Thursday, November 23, 2017

Snowflake Wishes

Hello everyone,

This Christmas card is one of the winter cards that I really love to craft.


The printed paper is Stampin' Up Ski Slope layered on a shimmery metallic blue and white of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Bonnidee Xmas Wording 3 stamped in Close To My Heart Twilight on more shimmery white.  The snowflake is a Recollections glitter embellishment.  The card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

I enjoy the irony of 'warm wishes' on a snowflake card.  I often go through my leftover papers to get some inspiration.  When I found this retired piece of Stampin' Up paper, I thought it perfect for one of my girlfriend's cards.  I used a bitter of shimmery white for the sentiment and it changed the ink colour just enough to make it even more interesting.  I think every time I've used this printed paper, I've taken advantage of the snowflakes to add some sparkly Stickles.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Simple Greetings

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another simple but beautiful Christmas card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a shimmery white and brown Bazzill.  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas stamped in Nick Bantock Charcoal Grey on Stampin' Up Whisper White, layered on a banner punched from more brown Bazzill.  The card is highlighted with Mercury Glass Stickles.

This maybe one of my favourite cards so far in this series.  There is something beautiful about this rather neutral card.  I love the layout and the banner.  The Mercury Glass Stickles couldn't work better with the brown and grey colour scheme.  The mojo was flowing when this card came together.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shimmering Holly

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card is another simple beauty.


The image is Denami Design stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White and painted with LuminArte Emerald and Ruby Red Twinkling H2Os.  The image is highlighted with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.  The image is layered on a metallic green of unknown origin and a burgundy Bazzill.

This is another favourite stamp that I've used often when crafting Christmas cards.  It's a great stamp for painting.  Although, now that I look at it, I bet I could glitter this image very effectively.  I kept this layout very simple, using coordinating shimmering layers.  Notwithstanding the subtle shimmer, this would be another great card for my girlfriend's masculine clients.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, November 20, 2017

Glitter Tree Trio

Hello everyone,

Today's simple Christmas card is the exact opposite of yesterday's elaborate ornament.


The image is Denami Design stamped in Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow on Recollections Vanilla and layered on more Mossy Meadow.  The trees are highlighted with a glitter of unknown origin.

I think I say this every time I craft a card with this stamp but I find this image perfect for more masculine Christmas cards.  My girlfriend loves glitter, sparkle and shine but she also has clients who may not share the same design sense.  I figured this card, with an restrained amount of glitter, would be perfect for her male clients.  While extremely subtle, it's a very appropriate client Christmas card.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Purple Glitter

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card uses another ornament from my stash of leftovers.


The image is a Peel-Offs Xmas Balls Outline Sticker glittered with a variety of Martha Stewart glitter.  The ornament is layered on an embossed brushed silver of unknown origin and a shimmery purple also of unknown origin.  The sentiment is My Favorite Things Merry & Bright stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Stampin' Up Whisper White.  The embellishment is Creative Impressions.  The ribbon is Multicrafts.

You can't put a glittered ornament as non-traditional and bold as this on just anyone's Christmas card.  My girlfriend, who commissioned this card, is someone who can absolutely handle this level of purple glitter.  It's almost as though I kept it just for her cards.  Given the elaborateness of the ornament and silver background layer, I purposely kept the sentiment simple, both in font and colour.  Although, nothing could really detract from all this purple glitter.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Simple Ornament

Hello everyone,

I'm posting another Christmas card using pieces that I found in my stash of leftover bits and pieces.


The image is a Memory Box Drop Ornament die cut with a burnished gold of unknown origin.  The ornament overlay is Memory Box La Rue Ornament die cut from a shimmery blue also of unknown origin.  The ornament is layered on more blue and gold.  The sentiment is Technique Tuesday Jingle All The Way stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White.  The embellishment is Dress It Up Pearl Snowflake.

I can't recall why I didn't use this ornament when I first made it.  I must have been 'playing'.  I really like the size of this ornament and the flourished overlay is just spectacular.  Given it's large scale you don't need to go 'over-the-top' with extras.  I especially like this small sentiment added as a tag.  I think the simple pearl snowflake is what really finishes off the card, just like it's supposed to.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Glittered Tree

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card uses another leftover glittered sticker that I found in my stash.


The image is a Peel-Offs outline sticker covered in a variety of glitter (Martha Stewart and Studio K).  The sentiment is Inkadinkado stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

This is a lovely Christmas card.  As much as I love crafting 'over-the-top' Christmas cards, there is something about all the white space on this card that makes me really, really happy.  The glittered tree and lightly flourished sentiment couldn't work more beautifully together.  I chose this sentiment because it provided the chance to add a bit of glitter to coordinate with the tree.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle