I thought I’d start by sharing the inspiration for me to make a “set” of sparkly cards…the Sparkly Christmas set! ha! I’m no glitter girl (see this hilarious video!) but I thought I’d use my ONE little jar of glitter to see if I could put it on just about everything! hahaha! This one is made with the new tiny tags set and sparkly Christmas stamps – I punched a circle to glitterfy, and stacked it up with the sentiment and a red nose – and antlers! This would be great to give a stocking stuffer to a crafty friend – a little pot of sparkly joy!
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There are lots more cards to share – in the video I walk you through the new release and all my crazy projects, and the second half is a tutorial on coloring a scene card – using dies!
Birch Trees and deer
The finished card is sooo pretty. Trimming off the border gives the background die a totally different look, and the deer are so cool! I couldn’t find a capturable link to the crazy spinning deer so you can play with it yourself…..but all I searched for was “white tailed deer” on my ipad and it was the first item that came up; I looked on my computer and that’s not first….and the ipad won’t let me “save” a link to share. Boo, internet!
Here are the colors I used…
The birch forest also works with other items – like a bear tucked into a sleigh!
Tone on tone with deer, snow, and glitter….
I created a whoooooollllle lot of deer and used them on one card to create a herd – with a strip of glitter as the snow!
The bear from All Inside is back with more accessories! I thought the shapes of the dies for the gifts and sleigh really looked like gifts and a sleigh – just needed color! And glitter. Of course. Ha!
And then I made a scene using a background from the new Winter Storybook class. The snow is created by first only partially stamping the sleigh in the blac k ink – then adding dots of white pen and blobs of Glossy Accents to stick the glitter onto!
This one uses a sky from the new Star Light Star Bright class – and the bear is wearing his beard! I did have to draw in a little santa suit.
If you’re a fan of coverplate textural backgrounds, this one is fun – lots of swirly bits and stars!
Here I made my own moon by punching a circle out of a circle, and of course over-glittering. (Is that a thing?)
I made Shaker Globs that weren’t actually shakers…..but they still work! It’s a fun shape to tuck small things into – even tiny dies like the tree and snowflake.
And add in a tiny stamp and some text to create a tag!
And for the overachievers – those who took the Clearly Copic class will remember learning how to color a snowglobe!
Merry Little Christmas
This set has a city, a town, a cabin, and a snowman, and some pretty little sentiments…here I stamped the city several times, leaving an opening for the snowman. Then created dramatic light shining on him – and adding glitter just onto the snowman portion.
The town is a little more remote – with a beautiful sky, and a car heading home with their tree!
And a more traditional image for a snowglobe….the tiny town!
This die cuts out a bunch of trees, and I saved the trees to add back on in between the open spaces, then added glitter onto them. The sentiment is fro Love and Light, with glossy accents over it very carefully since I don’t own any glitter embossing powder.
Tag Trio, Warmest Wishes
Love these new tags! There are a few sizes, and they work well with the sentiments and accessories in Warmest Wishes. For the red one – a flood of Copic color, with snow added in white pen and glitter. The other tag has the strips stamped in a kraft color (masking out the packages first) then glossy accents and glitter embellishing them!
If you’re a fan of felt, there’s something in this release for you too! There’s a gingerboy and ginger girl…
And I played dressup – cut out the ginger girl from both the brown and red and trimmed off the hands and feet to create a dress!
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- Full release
- Birch Trees Cover Plate by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies
- Deer Couple by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies
- Copic Markers: EH – Blick
- Neenah Cardstock, Solar White: • 25pk • 250pk
- Snowfall, Hero Arts Glitter
- White Uni-ball Gel Pen: EH – AMZ – BLICK
Gorgeous tags! I love the shaker tags!
All these cards are gorgeous! I can’t pick a favorite!
Oh my goodness, I would not be able to choose a favorite from your projects. They are all SO beautiful.
What a wonderful display of this beautiful release! You make everything look so beautiful and delightful!
Thanks for the great video highlighting items from this great release. Your ‘glitter’ creations are amazing and such a wonderful variety! Thanks for sharing!
Loved your glitter video and shared it with someone who loves glitter but not all the mess. I think my favorite cards are your herd of deer card and the twirling flurries cards again with the deer. You have the right idea, if you are going to have the glitter mess, make it count and get lots of cards. Your gingerbread people are great as well.
You have a wonderful talent. Keep up the great work!
Your white and glitter cards are knocking my socks off today! I love every one of them! SO inspiring! Thank you!
Oh my goodness, what a bunch of pretty designs. I love that “Warm wishes” bear, but the northern light backgrounds are just gorgeous. The people getting these projects are a lucky bunch!
Sandy, what can I say. . . . . You are always so creative and inspirational!!! I look forward to using your ideas once I get my products!!! Thank you for all of your ideas!!!
This is such a great release! I love all your cards and tags!
I love your “herd” of deer and the glitter bar of snow. I am not a glitter fan (and I know you really aren’t either) but this is really nice. I think I might try doing something like that but use glittery embossing powder since it isn’t quite as messy and doesn’t flake off like glitter. Thanks for sharing some really good ideas. I always like to try things out that you sample for us!
What a great release! Such fun cards and inspiration! Thank you!
Are you feeling ok? Do you need to lie down after that glitter attack? 🙂
That was awesome! Love all your glitter projects and so many things in the EH release (ooh that lovely sleigh). Thanks so much for all the ideas. Your lovely deer in the birch trees card… the sky looked great as the background. Just amazing how your mind works.
These are all fabulous sandy!!!
The deer on your cards are so beautiful I can’t wait to practice coloring some for winter and holiday cards.
Wow Sandy, these are amazing! Wonderful showcase of this great new release.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Sandy you always go above and beyond! All of your creative juices were flowing in this release, we got to sample it all in one post. I love the bear, so his fancy sleigh is my favorite. Your Copic coloring skills are amazing to me and I aspire to pick up just a little of your skill (I am a student from your basic class a few years ago). Thank you for all of your inspiration
Great set of projects. I like the coloring for the deer.
Wow, so much “Merry” inspiration, so many techniques and so many really great projects. Kudos to you.
Beautiful cards. I love your use of color.
Sandy you truly are talented. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. You showcased the release with style as usual and presented so many possibilities with the products.
What a showstopper to have you at the end of this inspiring and delightful card hop!
“Herd” you designed some amazing projects for the new EH release! WOW post, loved your ideas, your looks, and thanks for the video! All so inspiring!!
Oh my goodness! These cards are so cute! I think I like the tags the best!
These are so amazing Sandy!
First of all, I went and watched your glitter video, and I seriously hurt my sides laughing! The hardhat, mask (pre-Covid!), and gloves were especially funny in light of the fact you were wearing a t-shirt with a figure running with scissors—you are TOO funny! Secondly, these are seriously ahhh-mazing cards, Sandy! I absolutely love them all! You are such a freaking genius and uber talented woman! Thank you SO much for sharing! <3
love your work
WOW!!!!! So many ideas, so little time! I just adore your black bear! He is fantastic!
All I can say is…WOW!!
Wowza, you have been busy! Great inspiration!!! Can’t pick a favorite, they are all awesome!
Love all the detail you added to the dies! And welcome to the dark side of all things sparkly! 🙂 Might I recommend a swiffer duster sheet on hand along with your vaccum for loose glitter? Love all the sparkle!