Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Happy New Year everyone! Hope you've all started out the new year well and that you continue to have a healthy and very happy 2017!

Today, I'd like to share with you a card I made with one of the "TEN" new January Reveal sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle (Cattelya Friendship 818) - hope you were able to get in on the hopping. That would have been a lovely win to start off the new year!

I decided to take a totally different spin with this one. I wanted to work with a Nuance powder background (created with pink, violet and purple hues together with the Mini Mister). I did a couple of sheets of the background paper. Figured while I had the stuff out I should do more that one.  

After drying the background with the heat tool, I cut the corners off one of the pieces using the Poppy Stamps Clara Corner Die.

Then I went ahead and stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail. OK, so it really don't show up too well, so now what?

So I colored it in with Copics: V15, V09, RV04 and RV05. Then I used the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sparkling Snow to color in the petals of the bouquet.

Then I went over the white embossing with a Signo White pen to cover up any "over coloring"! The next step was to stick it down on top of a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, Sparkling Snow was applied to the remaining sticky adhesive. 

A purple ribbon (made with my Craft-Dee-Bowz) was added to the top left corner before the card front was layered to the purple. This was then layered to a 6" x 6" piece of glossy white card stock.

Hope you've enjoyed my first post for 2017? Please comment and let me know you stopped by - I'll exchange the favor.

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee-Bowz: Anything Goes with a homemade ribbon
Crafty Addicts Challenge # 32: Monochromatic

Big warm winter hugs!



  1. Shona, Happy New Year!!! WOW what a beautiful and colorful card.I love the colors you've chosen. What a cool image as well. Love all the glitter.

  2. What fun colors and sparkle! Lovely!

  3. Beautiful colors and design. I love the shimmer from all the glitter too! I am so anxious to get my sets now too!

  4. Oh! my gosh, this is so beautiful and so glittery. Love the die shape in beautiful colours against the sparkly background.

  5. Oh Shona, I am in love with this card! Im' not normally drawn to pinks and purples and 'girly colors' but I cannot stop staring at your card! So much detail! I am off to shop. I MUST HAVE that glitter, lol. I saw the mousse and resisted but I need that glitter :) I'll be sure to put in the comments of my order that you sent me over. THank you for inspiring me, my friend! Hugs and happy 2017! ♥

  6. Hi Shona, Back to let you know this card is so pretty. Love the colors you used, they really work well together.Love the glittery effect it just add so much. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  7. Oh Shona...I really, really like this card! What a stunning background you created and then the flowers...wowsers! Just beautiful!!!

  8. Shona this is so beautiful, the back ground is awesome and it, love it my friend!

  9. Love these awesome vivid shades of color, and what a WOW of a background for this image. Enjoyed reading your adventures in the creative process, and the corner treatment is so pretty. Love that you colored the image with copics too. The white outlines really made the depth of the purple colors show so well. Great job - as usual - with all the techniques that you've used to reach the final stunning art. TFS & Happy New Year.

  10. Wow!! What a gorgeous card. I love your background and your overstamping, embossing, and coloring!

  11. What a lovely, sparkly card, Shona! Thank you for the tutorial! Hoping you have a great week-end! hugs, de


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