Friday, 22 May 2015

Merry Monday #159 (Non-Evergreen Trees!}

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Non-Evergreen Trees'. And, over at Hazel's Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge it's 'Use some of your favourite things'. I love stamping, embossing, die cutting, ribbon and sparkle - so out came a couple of stamps for the scene on this card and away I went:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a layer of white card, embossed using the Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder and then trimmed to marginally less than A6

- attached a band of ribbon (SU's 'Lost Lagoon') with a little piece knotted around it and glued the whole panel onto the card front

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink, trees first and then the deer with the aid of my trusty stamp positioner. The trees are a Hobby Art 'Tree Scene' stamp and the little deer is probably by Serendipity

- then I covered the image in double sided sticky film, leaving the top still protected before die cutting it using a die from the Spellbinders 'Labels Eighteen' set. Then I peeled the top protective layer off and coated it with glitter similar to Glamour Dust but less fine - and a lot cheaper too

- next I used the next die up in the 'Labels Eighteen' set and die cut a backing layer from silver holographic card and glued the two layers together

- then added the finished panel to the card front using thin sticky pads

And of course, while all the stuff was out I made a total of four cards, all the same :)

This is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May, where it's always 'Anything Goes'.

Di
x

36 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh, that is soo pretty Di! All that lovely sparkle and shine! Beautiful Christmas card. Hazel xx

Carol L said...

This is SO gorgeous with that golden panel and all the sparkle! I love the embossed snowflake background too! NJ!

Loll said...

So pretty Di. Love the snowflake embossed background. And your image is so sparkly with the glitter coating. Gorgeous! Definitely worth making a few at once since you've got the glitter out ... then having to only clean up once. :) xx

Debs Willis said...

That's so pretty! Still not tried the double sided sticky glitter technique, but it's on the list!
Hugs xx

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous!! Love the added touch from the coloured ribbon!
Lucy x

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Love the colours you have chosen for your card Di-and that background embossing goes perfectly :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

SARN said...

A super duper Christmas card here mate. Love all the elements used and the schparkle. xxx

Hettie said...

Bootiful Miss. Just Bootiful!!
Hugs
xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Di!! Love the shiny panel around your gorgeous scene! This is so perfect for the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Carole said...

Lovely card Di......sensible to make a few...but doesn't ease my guilt at having made none yet!

mamapez5 said...

I like the glittered panel, and that nice label die. And I much prefer that Darice snowflake EF to my old cuttlebug one. A lovely card. Kate x

conil said...

Ooooh, Awesome texture you've created on this luscious card. Gorgeous. Looks like a Merry Monday winner to me.

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I love your stamped image.
Kath x

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Diane, love the glittered image, very effective, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Heather Hopson said...

This is gorgeous! My favorite stamp set and I love what you did with the card.

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely wintry scene Di.Please would you make some for me - total Christmas cards made to date = ZERO. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Spotted this on Merry Monday - just love the silver frame for your tree and deer image!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Fabulous card!! You used a very beautiful technique, love the glittered image!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful, Di, the sparkle is fabulous. I really enjoy reading the tutorials, sticky film and glitter sounds more pleasant than glue and glitter.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jean said...

I love your beautiful sparkly image, and it looks lovely in the silver frame. The snowflake embossing is just the right backing for it too. I have that EF and I find it so useful.
Jean x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Hugs Jackie

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Kathleen said...

I'm late, I know, so sorry, this is really lovely, gorgeous image and great EF, love the whole concept of the card.

Kath x

Pat said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Di and the pretty scene looks great with the covering of glitter which gives it an icy feel and is beautifully enhanced by the SB label shaped die. The snowflake EF gives it a pretty background too and the ribbon adds just the right amount of colour. x

Brenda said...

Oh my Di, this card is just beautiful!! I love the glittery scene, the paper mat under the scene is so neat looking and shiny-gotta love the glitter and shimmer! The embossing folder you used is perfect for your sweet scene and I love the ribbon on the side like that. Very beautiful indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Di! I tried to get the sparkle on a card and the images faded to nothing. I'll have to remember that sticky film. I use heat and stick. Maybe it's too thick... Anyway, thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Merry Monday!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Di, the sparkle looks wonderful! TFS your tip with the sticky film too, Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous! Love the glitter over the image...I cheat with a cheaper version too!

The silver mat is fabulous too!

Pippa said...

Love the sparkle Di x

Greta said...

A jaw dropper, Di! I'm determined to case this beauty--love the glitter without using spray adhesive like I learned to do! I do "need" that embossing folder as I like it so much better than the one I have.

Sue - said...

Super sparkly Christmas card Di! Having a bit of me time catching up on blogs!

Notes by Nina said...

So beautiful Diane, this is a stunning wintery scene. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a really gorgeous design, Di, and a standout in the gallery at MM! I think you've got a winner here!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah Mabery said...

I love how you added the glitter over the image. The scene is so serene and wintery. It makes me cold just looking at it.

Rocky said...

SO pretty! It looks so elegant, perfect colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to laugh at this: "I love stamping, embossing, die cutting, ribbon and sparkle" which means just about everything is open to you for a do what you love challenge. Great card and I love the sparkle, it makes it very wintery. I feel the chill! Oh, nevermind, that's the air conditioner.