Making Spirits Bright

4/16/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – I hope you had a fabulous week and you’re doing something fun this weekend! I have an awesome CutCardStock DT inspiration project to share with you today featuring our glitter cardstock that’s on sale this month. Our glitter cardstock is amazing because the glitter doesn’t rub off like some of the other brands out there. I created this mini slim Christmas card in non-traditional colors of purple and teal, and it features our Silver Glitter cardstock that I colored with alcohol markers and paired with our Bright Silver Foil cardstock. There’s nothing prettier to me than a Christmas card in colors other than the traditional red and green!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Basis 110# White cardstock along with layering panels from Basis 80# White cardstock and Basis Dark Purple cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies. I upcycled a pretty piece of wide teal, white and purple ribbon for this project that a stamp order was wrapped in a couple months ago. I adhered it to the left side of the white cardstock layering panel and then adhered the panel to the dark purple panel.

Using the Sizzix Seasonal Sketch Thinlits, I die cut the base flower petals, berries and leaves from Silver Glitter cardstock and colored them with purple and teal alcohol markers, and then die cut the outlines from Bright Silver Foil cardstock. I colored several tiny clear gemstones with a yellow alcohol marker and adhered them to the center of the flower. I adhered the flower to the card front and added a foiled sentiment that I created with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Spellbinders Glimmer Silver Foil, and Spellbinders Glimmer Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. The finishing touch was adding several gemstones from the Trinity Amethyst Accent Embellishment Mix with the Trinity Pick Up Stick.

I cut the inside panel from Basis 80# White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of Basis Dark Purple cardstock and Silver Glitter cardstock colored with the teal alcohol marker. I added another foiled sentiment created with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Spellbinders Glimmer Silver Foil, and Spellbinders Glimmer Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! This silver glitter and silver foil cardstock is ah-maazing and makes the most beautiful embellishments for cards! Who doesn’t love glitter and shine?!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202204 – Anything Goes w/ optional April Showers (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #042022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Key It Simple (no twist)
4. Christmas Craft Creations: Slimline

5. Classic Design Challenge: April #4 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #122 – Anything Goes Always
7. Crafty Catz: #590 – Anything Goes
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: April 2022 – Always Anything Goes
9. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #179 – Anything Goes
10. Paperbabe Stamps: #165 – Anything Goes
11. QKR Stampede: #441 – Anything Goes

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CutCardStock products used:
Basis 110# White cardstock
Basis 80# White cardstock
Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Silver Glitter cardstock
Bright Silver Foil cardstock

Other products used:
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- BG57, PB06/23, YG35
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, Sizzix Seasonal Sketch Thinlits
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Darice tiny clear gemstones, recycled ribbon scrap,  Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil SystemSpellbinders Glimmer Silver Foil, Spellbinders Glimmer Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, Trinity Amethyst Accent Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

10 thoughts on “Making Spirits Bright”

  1. A real stunner of a card! Love the silver metallic and glitter combination. Beautiful colors too. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create’s Anything Goes with a Rain Twist Challenge.

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  2. Me again and still drooling over this spectacular card! Thanks for sharing at A Place To Start’s, Anything Goes with a Key Twist Challenge.

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  3. Love the non-traditional colors and the metallic embossing Leslie! I had a purple themed Christmas tree for years. Love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Looking forward to see what you create next. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  4. Just GOrgeous! LOve your design and colours.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    GDT Chrissyxx

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  5. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous Leslie!

    Thank you again for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I hope you play along again this time!

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