - great idea. The kind of card that transports you to a snowy world without you having to be cold - really lovely Sue!
lots of love from lilygee xxx

Shelley said...

Lovely card, saw you do this on C & C. x

Carol S. said...

Another special card Sue. Beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

mags said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Love the rosette.
Mags
x

Helen said...

I love blue and white together for wintery cards, they coordinate so well, hope you have had a lovely Christmas, Helen O xxx

The Wife said...

Gorgeous as always!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, I love this card there are so many different aspects to it. I watched you making this card on C & C. I love the rosette, this is a great technique and can be used to make different sized ones on a card. I hope that you are having a good christmas. All the best Suzie B

Vicki Sharkey said...

Wow, what a fab card, almost wants me to start making next years Christmas cards. LOL
Vicki XX

melanie said...

Loved this card when you did it on C & C melanie

Ruthie said...

Love the rosette idea, the card certainly has a 'chilly' look about it, well done again. Lets hope this is as near to snow as we get this winter.

Cumbrianlass said...

A Beautiful card Sue, but I'm glad its only pretend snow, I don't want to be snowed in again with the real stuff, ( although I was sorry not see a little snow on Christmas Day )
Janet xxx

Lizzie said...

This one I did but in blue, silver and white as I loved it when it was on CC. THANK YOU SUE.
Lizzie (serial copycat lol) x x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the flower.xxx

Sandra F said...

Great card Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

WOW WOW WOW REALLY MAKES ME WANT TO PLAY ALTHOUGH NEED TO CLEAR SOME SPACE ON MY DESK.

THANKS SUE

LORRAINE
XX

gwen70 said...

really beautiful Sue

Luanne said...

Very beautiful card Sue! love the 2 color tone and love the snowflake with the glitters.

PaulineC said...

I really do love the cards which have stamping on them as well as the Spellbinders. I also love the way that you have made the snowy hills.

Anonymous said...

A magical card Sue. Ann W

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! I really like how you made the hills and the snow on them. It really has a wintery feel to it.

Desi said...

Love it! So glad you let us know about this site when you were on C+C. Gets very frustrating we can't see the end of a demo! At least can see some of your cards on here. Great blog site - thanks for sharing your wonderful talent! Desi x

Anonymous said...

A perfect winter card, very affective, really like it Sue. Yvonne xx

Ita said...

wow this is a work of art i just love all your cards,and you explain so well how you make them thank you for sharing
Ita

Jane said...

Another beautiful card will be making Xmas cards all year round to save me rushing around like a crazy person next year.

Jane xx

Kazbomps said...

I saw you make this card on c&c and I loved it. Karen x

Lelly Jelly said...
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Lelly Jelly said...

Beautiful card Sue.x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue well all i can say is I hope you dont mind me coping this!!!! is lovely....going to gine it a go take care Margaret

KimberleyG said...

Love the colours and the flower.

Fiona said...

I like the torn hills. I had been wondering whether I should make a start on next year's Christmas cards to avoid the panic I had this year. Might re-use that idea if I do!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - the best way to enjoy snow I reckon :)

Vie Carter said...

Loved the card - this is the only kind of snow we want this year - thanks Sue

Vie
x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue, I wrote my comment at 6.02am today but it hasn't posted for some reason. I am glad actually, as I hadn't been to bed all night and I was so tired I wrote nothing worth reading.
This card is so opposite to your usual style and beside the card base there are no Spellbinders in sight. Whoa, what a shocker!! This isn't one of my favourite cards I'm sorry to say Sue, however, I love the Aurora embossing powder used as snow, it is so effective and such an easy way to add depth & dimension. Another card with lots of inspiration wrapped up within. Thank you again.
Best wishes Linda

Tracy said...

Wow! this is so pretty

veronica said...

gorgeous card - love the chunky glitter on the rosette

Rhonda Miller said...

This is a beautiful card. TFS.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue, Another super card, Just the ticket for this time of the year.
Carol x

Redanne said...

I did not quite 'get' the rosette at first but your close up shows it well, what a good idea and very reasonable to re-create. I think dark blue and white glitter go so well for the Christmas season. Thanks again for your inspiration. Regards Anne R x

Clai01 said...

I think dark navy blue and white looks really stunning on cards, and is especially good for Winter designs, so i really like this card!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Lovely wintery card, a real icy feel to it. I was snowed in last Christmas too - and had to climb down to the spring and carry all my water back to the cottage in buckets. Fun for the first couple of days but not so much after a week or so! Sue x

baconbits said...

dark navy andwhite what aclassic combo you definatley cannot go wrong with that. This card has a real wintery feel.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
I think that this is a lovely card and I love the title. It seems like a lot of work in the rosette but it looks so gorgeous and it is the key piece. Several more techniques thank you for sharing how you did them. Vee xx
You are in my thoughts.x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, didn't get chance to see your creation yesterday as the hotel swithched off the internet connection because we were checking out. I'm home now and I think your card is really fab, Just love the rosette . Lots of love. Jenny L

CraftyLoops said...

This card is really stunning Sue, I love your flower. Lee x

Anonymous said...

This one I love. The crisp, clean look of the colours: the trees and the flower. Lovely.
Elaine J

Jan said...

lovely card, dark blue and white what a combination Sue x

Craftychris said...

Simply Stunning!!!!!! xx

yorkie said...

This is a lovely card Sue love the white and blue would look great white on white with decopaged trees
Theresa x

violetclouds said...

this is a really beautiful card, I love the snowy hills... and the trees, the rosette is really effective on top of that accent piece, its a neat idea!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

i love the rosetee on top of the holly accent, looks so effective

Sue xxx

Knerten said...

Beautiful card - again :-) Love what you did to make the snow effect; great !

Sandra Riley ... said...

just love that rosette Sue, can't wait for all the inspiration you will give us in 2012 xx

miislucky said...

Great rosette, love the snowy hills! This is a very classy card!!! Love it! Mimi

sheila said...

really love the blue and white,and your snowy hills look extremely effective