Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Winter Blues

Welcome to December, I hope that everyone is staying safe and able to enjoy the days leading up to the big day! My header for December is the American Christmas bird, the Cardinal! I made a pumpkin bird feeder after Thanksgiving and have had many different "visitors" stop by for a taste! 

The Christmas Craft Creations Challenge theme for December is Winter Blues. I chose several blue glitters to "color" my background. It was hard to capture the actual sparkle of this card, but I can assure you in real life it really is sparkly!

I began with layering a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock. After removing the protective backing, I placed a die cut snowflake border to the top of the exposed adhesive. 

The seven different Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters, listed below. were applied starting at the bottom with Blue Lightening, then progressively getting lighter up to the almost white Olaf White glitter as the background of the snowflakes. 

The Sweet Cuts Classy Deer die was run through my big shot over another piece of Super Adhesive Sheet layered to light blue cardstock. The protective backing was removed and Marine Blue was applied to the exposed adhesive.

The sentiment (Prickly Pear Christmas Tree) was stamped on white cardstock in Versafine Clair Twilight ink and before it dried, Sparkle embossing powder was applied and heat set.

I used the Lawn Fawn (Just for You labels) die to cut out the sentiment, I cut it half way and then moved the die cut along, as the die cut was too long for the sentiment.

I had an extra snowflake lying on my desk.  Versamark was applied and was heat embossed with Bracing Blue. The snowflake and sentiment were attached with mounting tape as was the glittered deer to finish off my card for today.

Below are the products that I used on my card today. 

Prickly Pear Christmas Tree Set

Versafine Clair Twilight


Bracing Blue

Sparkle Embossing Powder

Lawn Fawn (Just for You labels) die

Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake die

Sweet Cuts Classy Deer die

Snowflake border die

Super Adhesive Sheet

Glitters: Marine Blue (deer)

Background glitters: Blue Lightning, Rapture Blue, Ocean, 

  Waterfall, Princess Elsa Frost, Waterscape, Olaf White

Hope I've given you some inspiration to color, without inks? Would love to see you join in the Challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations with your Winter Blues?
I'd like to join in the following Challenges with my card today:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge: Snowflakes (June)
DRU Challenge #158: Christmas (Sweet Cuts Deer)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes Christmas/Winter