Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Die Cut Sparkles


I made this card for an elderly friend recently, using  NBUS die set by Ultimate Crafts

I die cut all the pieces in silver glitter paper, and adhered it to a matt green piece of patterned paper

I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment on a snippet of grey card, the same as the card base, sponged the edges with London Fog Memento ink, and added a bow in silver cord.

I was able to capture some of the glitter in these photographs

Unfortunately the green paper still shows as gray.
The recipient loved it and thanked me numerous time for it.
Note to self: next time use a firmer card for the die cut as the frame is very narrow and hard to get straight.

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  1. Awww Maxine - this is so pretty - I love all of that shimmer - I am sure it brightened the recipients day!! Beautiful! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Simply stunning Maxine. What a beautiful card

  3. Such a delicate die set. So very pretty and loving the bling x

  4. Hi Maxine, a great card the butterfly die is beautiful within its frame, it is amazing how a simple change of paper can alter the results. If you hadn't said I would not have known the paper was anything but a soft silver! Thank you for all your kind comments last week... hope you have a fabulous week... Megan

  5. Maxine, I love the sparkle... very pretty!

  6. Great card Maxine, love butterflies and shimmer so great combination, had a chuckle at your nite to self sounds like me 😄
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  7. A pretty creation - very elegant dear Maxine!
    oxo Susi

  8. Such a beautiful mix of elegant die-cuts Maxine. Love them done in the glitter paper ... even more elegant and with such beautiful sparkle. xx

  9. Beautiful card, Maxine! Love the sparkle. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

  10. This is gorgeous. I thought it was silver on silver, rather than looking gray, but I wouldn't have guessed green. Sometimes our cameras trick us all! This is very elegant and I'll bet it is a sight to behold in person.

  11. Love the idea of using the glimmery card stock for your die cut- makes for a gorgeous card!!!

  12. Super elegant! I'm sure the recipient loved it, and yes, it's beautiful showing with the gray background. (very classy too!) Can only imagine how much more gorgeous it was with a pale green behind all the silver glitter. That's one lovely die set. Prayers & Hugs coming your way. TFS

  13. Wow! How much do I adore this card! The glittery silver butterfly looks amazing! I am sure your friends would love it Maxine! Have a great day. :)
    Suchi xx

  14. You are the Queen of embossing and sparkling , love this my friend, hope you are doing well.xx{aNNie}

  15. Wow Maxine, I am totally hypnotized by that glittery butterfly! What an intricate die cut and the iridescent sparkle just makes it shine and shimmer! Wow, what a gorgeous card! hugs :)

  16. Such a delicate patern and butterfly; it looks so beautiful! an understand she loved it! Hope you have a sunny and colourful day!

  17. Stunning card Maxine! I love all the sparkle!
    xoxo Olga

  18. Nice glittery card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge blog. Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Riddhi Shah (DT, Brown Sugar challenge)

  19. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

  20. fantastic and romantica card.
    Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT

  21. Wow! This is so elegant!!! Just plain gorgeous!!!

  22. Beautiful card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle!

  23. Lovely sparkle, great card. Isn't it weird how colours photograph differently? CarolG

  24. Lovely sparkly celebration card! Thanks for helping us celebrate our birthday over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  25. A great card - a really elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x

  26. Lovely sparkle! Thank you for joining in our Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter.

  27. woow that butterfly is so sparkly and shiny
    lovely card Maxine
    Happy new year my friend
    sorry just catch up was a busy day at christmas time
    and today already in the office again hehe LOL

  28. Wonderful sparkly creation. Sorry for the late comment. I would like to invite you to link with us again for our January Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN


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