Wednesday 1 October 2014

Sparkle and Shine for Country View Crafts

My great teamie Doreen has chosen the theme for this month’s challenge at Country View Crafts and what a great opportunity to start you Christmas cards if you haven’t already. This is my first for this season.
I began with a piece of white card and a stamp from Tim Holtz Festive Knits set, stamping in embossing ink and adding gold embossing powder. Over that a did the wrinkle free technique with Festive Berries and Antique Linen distress inks, carefully heat drying so as not to re-melt the EP.
The wooden star I found in my Christmas craft box and added Xmas Red stickles  …….
…. I die-cut the Noel, inked it over with antique linen ……
and then added glossy accents and antique linen distress glitter. The great fun thing with these glitters is that you can ink over them to change the look.
I stained the ribbon with Festive Berries, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany distress inks to get a mottled look. 
Made a triple bow and adhering it to a piece of ribbon stuck across the card ....
... and the button I found in one of my sewing boxes and blended walnut stain distress ink over it to give it a more aged look.
I hope you will join us at some point during October with something that sparkles or shines. Don’t forget every entry that complies with the rules is in with a chance of winning a £20 shop token from Country View Crafts, so come and have some fun.
Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful month.

hugs Brenda xxx


Doreen said...

Beautiful Brenda,Love the gold embossing,a wonderful

Words and Pictures said...

Love the golden knit - what a cool idea! - and the warmth of the Festive Berries works beautifully with it. Fabulous sparkle on the Noel!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Brenda, love the sparkle on the die cut and the flower button finishes it off just beautifully!

crafty creations said...

As always an amazing piece of work Brenda

x Hilda

Sue said...

Wow Brenda this is lovely, the button really sets it all off xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
Gorgeous card, the NOEL never dates it always looks amazing anyway that it is embellished.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the sparkly greeting.

Anonymous said...

I love that stamp and you certainly brought it to life with the e.p.
Very special.

2amscrapper said...

such a great composition! Helene

Inkypinkycraft said...

wonderful festive piece x sorry for the lack of comments but life has other plans for me at the moment and is keeping me busy! so sorry x

Terry said...

Great start to the Christmas card collection! Lovely and festive and the gold is so rich! I did pick up that stencil! Love this! Hugs!

Paper Profusion said...

A gorgeous start to Christmas Brenda. Love the warmth of this. Nicola x

1CardCreator said...

What a pretty card Brenda! ~Diane

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous Christmas card.

Sylvie Collet said...

Lovely Christmas card!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

That stencil looks amazing in gold. What a great way to get your sparkle on!

Jenny Marples said...

This is such fun Brenda! Love the embossing against that glitter. Jenny x

Sam & Poppy said...

Loving your Christmas! xx