Wednesday 13 December 2017

One stamp = lots of cards!

Our snow disappeared this morning - because the rain decided to come instead!
It has been really cold here the last few days so in between the bed and wardrobe assembly and the clearing up afterwards I snook (hope that's a word!) into the craftie space...In between the Christmas cards I have been messing with alco inks  -  I will share those makes later  -  so I have a Christmas share again today.

This was a quick card - so quick I made quite a few - in different colours including the one below done with a Brilliance Ink Pad in Twilight colours.

The stamp is an old one and suppose it is intended primarily as a background stamp.
I stamped it in Silver Encore Metallic Ink and then silver embossed on top.

It is really lush!  The embossing has really stood out and is amazingly shiny. Didn't need to do much else so I embossed a sentiment onto a scrap of vellum and stamped a single silver snowflake, adding a tiny sparkly gem.
Layered onto silver matt card before putting onto the white base.

The other card was stamped with the tri-colour ink pad and clear embossed. It looks OK but isn't anywhere near as shiny as the silver one - but I like it.
I know there's not a lot of white space left on these cards but I consider them to be CAS so 
I am sharing at a couple of challenges  - I'm sure if they don't fit the Challenge criteria I can be forgiven for linking (after all it's nearly Christmas!!) - seriously though I know how irritating it is when the rules aren't followed so if they're not CAS enough I apologise in advance!!
 AAA - Sparkle
CHNC- Christmas (option Sparkle) 
CAS on Friday - Christmas
Addicted to CAS - Sparkle
Craftaholics R Us - Embossing
 I am off to see a friend for a few days from tomorrow - at least the snow has gone for the drive!
Stay warm wherever you are! x


Carole said...

Fabulous Viv! that silver looks very sparkly,,,great design! Have a safe trip to see your friend.

Cardsbymaaike said...

that sure is a sarply card, or shimmery, gorgeous however you call it ;-) Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Zw@@n said...

Wow, beautiful card, Viv. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

Kathleen said...

Stunning cards Viv, love that stamp, pity it is an old one as I would have loved it, looks great too as a focal point and not just a background.
Great colours on the second card but the silver one does take the biscuit.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Two really stylish cards Viv, its a super design for a CAS card.
Yvonne xx

Esther Asbury said...

Such beautiful cards, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite - they're both so lovely!

Sarn said...

Very pretty snowflake cards Viv.
Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Cara said...

Wonderful sparkly cards, I like both colourways. Fortunately we didn't have much snow here, mostly rain apart from when it stopped so that it could hail instead!

Jane said...

Gorgeous sparkly cards, love both colourways. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Joan said...

I think these are beautiful, the silver one is stunning, that's a lovely stamp


pinky said...

These are super pretty Viv, love the pink and blue together and the added vellum really adds to the soft colours. All cleared from snow here too and hopefully the temperatures will rise again!

Bobby said...

Those snowflakes are gorgeously sparky, Viv. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to CAS.

Loll said...

LOVE those shiny snowflakes, Viv! Great design with the vellum sentiment banner. xx

Janis Lewis said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

Janis Lewis said...

Oops! I meant to say thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.

Coralynn Murray said...

I love all those lovely silver snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Pat said...

This snowflake stamps is gorgeous Viv and the sentiment over the top on vellum is a great idea and doesn't detract from the beautiful silver embossing, and the other looks really pretty too with the tri colour inking. x