Thursday, November 3, 2016


Hi there,

If you are looking for the November 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Release card, please scroll down.

I was playing around with a new fold, which I had seen in a UK stamping magazine last week and realized that the base of the fold was large enough to hold one of those little fake flickering tea lights, so set about to make a Christmas "lantern" with the new Christmas Candles Set 807, one of the new November releases. Here, with the light, you can just see the yellow hue shining through the glitter covered acetate, but it does look pretty awesome in the dark!

So the card base is 12" x 4 1/4", I used a thick cardstock that is textured differently on both sides, not sure who makes it though. This was scored at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4" and 8". When it is folded it should look like this:

For my front panel I cut out the Die-Namites Season's Greetings die, I die cut the same die again from the textured side of the cardstock, and put that die cut piece into the negative spot.

A piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was layered to a piece of Embossable Acetate. The protective backing was removed from the Super Adhesive Sheet and stuck to the inside of the card, with the sticky surface facing through the die cut opening.

Sparkling Snow Glitter was burnished in to the exposed adhesive.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and was colored with Copics, using the two reds and the two greens with the tip to tip technique. (This is taking the ink from the tip of the darker Copic onto the lighter color tip).

Once colored and fussy cut, Sparkling Snow was applied to the petals and Green Iris was applied to the leaves with the Nuvo Fine Tip Pen.

Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk was applied to the Mistletoe and Autumn Red was applied to the berries.

For the inside, I took a piece of 3 3/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and stamped the candles and sentiment from the image and then colored with Copics. Memento Dandelion Yellow was sponged over the piece. This was adhered to the inside of the card. A little fake tea candle can sit in the base.

Here is the side-angle view:

.... and here it is in the dark!!!!

Next year I need to do something like this for Halloween!!!

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #53: Use any type of die that Scrapy Land carries
World Wide Open Design Team #15: Anything Goes (3rd entry)
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #32: Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #5: Anything Goes
The Christmas Card Challenge #46: Make a Christmas Card

Let me leave you with a sneak peak to my card for next Thursday:

Hope to see you back then!

Big hugs,



  1. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-

  2. Well, aren't you the clever one with this awesome and very creative and beautiful project!!!LOL...I LOVE fun and how useful too!! What a nice gift this would be to give! Love your sneak birdies won't be 'live' until the 20th on my blog..I think we had a 'tad bit' of the same snow idea...we'll

  3. That is a super gorgeous card you created. I love the colors, dies and the sparkle of it. And the sneak peek looks mighty interesting too. I shall look forward to seeing that as well.

  4. Thanks for the fabulous class today, Shona! Fantastic fold with the battery tea light, and that glow in the dark effect is beautifully done. Yes! I want to see your Halloweenie creation next year! Wonderful project, Shona! XOXO

  5. A gorgeous design and so beautifully illustrated on your blog too. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  6. Awesome! (have some of this c/s, think it might be a fancy texture Bazzill). Your fold is intriguing (tfs the scorelines too). It was such a clever & lovely way to use the image, and while I love the non-daylight view, the night one really glows terrifically. Such a pretty image (fantastic coloring and use of Nuvo as well) - but you've shown it off so stunningly with your creativity. Happy Sunday, Hugs & TFS

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Wonderful interactive card! Love all the shimmer and shine and the night view too!

  9. Nice card! I love the sparkling. :)
    Thank you for joining the challenge at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge!
    Hugs, Jacqueline

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design!! The sparkle is amazing!! What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!