Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Starry Christmas by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers.
I have a sparkly Christmas card to share with you today.
Here's how I made my card...

On a piece of white card, 5.25" square, I applied Grunge paste through the swirl on the Splats & Swirls Stencil, in two opposite corners. 
I spritzed with Crushed Grape & London Blued Dylusion Spray Ink, then spritzed with water to blend the colours. When the ink was dry, Silver Gilding Wax was applied to the embossed swirls.
I stamped the Snowflakes with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, then spritzed lightly to give a watercolour effect.

I sprinkled a little silver tinsel embossing powder randomly onto the background, then heat set it. 
I edged the background with black ink, matted it onto silver mirror card, then attached it to a 6x6" card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Greetings 1 Plate onto card, coloured with the same Dylusions Inks, cut it out, edged it with black ink, then matted it onto silver mirror card. 
I used foam pads to attach the sentiment to the card, then finished off by adding some silver, blue & purple confetti stars.
I hope my blue & purple Christmas card gets you in the mood for Christmas, I do love this colour combination!
Thanks for visiting,
Alison xxx

18 comments:

mark gould said...

Love the colours Alison x

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...these swirls have a stunning effect!!! Love the background effect too.
Dot x

just4crafters said...

Wow!!! Love the colors. Simply beautiful. The swirl accents are my favorite part :) ~Sophia

massofhair said...

Wonderful colours, adore the swirl stencil (needed that stencil it is so fun to use) & not seen the London Blue Dylusion Spray colour either. Something i definitely need in my stash.

Spectacular xmas card:-)

Michele said...

gorgeous! fabulous colors and design. mystical feel. xo

Artyjen said...

It feels like something magical is about to happen....which it is....so Chritmasy love it ;)
xoxo Sioux

Artyjen said...

Christmasy even! LOL

rachel said...

love the colours and that swirl is awesome - fabulous x

Helen said...

Fantastic colours, Alison! almost wish I hadn't finished mine now...!

isisimaginings.com said...

LOVE that! The colours are gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a magical combination! I love it! Julie Ann xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A lovely flow and energy to your background.
Wishes
Lynne

~*~Patty S said...

Beautifully done in the prettiest of colors and the touches of sparkle and bling are perfect too!
oxo

Dominike said...

What a beautiful card !

Crafting Queen said...

Super card, love this background.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Love the colors and the way you used these new terrific stencils !!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is insanely gorgeous. Wow -- the color combination from the Dylusion sprays and Seedless Preserves DI is so vibrant. Love the wax resist and the watercolor effect. Just a fabulous card!! -- Mary Elizabeth

butterfly said...

What glorious colours, and the swirly sparkle of those stencils is just wonderful - this is fabulous!
Alison x