Irene’s sparkling winter wishes card!

Irene’s sparkling winter wishes card!

Hi everyone!

Well it’s that time of the year again, and like most of you I’ve been busy making my Christmas cards. I absolutely adore the Beautiful Moments – Cold Days, Warm Hearts stamp sets. They are beautiful to stamp with.

As a crafter, I am always looking for further ways to utilise the stamps in my collection, which is why I thought I would share this card with you. Here I have used the Winter Days stamp collection. I have used the main image as a background, but also used the accent stamps to extend the image. 

I have taken an alcohol-proof grey ink pad and a white 8×8 inch card blank, and stamped the design in full in the bottom left-hand corner of the card. I have repeated in the top right-hand corner but left some of the image out. In the stamp set there is a bare branch stamp and a tiny twig stamp. I have used both of these stamps to extend the tree in the bottom left image, and also to create a frame around the top of the card and in the bottom right-hand corner. I had to add a few of the adorable little Christmas trees also!

As I have used alcohol markers on this card, I have placed a couple of sheets of copier paper inside of the card to stop the ink bleeding through to the bottom layer. This is all hidden anyway once I glue my insert into the card.

Once I had finished colouring with my alcohol markers, I inked around the edges with a blending ink pad in my favourite colour.

Of course I couldn’t leave it there! Not when I can use glitter. So I added glitter to all the branches of the trees to give it that winter wonderland feel. On the images, I added sparkle overlay to the snow and the pond only.

Finally to finish… of course I had to use more glitter! This time in the use of ribbon. I couldn’t choose between silver or turquoise so I glued a strip of each to the card with red liner tape.

I took a sentiment also from the stamp sets. After stamping, I inked around in the matching blending ink, die-cut a circle and layered onto some silver card. I threaded a small length of baker’s twine through a punched hole and glued onto the card at the top only. This is so the sentiment can hang loose and give movement on the card. To finish, I added the two bows with 3D glue gel to ensure the bows stuck to the glitter ribbon.

I have really enjoyed making this card and hope you like it too. Hope to see you soon! 

Love and best wishes 

Irene xx

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