Wednesday 29 June 2016

Muse: ChristmasVisions 50

I could not resist playing along with this week's ChristmasVisions muse, Eliz Stewart, who gave us a glittery white and blue snowflake card to inspire us.

I used several elements from her card: the colours, glitter and snowflake theme, but instead of using inlaid die cuts and a small vellum circle, I used a full-sized vellum panel and a snowflake embossing folder. I had intended to use a blue inked panel behind my vellum, but I did not like the look of this, so I decided to mask off the sides of my vellym panel and swiped my new Blueprint sketch mini distress ink pad over the backside of my vellum panel, sprinkled iridescent sparkle embossing power (JudiKins) over it and heat embossed. I adhered my panel to my cardbase using double-sided tape and added a few rhinestones in the centre of the snowflakes. Wish you could see the sparkle in real life.

Here is the card by Eliz that inspired my card:

Muse: ChristmasVisions 50 - Inspiration by Eliz, shown above
Jingle Belles - It came upon a midnight CLEAR (use a clear element)
June Rudolph Days - Anything Chrismas goes
STAMPlorations CAS challenge - Anything CAS goes with optional colour: blue


  1. Beautiful rich blue background. Wonderful interpretation of Elizabeth's card.

  2. Simply stunning! Love how you incorporated so my details, but made it completely your own! Great to see you again at MCV!

  3. Such a pretty card! I'm really surprised that is inked with Blueprint instead of an underlayment--love it, so vivid!

    Stamplorations CAS DT

  4. CLEAR-ly amazing ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  5. Love this use of vellum and embossing. Very pretty card.

  6. This is quite beautiful, and has a real arty feel. I like the way you masked off the blue inky background. I now looks like a white frame around the inky loveliness!

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. A really striking card. I love how the embossed snowflakes stand out against the blue.

    Thank you for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month. Good Luck!
    Liz - DT member xx

  8. Such pretty colours on a lovely card.

    Have a good Wednesday.

    B x

  9. Great idea! I love the effect you achieved! This is absolutely lovely...the blueprint center and the gems really stand out. Thanks for joining!

  10. What a fab idea, love the embossing folder. :)

  11. Love how the vellum looks over the blue - stunning! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

  12. This is so pretty Marianne!! Love the layering and colouring on the vellum. Perfect for snowflakes as it has that transparent look. xx

  13. This is really beautiful card. Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
    Valerija - DT member.

  14. Beautiful card and how brave, I wouldn't touch velum with a barge pole, as the saying goes.
    Lovely embossing folder and a great shade of blue in the background.

    Kath x

  15. ohhhhhhhhhh you are so clever! love, love, love this, what a great take on the inspiration piece and yet this is still very much your own gorgeous design! thanks for joining our CLEARLY awesome fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  16. Beautiful job on casing the Muse, Love this card to pieces.

  17. Great card, Marianne, well done! i do love vellum and dont use it enough, but dont think I've ever used distress ink and embossing with it a brilliant idea!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  18. Both cards are lovely! I love your bold royal blue and the embossed vellum; it has so much dimension. Gorgeous work :)

  19. Breathtakingly beautiful! You must be very close to having all the Christmas cards you need for the upcoming season!