Monday, November 3, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning to you! Happy November! The beginning of the month means our Crafty Secret's Design Team challenge and linky party!  Our challenge is to create something holiday/winter themed.  With the weather we've had in Chicago lately, it already feels like December! ;)
I used this pretty little gal from the Season's Greetings stamp set.  I colored it with Copic markers.  I added a piece of vellum behind her that was done with a stencil and embossing paste. I embossed it in silver. 
I added some glittery jingle bells and a sparkly snowflake. I have all the details below on how I layered my card below.
The paper is also from Crafty Secrets and is part of their     digital paper packs.
I bought a sheet of glittery paper from Die Cuts With a View.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  It is incredibly sparkly in person. :)
I layered the image on top of the silver piece with tacky glue. 
Then I layered it on top of the vellum, also with a bit of tacky glue. 
I cut the snowflakes with my die cut machine. 
I added a thick coating of glossy accents.
Gave it a sprinkling of glitter. 
Adhered it to the card. The smaller snowflake was adhered with a dimensional foam circle. 
And one last time, here is the final product.  
Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for more Crafty Secret's inspiration!

Have a great day my friends!


Darlene said...

GORGEOUS creation Michele! LOVE the pink & silver! The layering and sparkle make it so festive and beautiful! Great job! Hugs to you & your family!

Elizabeth said...

I love the delicate colouring, so delicate and pretty. I've seen the chunky glitter paper you used and I agree, it sparkles like anything. This is absolutely gorgeous Michele, a real stunner.

Birgit said...

This is such a pretty card! I love that it's done in tones of pink and not traditional Christmas colors. I need to learn to think more outside of the box. Your creations always inspire! Blessings~ Birgit

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Super pretty Christmas card Michele and I agree - it looks so great in the soft pink and with the glitter and sparkle paper you used!

Thanks for sharing all the photos and tips

Diane said...

Beautiful vintage look with all the sparkle and that gorgeous "frame" soft and pretty!! I will have to check that paper out, it is stunning!!

reeree62 said...

SO pretty & sparkly! I just love it...yummy!!

Shantaie said...

wow I love love that glittery paper! this card is eye popping in photos, I bet it's a festival of sparkles in person! :)

Sheila Rumney said...

Michele, this is so precious! Love the colors and textures! Gorgeous!!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, how gorgeous!

Pam said...

Beautiful! You enabled me to buy this stamp and several others!!

Gloria Stengel said...

So shabby and feminine and glittery. I love it. Your work is always just lovely! Like a sweet sigh of perfection!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Michele, this is just one of my favorite Christmas cards ever! I love that stenciled vellum behind your perfectly colored image. The touch of glitter makes the whole card sing. It is lovely!