Friday 10 January 2020

January Sparkle

     Christmas At Sweet Stampin' this month is all about Sparkle, this really does sparkle but it's very hard to get a good photograph.
     It's made using a Sweet Poppy stencil and white paste on dark blue card. The stencil was taped down all the way around to prevent movement and paste in the wrong place.
     The paste was applied at the top and dragged down evenly to produce a near even covering, there are a few spots where it is not perfect but it's hand crafted and unique so that's alright with me.
     Once the stencil had been carefully removed I sprinkled the whole card with iridescent glitter and set it aside to dry overnight.
     Once dry I trimmed the card down and matted it on silver before putting it on a white card blank. The sparkle was good but it needed a little something more so I added a gem in the centre, this then made the corners look big and empty, so I added some tiny gems to balance it up.
     When working with stencils and paste I have found it easier to make a batch of card tops, that way there is only one lot of cleaning up with maximum output.
     I know it's only January but please come and join us at Christmas At Sweet Stampin', it will make the end of the year much easier if you have some cards already made.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round - Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Month's of Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional Old Fashioned
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional Recycle
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas


  1. Wow, it is veeery nice card. Thanks for playing along at CCAYR!

  2. So elegant, beautiful card..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. I love that stencil :) looks really elegant.

  4. Seriously stunning. I love that pretty image, I thought it was a stamp! Your gorgeous glittery paste is so perfect for this and I think you did an AMAZING job!! So beautiful. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  5. Love how crisp your stencilled card is, I am never able to get it so neat and on dark card you have done a fabulous job.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  6. So elegant. Thank you for entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge. Myrna DT.
    Please also join us for our monthly Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge at


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