Friday, 30 October 2015

Christmas Lights in a Snow Storm

Merry Monday is one of my favourite Christmas card challenges.  This week their challenge is "Christmas Lights and Glitter".  I don't have any stamps or dies of Christmas lights but I did borrow a stamp from my friend, Loll, called Twinkling Tree that is perfect for a tree lit up with Christmas lights. 


I've already posted a couple of cards where I stamped Twinkling Tree on white cs, but when I borrowed it, I also stamped a few in white on navy shimmer cs.  I decided to use one of these for Merry Monday - I used a Quickie glue pen and gold glitter in each of the lights on the tree and sprinkled Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the tree - it created a lovely snowy effect with bits of gold in it.   For the snowy ground, I scribbled my Versamark pen along the bottom and added the Frantage to it as well.

It called out for a gold shimmer cs cardbase and a gold die cut sentiment.  In real life, it is all very glittery and shimmery - so much so, that I decided to make a much calmer, cooler version that is more "me" in style:


For this version, I painstakingly put little shimmer stickers onto each light on the tree and then sprinkled Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel.

Let me know which version you like best!

 





10 comments:

  1. Stunning cards, Susan! I love all that glitter! xx

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  2. Stunning card, Susan, the colours are so beautiful. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  3. I love both versions of this, Susan! The first is very dramatic and the second is just as beautiful! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Very pretty cards, Susan! Love how sparkly they are! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  5. Both are so pretty Susan. I really can't choose a favourite. What an amazing set of cards you have made with this stamp ... each one unique and beautiful! xx

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  6. WOW! Gorgeous cards!! I love the second one.

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  7. Awesome! Love your take on the Christmas lights, perfect for the challenge at Merry Monday, thanks for playing along this week.

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  8. Beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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