Shimmery Silver Snowflake Card

This card is the result of a crafty session where I just wanted to make so backgrounds with my stamping stash. For the base I used Shimmery White Cardstock as this is my favourite to use when doing ink blending.  I chose Seaside Spray and Blushing Bride for my background as  I was going for a subtle look, possibly Balmy Blue would have been better for a subtle look. I like the almost stormy look which Seaside Spray has given to the card.

Shimmery Silver Snowflake Card - flat

For some more shimmer to the background I used the snowflake stamp from Free Skate and stamped it all over my background in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink, now when you move the card in the light you get the shimmer from the snowflakes.

To finish my card I added a length of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon across the middle of the card to add even more silver shimmer and then stamped the “Christmas Greetings” stamp from  Greatest Part of Christmas in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink onto some oval matts cut from the Layering Oval Dies.

As a final touch I added some silver foil snowflakes cut from the Christmas Layers dies for a last bit of silver. I love how this card turned out, it reminds me of the sparkle left on freshly fallen snow.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Santa’s Sleigh in a Starry Night Card

For this card I’ve used the Santa’s Sleigh die from the Jolly Season die set which I think is my favourite individual die from all the sets in the Autmn/Winter Catalogue, afterall who deosn’t love Santa and his sleigh.

The background was created with blended inks on Shimmery White cardstock. I used a mix of Pool Party and Mint Macaron in the middle and and the cover it over with night of Navy so there is a lighter area in the middle of the card.

Silent Night Sleigh Card (1)

I stamped a row of snowflakes from the Free Skate stamp in Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink and added the “Merry Christmas” greeting from Snowman Season which works perfectly with the Silver Foil diecut Santa .

I’m wondering now if I should of added a Red Rhinestone onto one of the noses of the reindeer to make my own Rudolf, what do you think?

Happy Crafitng

Joanne x



Sparkly Skates Christmas Card

This might actually be my favourite card I’ve made from the Autumn/Winter catalogue this year. It did take a while to make the boots, mainly because my lacing skills are not great.

To make the boots I cut two outline boots from Silver Foil and two of detailed boots from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper. After removing all the inner bits from the Sparkle skates I cut the bottom skate blade off so I was left with just the boot.

Sparkly Skates Card - close up

To make the laces I coloured some of the Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends and left it to dry. If you have any red bakers twine in your stash you could use that, or any other colour.

I chose red laces for the boots as I used the snowflake paper from the Let It Snow Speciality DSP and I wanted to highlight the pops of red in the paper.

After lacing the boots I used the silicone craft matt and a sponge dauber to apply Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the back of the sparkle die cut boot and adhered to the silver foil boots.

Sparkly Skates Card - flat

To finish the card I added a Real Red die cut bow to the top of the boots and a greeting stamped on a frame cut from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x