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
Wonderful projects. That Santa bear is too cute!
Went through the whole blog hop, and just as I suspected, yours was the best!
Wow Sandy I was oohhing and ahhing at each project and when I thought it was done there was more! Awesome creations !
the blazing sky behind the snowman
is fantastic. Love the tone-on-tone
deer. So many wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing
All hail Sandy, the Queen of Color! lol. These cards are the usual Sandy Allnock level of greatness. The dear look so realistic. The scene so welcoming and cozy. I just simply enjoy your work, always.
Cuteness overload. The Bear Santa is a cute twist. Also, your copic coloring is exquisite. The herd of deer looks so very realistic.
what an amazing combination of snowy scenes … I think the pink sled might be my favorite
Such fun! I love them all.
sooo much inspiration. Love each and everyone of your fabulous projects.
btw, love your Stop the Virus banner, that’s awesome.
Oh wow! You’ve been so busy making all that goodness! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your video also!
Wowsers! That’s a whole lot of FUN!!
Love the variety of ideas on this fun and amazing release. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandy.
Love the colorful backgrounds! I will have to come back when I have time to watch the video?
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards Sandy, they are really gorgeous and always inspiring! The bearded bear in a Santa suit is a real cutie who made me smile!
Wow! I just don’t know where to start. Yiur colouring is fabulous (as always) but your creations this time have exceeded my very high expectations for you. Just love them all. They are amazing ❤❤❤
Thanks for all the inspiration. You did not disappoint. Thank you for your creativity.
Wow Sandy! So so much inspiration. Bringing on smiles and memories of snow and family time! I’m going to have to go back and check it all out again! Many times!
Many beautiful cards!
May I just say your deer look incredible!! The deer cards are my favorites. I also like how you altered the coverplate die. Sometimes we just need to see that it’s OK to modify the die cut. (Kind of like cutting sentiment stamps… it’s revelatory to see someone actually do it! Quite freeing, honestly.) Thank you for sharing and I commend you for all the glitter you used on your cards! Well done!! Thank you for sharing!
Sandy, you have outdone yourself! So many cards that are so gorgeous! Your coloring is superb!
What beautiful samples, Sandy. You made me very happy for the items I ordered and made me want to get the ones I didn’t!
This is my first visit and I’m so very impressed by your talent! I especially love your elegant card using the Knockout Forest die. I’ll be back often.
The forest deer card is so beautiful…you make coloring with copic markers look so easy. Thanks for your lovely inspiration.
So many fabulous creations!! I love both tone on tone cards. Your coloring of the die cuts is amazing. Good luck with the glitter. I don’t believe it ever goes away, no matter how many times you vacuum! LOL
So many gorgeous projects! Thanks for all the inspiration.
Yowza! You have been one busy gal! Each release design is more spectacular than the one before…I did let out a chuckle at the bearded bear! So cute!
Beautiful cards! I especially like the kraft deer.
wow! It’s just too much to take in! I am overwhelmed at all this amazing inspiration, and it all looks SO amazing! Can’t wait to se even more!
Glitter, glitter, glitter! Must be all that pent up non use of glitter during OWH days! Especially love the tone on tone (white) with just the glitter accents. Simplicity often works best. Wonderful great ideas. Now, once I get past my art show next weekend, I can start thinking about Christmas. TFS!
Oh my goodness. I am just in awe of your work. I can only dream.
Wonderfully inspiring cards and tags!
The Gingerbread people are adorable.
This new release is packed with creativity, I’m already imagining all of the cards I can create.
Thanks for sharing!
Sandy, I am always blown away by your work!! You always inspire me to practice more and keep trying! I had to add the deer dies to my existing order!
So many wonderful products and projects. Love the birch forest with the deer.
So many great projects in here! I love the snow globe tags.
Wow! Thank was a ton of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
You are such a talented lady! I love all your creations! Thank-you for sharing all you do on your blog!
Holy Cow…I don’t want to say they saved the best for last, but WOW! One is better than the next. It’s hard to pick just one but I would anyone of these beauties showing up in my mailbox. I can only imagine how beautiful these must be in person. Your backgrounds are always stunning. I’m such a huge fan. Thank you for sharing your never ending talent, so much appreciated!
I hate to use such a tired ole adage, but “WOW!” This post & all the projects in it are amazing. What a great way to end the hop.
Can’t wait to try this! Your talent is amazing and I pray I can pull this deer scene off as nicely as yours!
Oh my gosh you’re creativity is just endless! What wonderful designs and, as always, love your videos!
So manny Beautiful examples!
Your cards are stunning! I especially love the tone on tone made extra special with glitter! Btw, I watched the glitter video and am now a subscriber! It is definitely messy and will be here long after all of us are gone but to me it’s worth it for the sparkle! Lol!
Absolutely love your cards! Coloring is one of my favorite things so seeing your designs using copics for a beautiful sky is inspiring! TFS
Well in this case the best was saved for last. WOW! Is there anything you can’t do? Your colouring skills are amazing. Your card creations are gorgeous and your shakers are so cute. And the felt gingerbreads. Thank you for sharing your skill and inspiration with us.
I loved how you created the night snow scene, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
So many wonderful creations! Love the birch trees and deer, and the bear images are just adorable!
Wow what great ideas. I just love your colorful backgrounds on some of your cards.
I mean wowser! I can’t believe how many samples you made for this release! I want to make every single one of them but I know I definitely need to increase my copic skills before I can attempt a few of them!
Oh my goodness, Sandy. What gorgeous cards! Your snowglobe is amazing!
Beautiful! Love it all. Thanks for the inspiration.