Friday, 14 August 2015

Remember to Sparkle!

It's my month to make a reminder card for the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Card Challenge.  The August challenge is "sparkle" so I went for full coverage sparkle!

I stamped the Snowy Postcard image, and coloured the holly in a strong green for a pop of colour and the roofs and snowy highlights in a very pale blue.  I then patted my Versamark ink pad all over the image, sprinkled with a sparkly embossing powder and heat embossed.  I add red gemstones to the holly, a black border, and a white cardbase.

In real life it is very sparkly but it was incredibly hard to photograph.  I took about 20 shots - some inside with lights, and a bunch outside in various light.  I finally settled on this one (done outside in full sun) as it does show some of the sparkle.

You have until the end of the month to participate in the challenge so head on over to Happy Little Stampers and get a Christmas card done for your stash!

Stamps: Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Paper: black and white cs
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories: SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder, red gemstones, green and pale blue markers


  1. This is very sparkly Susan! Love it! There's something about that iridescent embossing powder ... it adds a real WOW factor. xx

  2. WOW! Susan I love how you added your sparkle! Gorgeous!!! xx

  3. I see all your sparkle Susan. Gorgeous winter scene my friend. TFS

  4. What a gorgeous festive scene Susan and I love your sparkle embossing technique. I hear you about capturing sparkle in a photo - it takes me longer than making the card in the first place lol!

  5. I love how you've added just a bit of color with the holly and all that sparkle! I think I have a couple of these images that I did with a friend and never could figure out what to do with them. Now I know!

  6. I love this card! It is really pretty and I have this stamp also so you give me ideas:) I see the sparkle but I know what you mean when you see it really sparkle and you wish it could be captured on camera. I tried once to take a picture of my card outside. The next picture would have been me running after my card as the wind grabbed hold of it. I chased that bugger half way down the street:)


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