Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Tis The Season To Sparkle

Hello crafters!  I started today's card by cutting the Winter Pines out of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet added to it.  I cut five trees (two taller and three shorter), then one by one, I peeled the backing paper off the trees and coated them with Polished Silk Glitter.  I used Lilac, Canadian Blue and Lavender glitters.  I cut a piece of black card to use as the background and then used the Soft Gray Matt Chalk Polish on the round applicator and made a moon in the sky by pressing it to the card and slowly rotating it in place.  I added the trees to the bottom of the card with mounting foam.  I cut the Tis The Season To Sparkle sentiment out of Periwinkle card and glued it to the top of the card, slightly overlapping the moon.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  9"   in size.  All for now, Sue x

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kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card certainly has the wow factor. Love the colours of glitter used on the trees a very contemporary Christmas card. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue I just know this will look stunning in real life, the sparkle would be the most anyone has seen come from a glitter, the quality is second to none and it's so fine not only does it feel like silk, it lasts absolutely months and months, if you need to top up on your glitters you'd be foolish not to spend a little more to get the outcome you want.... my mum's favourite saying is one I always remember "there's nothing in cheapness) so pay a little more and you'll have perfection.
Opened my new dies yesterday and tore my fingers to shreds trying to get in. Since the cardboard inner got thicker with the beautiful inspiration ideas it's made it more difficult to open, the plastic is so sharp and not recycled anywhere and my skin is so thin due to steroids, my hands are as useful as a chocolate fireguard sometimes could the packaging not be more human/environment friendly Sue, oh, and they are stuck down so hard with tape lol I sometimes have to give up especially if my 'keeper' isn't around. Sorry for whinging its my age lol.
Love you regardless of any moaning. Have a safe and good day everyone xxx

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card that really stands out! x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Gorgeous modern looking card today Sue. I love it.The sparkle die is the one I won and it's been used on most of my cards this year. Thank you so much.
Jan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so different I love the sparkle.Take care everyone x

Marion Scott said...

A great card Sue, love the different colour trees
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the sparkle looks so great and the colours gorgeous.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful sample today, such a variation of colours.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Owlish said...

Another fantastic beautiful card today love the colours very much indeed.
Owlish Xx

BenteS said...

Love your card today:))
Great colours.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Great colours.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Gorgeous card again tody Sue.
The sparkles are lovely and everything else just fits beautifully,
Thank you.
Marie P.


Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely modern card today with plenty of sparkle & only your sentiment which suits perfectly. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I think everyone knows by now how much I love sparkle at Christmas time and this card fits the bill perfectly! What a great idea to place the trees on a black background which really makes them pop.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh my ohhh my. I L.O.V.E this card. There is that something somewhere inside that makes like ... a missed heartbeat ... when I see something that gets me ... And that's what just happened when I stepped into Particraft this morning. I don't have the polished silk glitter but I have some glitter paste ... Would that work ... I am going to try. Really beautiful card today. Thankyou Sue.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful Sparkle Christmas card

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

NannaShaz54 in MK

Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all

Wow what a fabulous card today so modern the polished silk glitter looks stunning and the colours are outstanding
Who wouldn’t be happy to receive this card

Stay safe everyone Lynda Croft X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I bet this card is even more beautiful in ‘real’ life than it does on my iPad. The silk glitters are amazing and really make any card stand out.
Hugs x
Heather T

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - what a stunning card! I’m loving the colours - it reminds me of my trip to Finland, when the trees really seem to glow a blueish colour against the snow - love it! Colleen x

dj from kettering said...

This is gorgeous, the trees look really good!!!

Stay safe, I was hoping I could soon stop putting this, but hay ho . . .

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

I have june use bought this die sue and to see it done with your magical touch wow I would love to do it for my daughter the trees are magic love you the way you havespaced th em out. Thank you sue stay safe my friends. June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A simple yet stunningly effective card. I love the colours of the trees, they look so special.

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
I already have the trees from the year before (or the year before that??) so I shall use them,
but I like the way you've spaced them out.

ursula said...

Absolutely stunning card, just love those colours, most unusual idea, but so appealing....luv Ursula xx

Parky Devon said...

Sue - I just love this card, simple but beautifully made.
Thank you.

Jackie T said...

Good afternoon Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous sparkly card I love the colours The polished silk glitters give such a gorgeous finish

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this card. I have ordered the trees which I wanted last year and when they come, I will try this. I don't have those exact glitter colors but I do have some that can work and I must try a version of this card. Just hope my dies hurry and get here.
Everyone, have a great Tuesday,
Stephanie K

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours of the polished silk glitters against the black, a stunning modern card

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am going to surprise you now, I think this card is brilliant and I love it! I don't have all the glitters you name but I am definitely going to try something similar with those that I do have.
Steph, I am with you on the packaging :-)


Eunice Astle said...

A very sparkly card Sue!

sued99 said...

A great card with gorgeous sparkle.x

CCM said...

My first thought when I saw this card- A magical night in the forest.

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations." ( Washington Irving)

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Judy Hollers said...

Wow! What a winter wonderland! Beautiful card. The quote by Washington Irving included in CCM's comment above is perfect with your card, Sue. Hugs.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the scene is just magical x I love your tree dies and I would not have thought to use the solk glitters with them so a big thankyou for your inspiration x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous sparkly Christmas card xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Love this card. It's the trees and the colors, everything. Just so appealing.