Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Penny Black 'in the winter' and Clearly Besotted Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to the March challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges

This month our themes are

E - Emboss

F - Frills

G - Glitter

Our Sponsor this time is

and I have a little prize to give away too

I don't know about you but we have had some very cold and frosty days around here lately and I have seen lots of frosty bare branches looking beautiful against a blue sky, so I was inspired by that to make my card. I chose to combine the embossing and glitter challenges:-

1) Die cut the Penny Black 'in the winter' tree die from white card and from brown card. Offset the trees by snipping apart the brown trees and gluing them behind the white ones so it looks as though snow is lying on the branches.

2) Apply liquid grue to the trees and snowbank and sprinkle on some white glitter.

3) Place a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil on some white card and press through it with Versamark ink. Heat emboss the snow with white embossing powder, and then ink up the card with Distress Inks in fossilized amber, wilted violet and chipped saphire.

4) Glue the glittered snowbank to the inked card and adhere it to the base card. Sie cut a star from the First Edition Build a Scene: Nativity set and glue it in the sky.

5) Finsih off by white embossing the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Ornamental style onto a strip of black card and raise it on some fun foam before adhering it to the card.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog and you have until 31st March to join us this time.

I'd like to play at

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' February - anything goes

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #24 - anything goes

Aurora wings challenge #64 - I went vertical centre (glitter, die cuts, layers)

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Viv said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Carol! Found you via Lorraine's blog! (You don't live too far away from me either - I'm on the tops of the East Pennines!)

Carole said...

Fabulous card those layered snowy trees and your clever idea which is new to me to press through the stencil with versamark and then emboss. Snow all gone here now thankfully...fingers crossed now for Spring! xx

Unknown said...

Stunning card Carol, the glittered trees are beautiful and I love your inked sky
Hugs Kaz xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful winter scene and I love all the glitter on it too!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, your glittered trees and snow bank look fabulous against your brilliant sky.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dorte said...

Wonderful winter scene, Carol. Thanks for the 'How To'
hugs Dorte

Sarah said...

This is really beautiful. The glitter trees against the beautiful background is wonderful. We had a really hard frost again yesterday which froze all the water in the lane. Slightly warmer today but my daffs still haven't recovered from the snowfall xx

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card magical and beautiful.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) I love the icy snow covered trees and the snowfall background, the whole design is so beautiful! Love this :-)

so lovely and generous of you to give away the fabulous CD too, what a great prize!! XXX :-)

Lols x x x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Holly & Ivy.

AlisonC said...

The glittery trees look fantastic against the inky sky. x

Ros Crawford said...

We actually had quite a bit of snow last week! Now it's rain and I'm so fed up of waiting for Spring... Your card is beautiful Carol and I adore the glittery trees against that wonderful BG. Have a good week!

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card Carol, love the night background and beautiful glittery trees x


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