Colourful Seasons – Winter

Colourful Seasons- Winter Wonder

Winter is a season of cloudy grey days, mists, ice, snow and of course lots of rain here in the Uk. It’s a time of chill winds and bare trees silhouetted agains grey skies. Don’t panic! It’s also a time of fun parties, sequinned dresses and New Year fireworks. If we look carefully in amongst the monochrome natural world of winter there is also plenty of sparkle.  Mysterious mists rolling over the fields, icy puddles that crack into shiny shards as you tread on them and silvery etched cobwebs strung between the grasses covered in cold morning dew. Jack Frost paints the windows with amazing patterns.  Brilliant white snow  deadens the sounds and highlights the shape of everything.

      

 

So for my final card of the Colourful Seasons set here’s my take on Winter. I went for something less than colourful looking to the Neutrals collection to reflect the season. I wanted plenty of texture and  lots of party sparkle. Great as a Congrats for that special achievement or simply a winter birthday.

Cut a black card rectangle just a couple of centimetres smaller than your card base. Then for added interest emboss it to give it texture. I used the garden trellis pattern but many others would be perfect.

Now cut 3 triangular shards: one in Silver Glimmer , one in velum, and one whisper white. Choose to vary the size to give the feel of smashed up ice.

using the largest of the snowflake stamps and the congrats stamp the white triangle.

Stick down the silver glimmer and velum ( stick only where the white will cover so you don’t get glue marks showing through the vellum). Also take into account where you will place the stamped white piece but don’t stick it yet. Remember your text needs to be readable!

Take silver thread and black and silver mini sequins ribbons and twist them around sticking down with wet glue or glue dots.

Finally using dimensional add the final Congrats triangle.

Have a final bit of fun. Bling your card using plenty of Basic Jewels. I used the largest and stuck them in a flourishing line which curves across the card. If you prefer just be random!

 

Use these items to create this card:

 

 

 

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