Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CAS Christmas Card August Challenge: Glitter

Another wonderful Christmas Challenge hosted this month by Loll!

Gorgeous Glittery cards by the awesome DT and the very talented Guest Designer, 

My CAS Christmas Card.  Yes,  there is Glitter,  but it is Wink of Stella
and we all know how it is impossible to photograph. 
The wreath and bird are so glittery:-)

I placed the Strathmore Mixed Media card front in MISTI.  Off set the 
Penny Black "Tweet Wreath"  stamp on the card front (it is a large wreath).

Stamped the wreath with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and spritzed with water 
then stamped the card front. Stamped again with DI Pine Needles.

When dry removed card front from MISTI.
Colored the open leaves and berries with Zigs and water brush.

Placed card front back in MISTI to arrange bird on leaves.
Colored  bird stamp with Zigs and spritzed with water. 
Then stamped bird on scrap of MM paper.
Colored eye with 03 black art pen and white under eye with white gel pen.

Removed card front from MISTI and die cut the border with Penny Black
Leaf Stitched Frames,  which  I am loving!

Placed card front in MISTI...again!!  Stamped and heat embossed the PB
"Smile All Season" sentiment. Attached to card base and covered the wreath
and bird with Wink of Stella Glitter and Done!

Loved the results so much that I made 3 more cards now that
I had the design figured out and all my supplies out:-)

I loved the CAS design and the pretty glitter.
Thank you Loll for a wonderful challenge.  You have until the 24th to play! Hugs!

Adding to Penny Black Saturday Challenge: August Anything Goes and Optional Watercoloring.


Stamps: Penny Black Tweet Wreath" and Smile All Season sentiment
Paper: Whisper White 100# card base.  Strathmore Mixed Media card base.
Inks: Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles.  Zigs.  Versafine black.
Accessories: MISTI!!! Penny Black Leaf Stitched Frames.  T.H. spritzer.  SU Clear EB Powder.
03 art pen. white gel pen. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.


  1. I can imagine just how pretty and sparkly this is IRL, Nancy. Sounds like it was quite the process stamping and watercoloring, and the results are fabulous. Love the blue bird. Thanks for sharing this beauty in the CAS Christmas gallery. xx

    1. After making my 1st card my steps were much quicker. I loved how all 4 cards turned out. This card had my favorite bird. All turned out a little differently. Hugs...Nancy

  2. This is so pretty, Nancy! I love the two colors of green in the wreath and that sweet bird is adorable! Love this design! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Christmas!

  3. So pretty Nancy, great idea making a bunch more while the supplies are out and you've got the stamping and colouring down pat. I bet the sparkle from the wink of stella looks great. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

    1. Thanks Christine...I think this is going to be one of my favorite Christmas cards this year:-) Hugs...

  4. This is one of my favourite Christmas cards that you've made, Nancy! I love the off-the-edge wreath with the pretty bird perched at the bottom. The colours you've used are so vibrant and gorgeous. Great work, my friend! xx

    1. Thank you so much, Loll. I think it is my favorite too:-) Hugs...

  5. Beautiful! I love the painted wreath and the sweet bird. I think a hand painted card is a joy to receive... Its a little part of you

  6. The colors are vibrant and the design is wonderful, Nancy! I especially love the off-set wreath and the lovely blue bird! I'm sure the shimmer/glitter of Wink of Stella must be gorgeous in real life. It seems like your leaf frame goes well with any cards you make!
    We cannot do without MISTI, can we? :-) Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you, Hideko. I agree..the die cut frame set is so versatile. I really did not like stamping near as much without my MISTI!! Hugs...

  7. Beautiful wreath, beautiful bird - a fabulous card!

  8. I see why you love this card, Nancy. It is so beautiful. The leaf frame is perfect with the wreath and the coloring is so great on the leaves of the wreath. The sweet red bird just adds to the glamour.

  9. One very beautiful card and love the wreath and how it goes off the edge of your card x.

  10. so pretty...what a sweet little bird.
    xx Karen

  11. Very pretty, Nancy! Love the offset wreath and that sweet bird. Sorry I'm just getting around to finishing blog visits. xx

  12. awwwww, this is so cute and pretty! Love the expression on that little bird!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy